If you’re wondering what to feed a dog suffering with pancreatitis then you’ve come to the right place. Our Pancreatic Support meal formulation is the perfect choice for dogs that require a low-fat dog food for pancreatitis that’s also chock-full of wholesome nutrition. This formulation has approximately 639 calories per pound.
If your dog is suffering from pancreatic issues, a low-protein diet (on either a temporary or permanent basis) can help.
What Is Pancreatitis?
Understanding pancreatic support food requires a basic understanding of what the pancreas is, what it does, and what pancreatitis is.
The pancreas is an organ that is responsible for releasing enzymes that help with digestion. When the pancreas is functioning normally, the enzymes begin working in the small intestines. Conversely when the pancreas is not functioning normally, the enzymes activate when they’re released and cause inflammation and damage to the organ. This is pancreatitis.
Signs to look for are a hunched back (because of the pain), weakness, lethargy, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is important to contact a veterinarian if your dog exhibits these symptoms.
Low Fat Dog Food For Pancreatitis
The downside to grain-free dog food is that something has to take the place of all those carbs. And that something is usually a fatty protein.
More and more veterinarians have started to recommend a low-fat dog food with higher-quality, human-grade sources of protein as a healthier alternative to processed kibble and canned dog foods. More wholesome and nutritious proteins—such as those found in Rick’s Dog Deli meals—can help alleviate the symptoms of pancreatitis and renal problems.
First of all, higher-quality proteins are easier for your dog to digest, so you can feed them less of it, but see better results.
Second, our Pancreatic Support dog food includes ingredients such as avocado and coconut to provide a higher percentage of medium-chain fatty acids as opposed to saturated fats. It’s healthier for your dog and they love the taste!
Best Dog Food For Pancreatitis
Putting your dog on a pancreatitis diet doesn’t have to be boring. Your dog should enjoy their food!
At Rick’s Dog Deli, our focus is on high-quality, human-grade nutrition that’s uniquely formulated for your dog’s health needs. Most low-fat dog food brands for pancreatitis are heavily processed and rely on fillers like corn starch and by-product meal.
The Pancreatic Support meal formulation from Rick’s Dog Deli is the best dog food for pancreatitis and pancreatic issues you can find.