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shih-tzu: year-old male..pancreatitis earlier this year..tail..barking…

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I have a two year-old male shih-tzu who was diagnosed with pancreatitis earlier this year. I keep him on a special low fat diet food and he has no other food besides. This does seem to work, but every few weeks or so he starts chasing his tail and barking and yelping at it, goes off his food and gets loose stools. Is this connected with his condition or is it something else? He is up to date with worming, flea-ing and parvo virus jabs.
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Yes. The soft stool and yelping etc are all related to the pancreatitis. However, there is also another possibility, that is inflammatory bowel disease. Treatment for this is very similar to pancreatitis. Unfortunately the only way to diagnose IBD is via biopsy of the intestine, which means surgery. As long as you keep him up with the current diet and the antibiotic, he should be fine.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

 

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