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Pooh Bear has been going pee often. Getting up at night and even having accidents, which is very unusual for him. He is 8 years old. I took a sample of urine in to the vet to be tested. It was ok except they found a trace amount of red blood in it. But no white blood cells which would indicate an infection. The vet asked me to bring him by for a blood test. The blood test showed a slight raise in his pancreas levels. She started asking what all he has eaten. Well, we have had ham lately and just had roast beef. We have been giving little bites of these to the doggies. The vet said NO MORE. Dogs aren't supposed to have pork, roast beef or ham. They can only have lean chicken or fish if anything extra. Anyway these things have aggravated his pancreas. He could develop pancratitis if we continued to feed him stuff like this. So we have stopped. He had only his dog food tonight. I feel terrible that we made him sick. We have learned our lesson.
 

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Poor Pooh Bear! I hope that his change in diet makes him feel better soon.

Jersey gets ham and beef sometimes. She loves ham. No more though! Thanks for sharing.

Give Pooh Bear an extra belly rub from me and Jersey.
 

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That is scary. I have to admit that the hounds get all of those things from time to time. Shudder... obviously we have to be more careful. Thanks for letting us all know and wishing Pooh Bear a speedy recovery.
 

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If you have a good vet... then heed their advise! But Beagles are the most successfull & adataptable dogs ever bred to serve us! IMHO, There has never been a breed that can serve such a task as "hunter, guard dog or just a simple/gentile domestic pet"! I thought Snapper & Duke were the "perfect beag"...but Goober is clearly the new record-holder as the longest living one in our family! Beags clearly learn from each other & teach others! (beags are smarter than many humans that I have known)!!! :rolleyes:
 

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I glad you posted this, even tough I am sorry for Pooh Bear being sick.... I just filled Chloe's kongs with ham among other stuff.... I thought it would be a refreshing change of kong stuffing for her... I'll go empty the kongs and restuff them with something else... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

Chloe and I are sending gentle hugs to Pooh Bear :heart:
 

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I'm glad you found out before Pooh got really sick.

The news had something on about pancreatitis around Thanksgiving. They said a lot of dogs get it because all the guests slip them bits of turkey skin or ham. I didn't know about the roast beef though. Thanks for warning us.
 

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Is Pooh Bear feeling better today? Spook sends his sympathy about good eating treats being withdrawn. For the time being, he's getting no treats at all. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif
 

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Pooh Bear seems to be feeling his normal self. I think he is still drinking a lot of water, but not going pee too often now. It is hard to tell how he feels sometimes as he is such a mellow fellow all the time. He has had only dog food.
 
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