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Mazy has been NC State University Veterinary Hospital for 4 nights so far for pancreatitis. The vet suggested milk thistle and tumeric once she's home.

 

What are some good brand names, preferably ones that would be available at a pharmacy like Walgreens rather than online?

 

And what would the usual dosing be for a 70 lb. greyhound?

 

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The poor girl. I'm sorry my post won't be very helpful, but wanted to pass on my experience.

 

Fwiw, tumeric made my boys absolutely reek so badly I had to stop using it. This is for inflammation, and is a natural way to help control it, but wondering if an antibiotic might be better (maybe there is an underlying issue cause the inflammation?)

 

Milk thistle also went right through Ryder after one dose. I was too scared to try a second dose so threw the bottle away. From my recollection, milk thistle is more for helping liver and kidneys (well actually a whole intestinal cleansing), I am not familiar with it for pancreas though. We used Denamarin instead and that didn't help either, just cause inappetance!

 

Ease into new things slowly, she will need some time to adjust to your new help. These things might work on her, just giving you forewarning. I just worry about adding some bad D to the mix won't help either!

 

Gentle skritches to Mazy and hugs to you Ducky. So sorry about this happening so close to Christmas.

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I just buy supermarket or BJ's brands. Whatever is in the store in the quantity I need. Spring Valley, Natures Bounty or sometimes we go to the Vitamin Shop. I hope your sweet girl feels better.

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No advice, just lots of good thoughts for your sweet Mazy girl. Hope she feels better soon and can come home for Christmas.

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What a cute photo! You can tell she's ready to go home. :beatheart

 

For our boy with pancreatitis the key was switching to Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Low Fat kibble and canned food. The canned is actually lower in fat than the kibble, so you might want to start with that. It's important to adhere to a strict low fat diet, even with treats. If Mazy's cobalimin is low, she may also need cobalimin injections (or supplements) for a period of time. If Mazy hasn't had a GI panel done yet, that would be a good thing to do so that you can track her progress.

 

Good luck!

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sorry :( for our Rainey, we just made sure everything was low fat and she was fine for many years after. I agree that the thistle is more for liver but not sure about P.

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Mazy came home after a 7 night stay. Her discharge instructions say she can return to her regular food. I find that odd since she did have pancreatitis. This will be one of the things I email them about.

 

While an in-patient she developed horrible neck pain. MRI and spinal tap done. Nothing found on the preliminary CPF and final results will take 2 weeks. Fine needle biopsy done on enlarged lymph nodes near the mandible. No cancer.

 

Antibiotics, prednisone, cerenia, tummy coating/protective meds, gabapentin ...10 different meds all together. I had to make a chart to keep up with the different timing of it all.

 

My girl still isn't herself. I hope it's just some of the meds making her wonky.

 

And my kitchen floor has been renamed Lake Prednisone. Thank you Mazy for not peeing on the carpet.

 

Editing to add that Bartonella and Toxoplasmosis tests are being run too. They could contribute to the neck problem.

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Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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