One additional note: I read about pancreatitis in the Dog Conditions A-Z, linked above, and it said that in minor cases many times the vet will just give the dog a 24 hour period without food or water, or with just water, to give the pancreas a rest. That often cures the inflammation. There's a good article about it in the Dog Conditions list.View Thread
I think it's entirely likely that if it's just a one time occurrence, she will just have some diarrhea and be fine. The pancreas develops an inflammation only if you continue to overstress it over and over and over again, your dog's body will probably just pass the butter through largely undigested this first time, resulting in a lot of greasy poo but not many other problems.
So sorry to hear about your kitty. I know he'll be missed. My mother recently had something similar happen to her wonderful Siamese - like so many others, there was not much sign of what the trouble was at first, blood work normal, no response to medication, stopped eating. Then they found the golf ball sized tumor once it had grown big enough. I was hoping something like this wasn't wrong wityour boy, and I want to offer my sympathy.View Thread
Are there any different circumstances around those times? Medications, flea remedies, baths, visits from people, different food, changing weather, anything?
That's what I'd look for first. Also, do you see any sign of hair balls? My floofy calico has a peculiarity where she gets hairballs sometimes but throws up more often when she's upset or nervous about something.View Thread
It definitely could, since the ingredients are slightly different. This may be really helpful for you though. List the ingredients on both flavors of dog food, see what's in the venison flavor that isn't in the regular flavor. There's your list of possible triggers. Further experimentation should show you exactly what to avoid.View Thread
If both males are neutered, another male may be a better choice. They often do better within a hierarchy where your existing female may have problems with another female. Males can be a bit more laid back too. Unaltered males are a totally different story.View Thread
Usually vets prescribe the full course of treatment because sometimes infection can remain even after symptoms improve. Best practice would be to explain what happened and get a replacement 3 day supply. Your dog probably won't be hurt by missing the 3 days, but if the infection comes back the vet will probably need to use a different antibiotic, because the bug that's infecting the dog will have become resistant to the amoxicillin. If it's possible to ask the vet, it would be a good idea. Since it's been two days, I'm sure you already found your solution, but I write this for people with the same question.View Thread
The fact that he isn't pooping is concerning. Usually cats don't act sick unless they really feel bad, most of the time they like to hide it. It's good you have vets looking into it, but it doesn't make sense to me either. With that much going wrong, you'd think there would be something to find? Good luck to you. Till you get an answer, general supportive care is good. Keep him warm, give him lots of love, maybe some unsalted chicken broth so he gets extra calories.View Thread
I'd wonder about poisoning or something neurological? It bothers me how many times I hear about vets putting the pet through a whole battery of tests and coming up with absolutely nothing. I'd be very worried about him lying down in his litter - that's obviously not a normal cat behavior at all. I hope it was just the tranquilizer making him sleepy.View Thread
If they have the same dose and ingredients, I really don't see why there would be a difference. It could be that the dog version is designed to be more palatable to the dogs. Personally I use Cosequin but I don't pay the expensive pet store prices, I buy the stuff on Amazon.View Thread