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Question HEATH VERY ILL

Hello Forum Friends--some of you may remember me. I was once very active, but haven't posted in years. Busy life with family and 2 happy Havs--Biscuit, 8, & Heath, 6. And 2 grandchildren.

Our darling Heath , a vivacious, athletic, affectionate, energetic dog, has been very sick for 2 wks with a mystery ailment.
This began with mild occasional vomiting for a week, but otherwise normal behavior.
But progressed the 2nd wk rapidly to weakness, not keeping anything down, weight loss,
and overnite Heath's becoming a shadow of himself. . Shocking and heart- breaking.

Saw an excellent vet who gave every possible test. All normal ! I was surprised because Heath has had 3 past bouts of pancreatitis.
Heath went in for several infusions of fluids, and was put on antibiotics, anti-
nausea drug, appetite stimulant, etc. He has kept food and water down for a
for almost a week, yet isn't really improving. In fact, our gut is he's
dying. We are seeing a second excellent vet tomorrow for another opinion, at the first vet's insistence. She is baffled and upset.

If you have any idea what this might be, we'd so appreciate your input.
We are demoralized and depressed. Thanks---amy



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I hope they can figure this out quickly. Healing thoughts and prayers for Heath.



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What was/is he eating?
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With three boughts of pancreatitis, was he checked for diabetes?
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Thank you, Molly, for well wishes.
Hi Tom! Thanks for your responses.
Tom, both he and Biscuit eat Iams low residue intestinal kibble with fresh organic chicken.
That's it. Both have sensitive systems.
Good question about diabetes! Vet said all his bloodwork was normal. She did say his blood was " thick.". No idea what that means.
But I'll explore further today with new vet.
Strangely, he has eaten fairly well for a week now. And had several infusions. But is not improving. He also hasn't pooped in a week!
We call him Heath the Happie Hippie, he's such a free- spirited personality, and this is heart- breaking to watch.
I'll let you know what 2 nd vet says today. THANK YOU.



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Hasn't pooped in a week sounds like a blockage. So sorry for his trouble.
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hope you can find out what's going on. Hugs,

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has x-rays been taken?? If he hasn't pooped in a week that is a concern. Hope the second vet can get to the bottom of this. Please keep us posted. I feel so bad for you and your baby.

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Yes, Heath did have complete xray studies and they were looked at by two radiologists.
No evidence of any blockage.



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Thanks, everyone. It's comforting to see some of your familiar names & faces.



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