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Old July 30th 03, 04:09 AM
Rick
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Default Help! My Dachshund is not himself.

Hello,

I'd really appreciate hearing if this sounds familiar to anyone.

My wife and I have an amazing 9 yr old Dachshund. He's a brown short
hair medium size. Unfortunately, he has not been himself the past few
weeks and I'm very concerned. I've had him at the vet and they did 2
blood test. The first test was so odd they repeated it. With the first
the wondered if he had Addison's. After the second test though they
ruled out Addison's and thought it might be a pancreatic (I think)
problem where his body was over producing insulin thus lowering his
blood sugar. For this they suggested spreading out his meals, which
we've been doing for over a week now. He seemed to perk up at first
but now seems about like before.

Here's a quick run through of the symptom's.

-recently become very lethargic doesn't want to walk anymore
-looks depressed.
-has drainage from one eye
-gained about 5lbs. in 8 weeks
-abdomen is always very tight as though he just ate a cow.
-has gas like a male beer drinker.
-recently started going into the garbage whenever we forget to close
the pantry door.
-very recently is waking us up in the night to go outside

Tomorrow he's having an ultrasound done to look at his abdomen.
Hopefully, we'll have good news and get to the bottom of this. If this
sounds familiar to you I'd appreciate anything you would be willing to
share.
  #2  
Old July 30th 03, 05:03 AM
L. D. Abraham
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After reading your message I went to http://www.bennyhinn.org and submitted a
prayer request for your 9 yr. old Dachshund. It will be visible to tens of
thousands of intercessory prayer warriors worldwide.

--
"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall
receive." Matthew 21:22


"Rick" wrote in message
om...
Hello,

I'd really appreciate hearing if this sounds familiar to anyone.

My wife and I have an amazing 9 yr old Dachshund. He's a brown short
hair medium size. Unfortunately, he has not been himself the past few
weeks and I'm very concerned. I've had him at the vet and they did 2
blood test. The first test was so odd they repeated it. With the first
the wondered if he had Addison's. After the second test though they
ruled out Addison's and thought it might be a pancreatic (I think)
problem where his body was over producing insulin thus lowering his
blood sugar. For this they suggested spreading out his meals, which
we've been doing for over a week now. He seemed to perk up at first
but now seems about like before.

Here's a quick run through of the symptom's.

-recently become very lethargic doesn't want to walk anymore
-looks depressed.
-has drainage from one eye
-gained about 5lbs. in 8 weeks
-abdomen is always very tight as though he just ate a cow.
-has gas like a male beer drinker.
-recently started going into the garbage whenever we forget to close
the pantry door.
-very recently is waking us up in the night to go outside

Tomorrow he's having an ultrasound done to look at his abdomen.
Hopefully, we'll have good news and get to the bottom of this. If this
sounds familiar to you I'd appreciate anything you would be willing to
share.



  #3  
Old July 30th 03, 05:03 AM
L. D. Abraham
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After reading your message I went to http://www.bennyhinn.org and submitted a
prayer request for your 9 yr. old Dachshund. It will be visible to tens of
thousands of intercessory prayer warriors worldwide.

--
"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall
receive." Matthew 21:22


"Rick" wrote in message
om...
Hello,

I'd really appreciate hearing if this sounds familiar to anyone.

My wife and I have an amazing 9 yr old Dachshund. He's a brown short
hair medium size. Unfortunately, he has not been himself the past few
weeks and I'm very concerned. I've had him at the vet and they did 2
blood test. The first test was so odd they repeated it. With the first
the wondered if he had Addison's. After the second test though they
ruled out Addison's and thought it might be a pancreatic (I think)
problem where his body was over producing insulin thus lowering his
blood sugar. For this they suggested spreading out his meals, which
we've been doing for over a week now. He seemed to perk up at first
but now seems about like before.

Here's a quick run through of the symptom's.

-recently become very lethargic doesn't want to walk anymore
-looks depressed.
-has drainage from one eye
-gained about 5lbs. in 8 weeks
-abdomen is always very tight as though he just ate a cow.
-has gas like a male beer drinker.
-recently started going into the garbage whenever we forget to close
the pantry door.
-very recently is waking us up in the night to go outside

Tomorrow he's having an ultrasound done to look at his abdomen.
Hopefully, we'll have good news and get to the bottom of this. If this
sounds familiar to you I'd appreciate anything you would be willing to
share.



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Old July 30th 03, 06:16 AM
Carlshead
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"Rick" wrote in message
om...
Hello,

I'd really appreciate hearing if this sounds familiar to anyone.

My wife and I have an amazing 9 yr old Dachshund. He's a brown short
hair medium size. Unfortunately, he has not been himself the past few
weeks and I'm very concerned. I've had him at the vet and they did 2
blood test. The first test was so odd they repeated it. With the first
the wondered if he had Addison's. After the second test though they
ruled out Addison's and thought it might be a pancreatic (I think)
problem where his body was over producing insulin thus lowering his
blood sugar. For this they suggested spreading out his meals, which
we've been doing for over a week now. He seemed to perk up at first
but now seems about like before.

Here's a quick run through of the symptom's.

-recently become very lethargic doesn't want to walk anymore
-looks depressed.
-has drainage from one eye
-gained about 5lbs. in 8 weeks
-abdomen is always very tight as though he just ate a cow.
-has gas like a male beer drinker.
-recently started going into the garbage whenever we forget to close
the pantry door.
-very recently is waking us up in the night to go outside

Tomorrow he's having an ultrasound done to look at his abdomen.
Hopefully, we'll have good news and get to the bottom of this. If this
sounds familiar to you I'd appreciate anything you would be willing to
share.


Howdy Rick,
Our five year old standard Dachshund has given us a couple of scares with
pancreatitis in the past year. The blood tests really pinpoint this problem
with liver enzymes and typically with dehydration. The veterinarian
involved believes that "people food" even in moderation and only a few times
a month was to blame. His symptoms were extreme vomiting, whining while
defecating, and panting in obvious distress even in an air conditioned
house. He also had enlarged eyes (due to the dehydration). We rushed him
to a 24 hour clinic upon his first attack. I had never seen a young dog so
sick.

I wish you the best with your dachsie. Our buddy has slowly recuperated
over the last two months. He still does not have the walking stamina from
before the first attack, but it is getting better.

Carl



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Old July 30th 03, 06:16 AM
Carlshead
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"Rick" wrote in message
om...
Hello,

I'd really appreciate hearing if this sounds familiar to anyone.

My wife and I have an amazing 9 yr old Dachshund. He's a brown short
hair medium size. Unfortunately, he has not been himself the past few
weeks and I'm very concerned. I've had him at the vet and they did 2
blood test. The first test was so odd they repeated it. With the first
the wondered if he had Addison's. After the second test though they
ruled out Addison's and thought it might be a pancreatic (I think)
problem where his body was over producing insulin thus lowering his
blood sugar. For this they suggested spreading out his meals, which
we've been doing for over a week now. He seemed to perk up at first
but now seems about like before.

Here's a quick run through of the symptom's.

-recently become very lethargic doesn't want to walk anymore
-looks depressed.
-has drainage from one eye
-gained about 5lbs. in 8 weeks
-abdomen is always very tight as though he just ate a cow.
-has gas like a male beer drinker.
-recently started going into the garbage whenever we forget to close
the pantry door.
-very recently is waking us up in the night to go outside

Tomorrow he's having an ultrasound done to look at his abdomen.
Hopefully, we'll have good news and get to the bottom of this. If this
sounds familiar to you I'd appreciate anything you would be willing to
share.


Howdy Rick,
Our five year old standard Dachshund has given us a couple of scares with
pancreatitis in the past year. The blood tests really pinpoint this problem
with liver enzymes and typically with dehydration. The veterinarian
involved believes that "people food" even in moderation and only a few times
a month was to blame. His symptoms were extreme vomiting, whining while
defecating, and panting in obvious distress even in an air conditioned
house. He also had enlarged eyes (due to the dehydration). We rushed him
to a 24 hour clinic upon his first attack. I had never seen a young dog so
sick.

I wish you the best with your dachsie. Our buddy has slowly recuperated
over the last two months. He still does not have the walking stamina from
before the first attack, but it is getting better.

Carl



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Old July 30th 03, 05:46 PM
buglady
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"Rick" wrote in message
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My wife and I have an amazing 9 yr old Dachshund.


With the first test
the wondered if he had Addison's. After the second test though they
ruled out Addison's and thought it might be a pancreatic (I

think) -recently become very lethargic doesn't want to walk anymore
-looks depressed.
-has drainage from one eye
-gained about 5lbs. in 8 weeks
-abdomen is always very tight as though he just ate a cow.
-has gas like a male beer drinker.
-recently started going into the garbage whenever we forget to close
the pantry door.
-very recently is waking us up in the night to go outside


........This sounds more like Cushings to me: pot belly, drinking/urinating
excessively, lethargy, increased appetite. If there's no vomiting I don't
know why they're thinking pancreatic, unless the amylase was high in the
bloodwork. Anything out of whack on the chem panel part of the bloodwork?

......Read about Addison's and Cushings he
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/the_...b_library.html I'd have a talk
with the vet and ask why they didn't test for Cushings.

buglady
take out the dog before replying



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Old July 30th 03, 05:46 PM
buglady
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"Rick" wrote in message
om...

My wife and I have an amazing 9 yr old Dachshund.


With the first test
the wondered if he had Addison's. After the second test though they
ruled out Addison's and thought it might be a pancreatic (I

think) -recently become very lethargic doesn't want to walk anymore
-looks depressed.
-has drainage from one eye
-gained about 5lbs. in 8 weeks
-abdomen is always very tight as though he just ate a cow.
-has gas like a male beer drinker.
-recently started going into the garbage whenever we forget to close
the pantry door.
-very recently is waking us up in the night to go outside


........This sounds more like Cushings to me: pot belly, drinking/urinating
excessively, lethargy, increased appetite. If there's no vomiting I don't
know why they're thinking pancreatic, unless the amylase was high in the
bloodwork. Anything out of whack on the chem panel part of the bloodwork?

......Read about Addison's and Cushings he
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/the_...b_library.html I'd have a talk
with the vet and ask why they didn't test for Cushings.

buglady
take out the dog before replying



 




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