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My mini poodle Jase was hospitalized yesterday at 5:00pm. Dr

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did blood work diagnosed with...
My mini poodle Jase was hospitalized yesterday at 5:00pm. Dr did blood work diagnosed with pancreatitis. Giving IV fluids, 2 diff antibiotics, pain & nausea meds via IV also. Jase still has 105 fever today, Dr called tonight and said they will do x Ray, shows nothing, referring x Ray to radiologist. We are very concerned because fever isn't going down. Dr just said she will give Jase a steroid to try to bring fever down
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We are very very concerned about his fever staying at 105.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
They think it is pancreatitis, he keeps shaking his head like he has ear issue, trembling, fever
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Jase's vet is going to see how an antiinflammatory glucocorticosteroid such as prednisolone or dexamethasone affects Jase's body temperature for two reasons. The first is that fever usually results from inflammation - not necessarily the inflammation associated with infection. The second is that pancreatitis is most often a sterile disease in dogs; in other words, infection isn't commonly found. In fact, discontinuing the antibiotics might need to be considered in case one or both is contributing to the fever as that can be a adverse drug reaction with certain drugs.

In rare instances, a pancreatic abscess - sterile or infectious - will arise. An abdominal ultrasound is more sensitive than X-rays when evaluating the pancreas for an abscess and should be considered in a patient with such a fever such as Jase. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

If his ears have checked out well, his head shaking is likely to represent headache as would be expected being so febrile.

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