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Old 11-28-2016, 04:04 PM
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Dietary restrictions for a dog with chronic pancreatitis

My dog has been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. He can only have Gastrointestinal Intestinal low fat food. My question can he have 'dog chewies'....I know he can't gave the ones made from lean muscles from animals but what about the rawhide kind...also if anyone knows of other, similar chews or treats please let me know...thanks for your help in advance.
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PLEASE ask your vet and don't base your decision on answers you get on a forum. There are many experts here (not me). There are also many who I believe give absurd advice.

My first dog out of law school and as a real "adult" was a miniature schnauzer. I had 16 great years with her. She was not sick a day in her life. Suddenly one night at about 3 a.m. she screamed like I never heard a dog scream. She had chronic pancreatitis. Based on the pain level, her age, the vet advised to put her to sleep and I did. The pain I witnessed in her was unbelievable.

You need to be VERY strict with what you feed your dog. ASK A VET NOT A FORUM.

Good luck!!!
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Excellent response....I didn't include additional information because I didn't want to complicate the post....this info includes my vet 'not knowing' so NO is the default answer....I've consulted with another vet and they were also uncertain...my pup is a Schnauzer mix, 14 years of age, and unless I'm absolutely certain the product will not harm my dog I won't give it to him...thanks for giving such an informed answer.
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There are many experts here (not me). There are also many who I believe give absurd advice.
Yeah. And nobody on here has ever had to deal with chronic pancreatitis...

If all your vet recommended is another kibble, you may want to start researching what to add to your dogs' diet. Kibble probably caused the condition in the long run...

The pancreas secretes digestive enzymes, and can become overworked in some dogs - chronic pancreatitis. The pancreas is also responsible for the production of what? Insulin...

I'd be personally looking at possibly giving gut floras and raw pancreas to be honest. The dogs system needs help.
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Point proven drr5012. . Find a better vet who can provide proper guidance. Such vets exist. Really on the above at your dog's peril. For what it is worth, I am an avid believer in the raw prey model for my pack. Raw is not for every dog or every owner but certainly something worth discussing with a qualified VET, not Joe blow expert. The differences in quality in kibble is shocking. Compare an Alpo or Dog Chow with Taste of the Wild or many other great kibble. Cost obviously goes with quality more often than not. I hope you are able to quickly find an appropriate vet.
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Point proven drr5012. . Find a better vet who can provide proper guidance. Such vets exist. Really on the above at your dog's peril. For what it is worth, I am an avid believer in the raw prey model for my pack. Raw is not for every dog or every owner but certainly something worth discussing with a qualified VET, not Joe blow expert. The differences in quality in kibble is shocking. Compare an Alpo or Dog Chow with Taste of the Wild or many other great kibble. Cost obviously goes with quality more often than not. I hope you are able to quickly find an appropriate vet.
Well, I had a couple of dogs die cause vets were WRONG!. We probably would have lost the minpin if I had listened to the vet.

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If all your vet recommended is another kibble, you may want to start researching what to add to your dogs' diet. Kibble probably caused the condition in the long run...
This is what I said earlier - research being the key word. Research is wonderful.
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I'm glad you are following your Vet's advice! I'm not sure about chews but you could bring the package in for your vet to check it out, or ask about the chews that the Vet carries. Like Enzident chews. Or if it's just treats you are looking for, Royal Canin now makes "Medi-Treats" that compliment their prescription diets! Which is super cool! Or you can get the wet food and make meatballs with them! Your a great pet parent for being so cautious!
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Thanks for the idea....I have and he enjoys the treats...I hadn't thought about 'making' something with the canned food...we started with the Canin and it smelled horrible and he refused to eat it....fortunately we tried the Hills stew and he loves it....
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Thanks for the idea....I have and he enjoys the treats...I hadn't thought about 'making' something with the canned food...we started with the Canin and it smelled horrible and he refused to eat it....fortunately we tried the Hills stew and he loves it....
I have my MinPin on the Canin dental, and I had my geriatric Chinese Crested on the Canin mature consult, but he didn't do well on it and I switched him to the Hills I/d stew and he has done amazing on it!

Yeah the meatballs recipe is awesome! I will dig it out and post it for you :-)

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For the homemade cookies from canned food. Preheat your oven to 350, roll the canned food into balls (you can grind up a suitable dry food and mix it into the patte if you need to firm up the canned food), baked on an ungreased cookie sheet for 25-30.

In the summer time I do this and freeze them instead of baking them for a cold treat!
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