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I would take him to the Vet, they now have a in house test for pancreatitis it is called Spec cPL, of course they do blood panel and then they run this test to confirm...in the past they had to wait to send blood to a major Vet hospital that had a special machine. My girl Khloe had Pancreatits a few weeks ago we picked her up from the Vet and she started having runny poop and vomiting it was horrible and smelled bad, her belly was tucked up and she was in a great deal of pain, she lost 1 pd in less then 24 hours since she only weighs 6pd this was bad. I did not have to leave her at the Vet as he thought she would do better at home, I did have to take her in 2x a day for subcutaneous fluids and anti nausea shots, she was also on antibotics and after 24 hours started on low fat prescription food, my Vet came over on the 1st night (he lives 2 blocks away). The third day she was better and after about 7 days she was back to normal. We do not know what caused it she was boarded with treats and food. Maybe she was given too much or someone gave her the wrong food, or could be an infection...just don't know. The scary thing about it is it can cause severe damage and scarring and if mild forms happen over time it does the same. There is also a type called Fulminant Necrotizing Pancreatitis, it is often fatal. Dogs at higher risk are those on Steroids.
If your pup can not hold down food please call your Vet. Hope he is feeling better soon.
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