Pancreatitis and Wheezing

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  1. Viggo's Mom

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    Hi, my boy Viggo had pancreatitis right after being diagnosed just under a year ago. I remember that he was wheezing a lot then, almost like an asthma kind of breathing. After a check up a couple of weeks ago the vet thought he was flaring up again. I have been treating him with cerenia but I think it might be not going away and he is wheezing again--why is this a thing? IS it a thing? or a coincidence?
    I remember before that the vet thought "oh that's just how he is". I can't find anything on the internet linking wheezing and pancreatitis.
     
  2. Sharon14

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    I haven’t heard of a connection either. The only time he wheezes is when he has a pancreatitis flare?
     
  3. Viggo's Mom

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    Yes. He was doing it a lot back then, it went away, and now it's just a little bit with this new "flare up". I think I just better tell the vet but since she wasn't concerned before wanted to ask here.
     
  4. Sharon14

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    Has the vet actually heard the wheezing or just your telling her about it?
     
  5. Viggo's Mom

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    Honestly I don't remember, it was last January. When she diagnosed him as having a flare up a couple of weeks ago he wasn't doing it. He just started doing it yesterday.
     
  6. Sharon14

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    I suppose the pain and stress of a pancreatitis flare could bring on asthma or some kind of breathing problem. I would want the vet to listen to his lungs when he’s wheezing just to be sure. Since wheezing isn’t normal, I don’t think I’d accept ‘that’s just how he is’. Hopefully it’s nothing, but if it is the start of asthma it’s better to catch it early.
     
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  7. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    It’s not likely from pancreatitis but it could be signs of a heart condition. I would want X-rays to rule that and asthma out.
     
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