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Questions about pancreatitis...
I just picked Murphy up from the vets where he had a full blood work up and his second fecal test in 4 days. He's been having diarrhea issues over the past month, and we're trying to determine exactly what is going on with him.
The vet mentioned pancreatitis, and I've seen it mentioned here a few times, but don't really know much about it. He doesn't seem to have any of the symptoms that I've read about online, but according to my vet, they don't always. He has no tenderness of the abdomen, no bloating, no blood in his stool, no vomiting, etc. All he has is this diarrhea problem. He's good for a few days, and then the diarrhea comes back. According to the vet, they're seeing more and more cases of pancreatitis, and they're not really sure why.
For the first 7 months we had him, he never even had a loose stool. He was always very regular. Then over the last month, he's begun having diarrhea every few days. I haven't changed his food or his routine, so I'm not sure what's going on. He's currently on Eukanuba Puppy Food. Has anyone had an issue with their dog on that food? The vet mentioned that he thought his stool contained undigested food, and that he might have developed some sort of allergy to his food.
Whatever it is, we need to figure it out. He hasn't been able to go to daycare since this started, as they're concerned he might have something contagious, and rightfully so. If he does, it most likely came from there, since that's really the only real contact he has with other dogs. Now we wait until the test results come in. At least he seems to be feeling fine. His activity level and appetite have remained the same, so I'm hoping whatever it is, it can be treated and resolved. Any advise or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.