Pancreatitis is a very painful condition, but unfortunately, there is no cure. It is managed with fluids, antibiotics, anti-emetic (anti nausea/vomiting medications) and pain medications. I did not personally examine your dog, but it sounds very much like pancreatitis. It may take a while for her to overcome this and she can have relapses in the future. I don't think there is anything wrong with getting a second vet's opinion if you are concerned, but it is not a condition that is gone in a matter of 2-3 days. Good luck!
Agree it sounds like pancreatitis and that is really not the usual treatment. Food is usually withheld and dog is on IV and medication and then ID food introduced gradually. Yes, very painful.
I would seek a second opinion.
Thank you so much. I do understand now it is a condition to be managed. But i didn't realize how long it might take for her to get through this spell. She is doing better every day. I wish she was drinking more. But the chicken n rice works the best. Her legs are working great now n she is starting to go up n down steps. BUT she's really not her hyper happy self. Yet!!
Thanks for the info. I see that from some other sites. I saw a different Dr in the office the first visit. When i saw her Dr. He wasn't happy that blood work wasn't done right off the bat. He thought she was improving. Put her on tramadol n gave me New directions. Said if not improved within few days or any other issues call him at home asap. I will stick with him from now on.
Glad you got a second opinion. My daughter's dog as chronic problems and has been hospitalized 3 times with meds and IV at the Vet and at home. She has been strictly on ID food for at least a couple of years, my daughter did find a treat she can give her in moderation. Was over $1,000 each flare up.
She had a t-shirt made for the dog, a Chi mix, that says, You feed me, I die"
Lol! Well, never know who may be tempted to give her something.
How old is the chi mix? Poor Lil thing.. And was is all in a row or over time?