• Join our community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

  • Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsSubscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes
0
Rachel--24

Do Our Pets Have Celiac?

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I thought this was a really good article. :)

Nevermind...the link doesnt work <_<

I'll see if I can find it again.

Oh well...I guess its seen as an advertisement but as far as I can tell its not. It was a cool article. :(

Sorry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


I thought this was a really good article. :)

Nevermind...the link doesnt work <_<

I'll see if I can find it again.

Oh well...I guess its seen as an advertisement but as far as I can tell its not. It was a cool article. :(

Sorry.

Was it this one? <a href="http://dogtorj.Lame Advertisement/id1.html" target="_blank">http://dogtorj.Lame Advertisement/id1.html</a>

Ha! Apparently tripod . com gets turned into lame advertisement. Uh... lets see if I can outsmart the censor:

Eliminate the spaces in this: dogtorj . tripod . com / id1.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was able to access it--will read it tomorrow when I have more time--thanks to both of you :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This article was most interesting, thank you for posting the link to it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi my friends!

I was hoping some one had the URL to the above information. I wasn't as swift as the other's to pull it up.

No long ago my dog died, and the diet the vet put her on (before I knew what I know about celiac disease) the dog food was free of wheat, it was replaced with peanut shells, and her poop was alway pale and crumbly. I'm wondering if my dog died from celiac disease. I have another little dog now and he has many of the same symptons.

I'd enjoy reading more information. If you can repost the link or copy and paste the artice, it would be helpful. :)

Thanx again

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Guest nini

I have a cat that was actually dx'ed with Bulimia about 7 years ago! Because of his compulsive eating, and vomiting... seriously, the cat would binge and purge. He was considerably overweight too. Also he was very picky with his food and would only eat "junk food" otherwise known as Purina Cat Chow, full of gluten. Over the past year after our two older cats died, one from kidney failure and the other one from old age, this one started losing a lot of weight, throwing up more and losing his fur in patches. After reading about someone else's cat being dx'ed as gluten intolerant or Celiac, I decided to try him on a gluten-free diet. I found a cat food at my health food store that he LOVES, he hasn't thrown up in over three weeks, he is putting weight back on again and wow, his coat looks amazing! All the bald patches are growing back and his coat is so soft and shiny!

I have a Celiac Cat!!! LOL!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When my cat was just a small kitten he suddenly lost all of his hair. The vet said maybe he was allergic to corn. I dont really remember what we did back then but his hair grew back and never fell out like that again. Its been like 12 years and now I'm thinking the food allergy or whatever it is never really went away. My cat throws up all the time...its been like this his whole life. The last few years he gets some kind of rash on his face...sometimes the hair falls out. I know it itches him cuz hes always rubbing his face on the furniture sometimes until it bleeds. Then it will get better for awhile...it comes and goes. I think it must be food related but hes been on the same food forever....I cant switch it cuz then he barfs even more. The food he eats is Iams dry food (orange bag). I never saw wheat in the ingredients. Does anyone know what foods are gluten-free? Is Iams gluten-free? I'm not at home right now so cant look at the bag but I think I might look into this...it would be great if my cat stopped barfing after all these years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The dog food I feed my dog was called WD it's by RX only sold by a VET.

I noticed most of you're babies are cats. They also sell cat food too.

I dug out an old can I still have and I found their web site www.hillspet.com/_refacing/utilities/SiteSelector.jsp I think it will take you there.

The can had a phone number listed 1.800.445.5777 for questions

Just a note -- as I just read the ingedients in the WD CAN dog food it listed eggs, corn and cracked pearled barley... they have several different types. I was feeding the dog the DRY food and it didn't have those things in it. The can food was for rare occasions...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dogtorj is a member of another forum I am on. He is a veternarian and is quite serious about animals having celiacs too. There is gluten free pet food out there on the market now. He has very interesting posts in: http://brain.hastypastry.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=141 Many of the members refer to him with problems. Pets have many of the same problems we do. Deb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a cat that had celiac. She was very small and thin, always had diarrhea, and would meow in a painful sounding way sometimes. I spoke to the vet about it, and she said my cat was lacking the digestive enzyme required to eat wheat-based food, and that it is very common in cats. I said, "You mean my cat has Celiac Disease?!?" I switched her to a non-gluten food, but it was too late: she had developed a form of breast cancer and died not long after. The cats I have now only get glutenfree food. I will have to change my dog's food, I want him to live a long, healthy life!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


I decided a while back that feeding any grain or the amount of carbs to cats we do feed them is bad. I think that is why so many become diabetic and overweight. I have my cat on a raw diet now. I feed him raw food, with ground bones if I can get it. He seems to be doing well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I switched my cats to Innova Evo a couple of months ago. It's completely grain free. They love it and seem to be doing fine on it. I suppliment with raw food several times a week (which I've been doing for a couple of years.) There are occassionally times now when they turn up their noses at the raw food (I was in the mood for turkey tonight, not chicken!) and eat the Evo instead. They never refused the raw food when I fed them any other cat food. And they have never been on grocery store cat food. One was born with a heart murmer, (the white one) and has always had special food only sold by the vet. And since he always did his best to steal some of the other cat's food, I made sure that the black cat got top of the line food too.

Debbie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Debbie--Your cats are just beautiful! What are their names?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't read the article and I don' have cats, but... I talked to a vet a few months ago (long story how we got on this topic) and he said that cats are the only animal he knows of that can get celiac disease, but they can also get it from other foods - it's the damage to the intestines and secondary problems that are considered celiac, not the trigger.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know this is a silly question... but I'm a sillyak... lol

They say celiac disease isn't contagious. But could it be? And could we get it or give it to our pets.

As I read these posts and think back in time I find a connection in time with me getting celiac disease and my pet living with me and me getting sick. My dog died young very skinny and had a di·ar·rhe·a with many of the same symtoms I have with celiac disease.

Also I have another little dog now. He was with me about 5 months prior to the other dogs death. Then I had radiation on my thyroid and the tech that did it to me told me to keep my little doggie away from my thyroid gland. You know like picking him up close to my face/neck and giving him a kiss or sleeping with me. I kept him away but I later found out the radioactive material didn't leave my body as fast as my doc had hoped and it was in my system longer then we thought. My doggie sleeps on my pillow with me then and now. He has developed many health issues now.

Any ideas about how we and dogs and cat get celiac disease?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ms. SS--Celiac is a genetic, autoimmune disease. That means we are born with the necessary gene, but we also need a trigger (virus, surgery, stress, etc.) and gluten to activate it. There is no way that we can 'catch' it from either a pet or another person. It tends to run in families, so more than one person in a family can have it, but they didn't catch it from one another. With a pet, it's coincidance :) . PS--did you notice in the Soprano's that the common link between a lot of the stories was stomach troubles? Was going to PM you, but since I'm here......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      108,963
    • Total Posts
      943,688
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      67,274
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Vicheth
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • When you're looking for answers the negative endoscopy may seem like bad news in a funny way, it did for me when the doctor told me, but really as CL said it's good.  Keep working with your doctors.  From what you've said before gluten could still be the problem.  Now you've eliminated celiac you can try removing it from your diet, but it's important that you do it safely. You don't want to cause a problem while trying to fix one. Most people get a lot of B vitamins in particular from gluten foods. So if you make a change to your diet do it with your mom, ideally involve your doctor or a dietician and keep a diary of your symptoms too, sometimes called a food journal. You may still have found your answer, don't panic and don't lose heart. Best of luck Matt 
    • BoliviaB, DH rash can occur in Celiac's who reindtroduce wheat/gluten after a break from gluten. However I want to go/see that the parasite route has also been exhausted. The fever's (for most Celiac's anyway) are not typically but low grade inflammation is. I had annual bronchitis issues and ear aches that went away after stopping gluten. You did not say if your were a native Bolivian or not but if you are you  probably know about Chagas disease carried by the Kissing Bug. A blood test will confirm that the Chagas parasite's were killed with your AB's round. Though many AB's rounds can be as long as 2 months . . . not just two weeks for complete control. I wonder if you have Chagas (possibly) and it is causing you colon problems.  GI problems can be a sign of advanced Chagas complications. If you are having your blood drawn again it should be (re)checked. In the US (since it is not endemic) as it is in Bolivia people typically find out if they have it (Chagas) by giving blood. Chagas is considered a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) in the US but in Bolivia it should be ruled out as a possible cause of your fever(s) and GI problems. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/chagas/disease.html quoting "a dilated esophagus or colon, leading to difficulties with eating or passing stool" can be a sign of chagas. if you hadn't mentioned parasites in your regimen I might not of mentioned it.  And in the UK if they didn't know your country of origin or your home country they might not of think to ask about it since it is a Neglected Tropical Disease and therefore had no reason to suspect Chagas to test your blood for it. I was only aware of it because it has begun to show up in Texas and CNN run an article about it a couple of years ago. http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/24/health/kissing-bugs-chagas-disease/index.html  If you have an outdoor dog --- dog's can also contract Chagase disease from the bite of the Kissing Bug much like in the US dog's can get heart worm from a mosquito bite. The CDC (the US health agency) says most people are assymptomatic but GI problems can be a severe sign of undiagnosed Chagas in about 30% of the population. quoting again "In people who have suppressed immune systems (for example, due to AIDS or chemotherapy), Chagas disease can reactivate with parasites found in the circulating blood. This occurrence can potentially cause severe disease." . . (NCGS and/or undiagnosed Celiac Disease (my words) could certaintly complicate someone's response to the Chagas parasite). This might be higher in Bolivia. . . and probably is since Chagas is endemic to Bolivia. The good news a blood test can help you find out if undidangosed Celiac or undiagnosed Chagas is causing your problems or if it is a complicated mix of the two. **** this is not medical advice but it explains your fevers' better than Celiac (usuallY) but the rash defiantly could be a DH reaction to gluten. I hope this is helpful. 2 Timothy 2:7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included. posterboy by the grace of God, ETA: Here is the FAQ link from the CDC on Blood Screening for Chagas disease in the US.  https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/chagas/gen_info/screening.html Again I hope this helpful.    
    • Thank you for posting. Your honesty and openness is refreshing. My son is five years old and experiences the same as you, to include hallucinations, insomnia and stereotypies to name a few. His symptoms are all neuro psychological. Have you looked into trying a mild blood pressure med to control the accidental glutening? We were prescribed clonodine. It's not something to take all the time, just if you need to take the anxiety and insomnia levels down. I have only given it to my son during one episode and the first time I gave it to him he said, "finally!" and then fell asleep. He had been suffering from insomnia, anxiety, intrusive and dark thoughts for days. He needed the sleep. (Side note:  a lot of meds are made with lactose so you should always ask for dairy free and of course gluten free when filling a prescription). So my son responds very negatively to the following foods which are considered by some to be cross reactive to gluten.  Rye Barley Spelt Wheat Oats  Buckwheat Sorghum Millet Amaranth Quinoa Corn Rice Potato Hemp Teff Soy Milk (Alpha-Casein, Beta-Casein, Casomorphin, Butyrophilin, Whey Protein and whole milk) Chocolate Yeast Coffee (instant, latte, espresso, imported) Sesame Tapioca (a.k.a. cassava or yucca) Eggs   Our best bet has been to only eat fresh fruits, vegetables, grass fed meat and gluten free nuts. I highly recommend trying an AIP diet.  After a glutening I may give him one or two methylated B12 supplements. Have read studies involving the use of B9 in psychiatric disorders, but haven't tried it. Let me know if you want to chat or have any questions. I've been dealing with this for about two years now. We can probably learn from each other.    P.s. Just discovered recently that he reacts the same way to coconut as he would to gluten. Eliminated and now we're normal again. If you start feeling like you can't climb out of it then look very closely at your diet. Food logs are easier to make if you're eating very limited whole foods. You can slowly add things back. 
    • I am 33 and just diagnosed with celiac in July 2017. I am gluten free but still suffering from costocondritis and stomach acid issues. I am also dealing with some neurological things like pins and needles in my left shoulder blade that come and go. No deficiancies right now that we know of othwr than vitamin D which I have a prescription for. My symptoms were not bothersome until right after my first child and then everything fell apart. 
    • That is good news!  No celiac disease!   I would follow your doctor’s advice.  Consider adding in more veggies and fruit into your diet.  You can trial a gluten-free diet now that testing is over.  That might help.   Did they rule anything else out?  I would encourage you to obtain all your lab results and medical records.  It is a very good thing to maintain!  
  • Upcoming Events