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    My poor Duke is sick and in the hospital.. He was throwing up Tuesday night and it wouldn't stop so we took him to the ER vet.. they did xrays all clear, bloodwork clear but said his belly seemed swollen. She said I am going to test him and he has pancreatitis.. :crying:

    Poor little guy was so uncomfortable.. we are picking him up tonight. they gave him IV meds and fluids but he won't eat for them and is panting.. Duke is 5 and 1/2 and has never been away from us overnight.. I am a wreck.

    I need some feedback please.. they want us to change his food!! those of you that know we went through hell and back finding what works and Duke has been using NVI for almost 3 years.. his coat is great and allergies good. they want him on a lower fat diet...

    suggestions!! we have a meeting with them tonight.. I guess I am just nervous about a food change..

    thank you everyone.. I can't wait to get him.. I miss him so much. :crying: @desertskybulldogs @JAKEISGREAT @2Bullymama

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    Oh my dear friend...I'm so sorry this is happening...poor Duke!

    I will check w/my friend who's dog had pancreatis about diet changes.

    Meantime, I will pray for y'all...give Duke a kiss from me.


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    Oh poor Duke! I'm glad he's getting to come home!! Did the vet say how much fat he wants in the food? Maybe you can find a NVI with lower fat content than the flavor he's on now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piamitch View Post
    Oh poor Duke! I'm glad he's getting to come home!! Did the vet say how much fat he wants in the food? Maybe you can find a NVI with lower fat content than the flavor he's on now?
    no they just said they would talk to us tonight but that his food has to be changed .. it must be a lower fat diet ? I will have more info tonight.. he still not eating they said he is having a rough time relaxing..

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    You might consider cooking for him until you find the right kibble. That way you can control the amount of fat. I hope your Duke is feeling better soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyDuke View Post
    no they just said they would talk to us tonight but that his food has to be changed .. it must be a lower fat diet ? I will have more info tonight.. he still not eating they said he is having a rough time relaxing..
    I know this, No grains, No corn starch, No soy...I know my friend cuts her dog's food intake
    with green beans thereby reducing calories AND fat. Also, Duke needs an enzyme added to
    help him process and digest his food. Raw, green tripe can be added to his foods too.

    Still researching and will pm a link to you...and continuing praying for y'all


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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyDuke View Post
    no they just said they would talk to us tonight but that his food has to be changed .. it must be a lower fat diet ? I will have more info tonight.. he still not eating they said he is having a rough time relaxing..
    When they did the X-rays did they do a barium X-ray? I ask because he also has the same symptoms as an obstruction. Socks don't show up in X-rays, for example. If I were you I would find out exactly why they want him on (specific crap vet food) so we can find a good one. If its just for weight, you can give less food plus green beans to fill him up.


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    I still would not rule out obstruction!!


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    Can you print the ingredients and food analysis of NVI out and take it to the vet with you. Don't be surprised if they suggest a science diet or something like that. I personally would home cook a while until you can find a low fat kibble

    i see @Texas Carol is looking ino it for you too. Give the big fella a big hug from us and a sloppy kiss or two from Lucy and Billy x

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    When they did the X-rays did they do a barium X-ray? I ask because he also has the same symptoms as an obstruction. Socks don't show up in X-rays, for example. If I were you I would find out exactly why they want him on (specific crap vet food) so we can find a good one. If its just for weight, you can give less food plus green beans to fill him up.


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    thanks so much yes they did do the extensive xray because Duke had an obstruction when he was two.. he is not vomitting or anything anymore. I agree I REFUSE to put him on crap food. they told us he needs to be on a lower fat diet.. ok tell me that and we can come up with a plan. he is NOT overweight.. has been the same 57 pounds for 4 years. and ever since I put him on NVI knock wood no health issues. no more ear infections.. this is very upsetting to me. I guess I have to wait until tonight and see what they say.. just want him home. the nurse said Duke is not happy
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    [QUOTE=desertskybulldogs;301932]When they did the X-rays did they do a barium X-ray? I ask because he also has the same symptoms as an obstruction. Socks don't show up in X-rays, for example. If I were you I would find out exactly why they want him on (specific crap vet food) so we can find a good one. If its just for weight, you can give less food plus green beans to fill him up.

    Great advice and I was wondering the same thing about if it could be an obstruction?

    Also, are they giving him any pain meds -I know Tramadol can make them pant.



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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    When they did the X-rays did they do a barium X-ray? I ask because he also has the same symptoms as an obstruction. Socks don't show up in X-rays, for example. If I were you I would find out exactly why they want him on (specific crap vet food) so we can find a good one. If its just for weight, you can give less food plus green beans to fill him up.

    Great advice and I was wondering the same thing about if it could be an obstruction?

    Also, are they giving him any pain meds -I know Tramadol can make them pant.
    yes they are.. thank you guys you are the best.. I am just upset and I am taking his food with him. I called NVI and they suggested maybe switching to salmon?

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