Pancreatitis diet for dogs

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Avatar n tn Low fat diet that is best for dogs is anything less than 6% fat. Canned food has the lowest percent of fat. Wellness Simple (salmon, not lamb) and Wellness Stews are what I feed my dog with pancreatitis. He has chronic smoldering pancreatitis and is 15 1/2 years old. He is a terrier mix but it's obvious there is schnauzer mixed in his bloodline. His lipase level was >6000 today but renal function is normal except BUN a tiny bit above normal. Creatinine was 1.7 (high end of normal).
Avatar f tn This is an acceptable route to take, unless he starts to show bad signs - then off you go! He is correct, it will reoccur more frequently in dogs with previous pancreatitis. Good luck.
82861 tn?1333457511 My own Public Service Announcement to anyone else reading this post - giving your dog "people food" and a diet with too much fat just might result in pancreatitis and kill your dog. I thought I was being generous allowing my dog to have a couple of half-gnawed pork ribs. Yeah, "generous" - I killed my dog. <stepping off soap box!
Avatar n tn In which case, the vet ought to fully explain the findings, and their implications and whether any treatment is required for any underlying condition. I would speak to your vet as soon as possible to get clarity about this.
793908 tn?1294708709 I think it's best to avoid garlic. Garlic and onions are very similar, and onions are a definite no for dogs. Some people do give dogs garlic, and the dogs seem to be ok, but I always think it's best to avoid it. As I said, dogs' sense of taste and smell is something like a hundred times more powerful than ours, so they get the taste of their food very well, and don't need any added seasonings.
1300834 tn?1273126954 My own personal opinion of prescription diets is that they aren't formulated for chronic conditions, whether for pancreatitis, kidne failure or anything else. They really should really only be used for short-term, acute problems rather than a chronic illness. Read the label on the prescription food and compare it to ingredients in other high-quality foods like Evo. If your dog does fine on a quality commercial food, that's great! If not, you'll need to supplement with vitamin tablets.
793908 tn?1294708709 Heart and liver are not fatty offal, they are very nutritious for a dog. Turkey in itself is not poisonous for dogs, it's just as people said above, when too much of it is given, or fatty pieces like skin etc are given in larger quantities, that there could be a problem. Like Ghilly said above, the only real problem would be if your dog had kidney disease, and protein and phosphorus had to be restricted.
Avatar f tn Can someone please provide me with a safety list of fruits/veggies for dogs. I keep getting hearing mixed information; about broccoli and almonds and more.
254215 tn?1195096984 no food and water by mouth to allow the pancreas to rest, and hopefully reduce its swelling. That is why intense nursing care is so important in the form of IV fluid and nutrient (TPN) maintenance, and pain management. That's also why this condition can be so expensive to treat. In my dog's case, the pancreas was so swollen that it blocked the common bile duct. That resulted in blocking enzyme flow from the pancreas, as well as bile flow from the liver and gallbladder.
Avatar m tn I am not quite sure what that type of diet entails but I am willing to listen to all ideas and/or explainations for a diabetic do diet. Like I said earlier, her vet doesn't have any ideas other then the Low Residue rx foods because Sweety has a very sensitive stomach. Or the old stand by of boiled white meat only chicken and veggies such as broccoli or green beans, she hates green beans! I know that she is getting very bored with this food day in and day out but.....
Avatar f tn Some food which is great for humans, is really toxic for dogs. The vet might be able to suggest a prescription-diet basic dry food for him, which would help him get all the nutrients he needs, and help him on his way back to full recovery and strength. You could gradually introduce this to the food you are giving him right now. Other people on this forum are sure to have had experience of feeding a dog with pancreatitis, or recovering from it, and will have some good suggestions. Good luck.
10821430 tn?1439584483 I only ask because of my role as Administrator for the Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs user group here on MedHelp. Intestinal inflammation could certainly be one cause, but there are many others including Leptospirosis, a very high protein diet, Cushings, congestive heart failure, Addison's disease and bladder stone ... as well as pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn A lot. Saturday morning I called the vet and they wanted to see her right away for fear of pancreatitis. They drew some blood, gave her some IV antibiotics, and some fluids, though she was not dehydrated. They also gave me some prescription pills to give her at home along with some prescription dog food that we are to feed her a teaspoonfull at a time, a couple times per day.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I have now added a useful Vegetable Nutrition Data file to my own website which should help owners work out which are the best vegetables to add to a home cooked diet regime for their kd dogs. You can access this document under the Blog section of my website at This is a PDF file, so you can also download it or print it to read or reference at your convenience.
Avatar f tn Probiotics are quite useful to promote proper and normal absorption of dietary nutrients once they are digested. When dogs have had issues of upset stomachs, such as occurs with Pancreatitis for example, suffered episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhea or have been on antibiotics, the normal bacterial flora, which are the bacteria that normally line the intestinal tract, and are responsible to absorb digested nutrients, become "upset.
Avatar n tn About a month ago, we put him on a short course of steroids after he was seeming painful. He developed pancreatitis and had a trip to the animal hospital for 2 nights. With his heart murmur they had to delicately balance fluids. He got pain meds, anti-nausea and fluids and was put on a low fat diet. He eats several small meals a day.
1945970 tn?1324215554 It's hard to judge if there's enough bone for the amount of meat, so I do not feed this way.....I do think raw chicken necks (For small dogs) or Turkey necks (For large dogs) are perfect for a meal....Yes, if I'm cutting raw meat up for our own dinner, they all get a bite... I choose to feed prepackaged Raw.....Everything is already ground up (Including the right amount of bone)....I use frozen or dehydrated Raw.... There are many companies providing Raw Pet food....
Avatar m tn For some reason, Cushingoid dogs are more prone to pancreatitis than normal dogs, so it will be important for you to keep your dog's diet very low in fat. You also want to keep the food low in fiber and high in potassium. Cushings medication makes it difficult for dogs to digest high fiber foods properly, and high potassium diets just give them more "oomph" when dealing with taking the necessary medications. What medications does you vet have your dog on?
82861 tn?1333457511 As I learned from bitter experience years ago, after these events a parade of dogs end up at their vet clinics with pancreatitis. The sudden influx of fatty foods is a bad deal for our dogs, and can prove fatal. Please restrain yourself and your guests from feeding your dogs bones and meat not normally in their diet. It really can kill. OK, end of public service lecture. Have a great day! WOOF!
1916673 tn?1420236870 BUN levels can be reduced by restricting the intake of protein (hence the useful impact of renal specific dog food for chronic kidney failure dogs) and by increasing the intake of fluids (the administration of IV fluids is particularly effective). BUN levels can fall below normal, if something has damaged the liver and is preventing it from producing urea. Abnormal blood circulatory conditions that interfere with the movement of blood around the liver can have the same effect.
129961 tn?1189759434 My dogs eat canned 100% pumpkin with every meal and have for years. Pumpkin is great for their skin, coats and adds fiber to their diet.
681148 tn?1437665191 I just got an email from Mercola Healthy Pets that folks in the cat community and the dog community will want to check out. I was thinking of the kitties with IBD. If only I had had this information years ago! I wonder if it might have made some difference in my kitty's life.
Avatar f tn Because puppies taste everything and discover that feces are edible and, perhaps, tasty, especially when fed a high fat content diet. 8. Because dogs are, by nature, scavengers, and this is within the range of scavenger behavior[citation needed]. 9. To prevent the scent from attracting predators, especially mother dogs eating their offspring's feces[citation needed]. 10.
793908 tn?1294708709 The lady Renee said they have a special diet for dogs that have pancretitis. It is call Clyde's Diet. Let me tell you, it is the best decision I ever made. Since she has been on this diet, she has had no more bouts. And to top it off, she eats it as if it were candy! I recommend it and will tell wntone that if you dog has pancreatitus go for it. It works. If you would like more information, here is the the address and phone.. EXCELL K9 Diet. 12716 Kennedy Flat Road Jackson, Ca.
Avatar f tn Pancreatitis at Christmas time. That is pretty classic. Is it possible that she got into some (really wrong for dogs) human Christmas food? Or even a bit of fatty meat? Anyway, that is past now. But it can take the pancreas time to heal after an acute bout of pancreatitis. Some regimes recommend fasting with only water, in order for the healing to take place. However, yes 10 days is quite a long time for a little dog to go with no nutrients at all. Is she getting any fluids?
Avatar f tn Of course, if she has problems with regular food, we can just keep her on the special diet... or I might put both dogs back on their Nutro, which they ate that for years, it does wonders for their coats, but we finally switched to Iams because of cost and availability. The good thing about returning to regular food is, for a while there we couldn't give her any human treats, and that was hard for us to ignore "snack time." But we'll see.
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Avatar f tn The safest diet for dogs is regular, commercially available dog food. I have 3 large breed dogs, and almost never give them any people food. They don't "need" it, and people food often helps contribute to canine obesity, if overdone.