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My non-hav girl has chronic pancreatitis -- which is a whole 'nother ballgame away from acute pancreatitis, which is what I think your dog had.
While acute pancreatitis can be life threatening (hence the stay in intensive care), it can, in some cases be the only attack that ever happens. However, some dogs will have another attack, so I suggest you monitor your babe carefully for future signs. Make sure you know all the signs of an impending attack (things like vomitting, diarrhea, doing a play bow position b/c they are in pain, walking around the room showing discomfort, staring into space b/c of pain, etc).
Try and find out if this acute attack was preceeded by some food given out of the ordinary. Don't add in fat too quickly -- go super slow on adding the fat back in. I would imagine the vet gave instructions of feeding and if the amount given should be slowly increased. I am pretty sure that multiple, small meals a day would be much better than two meals a day for awhile. And I imagine that it is easier to digest lower fat home prepared or canned food for awhile instead of kibble. If he is having difficulty digesting the food, then you might want to ask the vet about giving digestive enzymes. oddly enough, for my dogs (both dogs have digestive issues), the animal based digestive enzymes do not do as well as the plant based (vegetarian) enzymes -- but it could be different for every dog.
What instructions did your vet give about feeding and whether he knows what caused it and how long he thinks it will take to get back to normal?? And, does he plan on doing more testing in awhile?
As far as testing goes -- I highly, highly suggest sending out a panel to TAMU - Texas A & M Univeristy. It will tell if your pup has SIBO and as far as pancreatitis goes -- it is much, much, much more sensitive a test and picks up more minute numbers. Actually, a dog can have pancreatitis and you won't even ever know it in some cases. But, you might want to do this test in a few months to see if the inflammation is back to normal. Your vet might or might not want to do one know just to use as a reference guide to see if the numbers come down. I would recommend periodic testing of this and make sure these 'super sensitive' numbers are back in line. The 'regular' blood testing may show all is well, but the sensitive one from TAMU may say differently. You do not want this thing turning into chronic pancreatitis and he may still have on-going inflammation even if you think he is fine. And that on-going inflammation can cause lots of problems you don't want. So, it is worth the monitoring.
I do hope he gets back to normal very quickly and there won't be any more flare-ups. That is a scary thing to go thru and pancreatitis must be taken very seriously. Yep, you have a good dog-sitter who knew just what to do. (what was his signs that she knew to take him in?)