jb777 Posted July 10, 2013 Report Share Posted July 10, 2013 Hello my dog Boo (border collie mix) was put to sleep last Friday. Was wondering if anybody has experience with Pancreatitis/spleen tumor? She was 8 1/2 yrs. When she was 3 she came down with pancreatitis from what seemed like diet/dry food. We were told to try The Honest Kitchen, and added boiled boneless chicken. It worked she was fine. About 11 months ago she was getting way too skinny. I could feel too much bone and shee seemed to have less energy. Then I found a dry food called Acana (chicken/potato) and would give her no more than 2 cups a day. It worked she put on weight. The next few months was the same dry food and amount. I took her for runs in the park everyday, and she was an extrememly happy dog. We had a ton of fun, and we were so close. So happy she was. Anyways back to diet. Around the end of March I noticed she was a bit heavy. So I reduced the amount to a half 1 cup a day split in 2 meals and maybe a quart inbetween. I remember switching back to The Honest Kitchen at some point as well. Just as much as 2 cups a day. So on June 8th I noticed her breathing was getting odd, and weird coughing like a hair ball. I took her to the vet that day. They did Chest X-Ray, Tick Serology (she had 5 ticks in May on her), and heartworm. Nothing showed any illness from these tests. I mentioned pacreatitis to the vet and she thought it might just be a flair up from that. Why no blood test, I don't know? So I had faith in vet and went home. On July 4th in was very apparent she was getting ill. I took her to ermegency vet and they did x-ray on abdomin and blood test. She was aenemic and her spleen was losing shape. Before I took her she was breathing rapidly and drinking lots of water. Also walking slower. Even through all of that she would try to be normal and playful at times. Her stools were normal and no vomiting. Although she did vomit once after I gave her heartworm back in June. And it had yellow worms, but vet said they were probably stomach and not heart. So on July 5th the another doctor at the vet said she would have to open her up to see if they could just remove the spleen. Inside her everything was going bad, and she said pus. I had to put her to sleep that day while she was asleep from surgery. Does anybody have any info as to what happened to my dogs health? She was so healthy it seemed a few months ago. I appreciate any help, thank you. Does she look heavy? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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