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Experience:  small animal veterinarian
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She may have pancreatitis again, I dropped some egg salad,

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She may have pancreatitis again, I dropped some egg salad, she ate it before I could clean it up. She is eating now and drinking and is still a bit tired
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Ginger she's 4 ***** ***** Terrier
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about ***** *****?
Customer: No she's all muscle healthy
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 9 months ago.

Hi there- I am Dr. Kane and will help you with Ginger tonight. I'm sorry to hear she is not feeling well. You mentioned she seems tired- how long has she been like this? Any vomiting or diarrhea, or other concerns?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No vomiting no diarrhea
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Just not herself
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 9 months ago.

When did this start? And when did she eat the egg salad?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Earlier this week,
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Can you give a dog aspirin?
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 9 months ago.

OK- got it. And has her appetite been good?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Now it is, she did stop eating for a day though
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 9 months ago.

Aspirin can be given to dogs in very low doses- but I only recommend for certain situations- and not a good idea right now when we don't know what is ailing her. Especially in a dog with a history of pancreatitis- it may exacerbate stomach irritation/upset. If you think it may be another bout of pancreatitis coming on- make sure she stays hydrated (can add extra water to food), and make sure she is eating only her prescription low fat diet (if one was prescribed by her veterinarian), and no treats or table scraps.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have a special dry food 12% fat. I stopped giving her chicken tenderloin treats that I make in my dehydrator
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I can get some low fat canned moist food tomorrow.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
They have some good dog food at Tractor supply
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 9 months ago.

OK, that is a good start. At this time her symptoms seem fairly non-specific- meaning it could be any number of things. With her history of pancreatitis, it may be worthwhile to touch base with her veterinarian for a checkup if this abnormal behavior doesn't resolve soon.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 9 months ago.

Do you have any other specific questions I can help with tonight?

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 9 months ago.

If you have no further questions, please provide me with a rating when you have a moment. I hope Ginger is feeling better soon!

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 9 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Rebekah Kane