Pancreatitis in dogs is a disease that is more common than you may think. This condition is an inflammation of the canine's pancreas (the organ responsible for producing digestive enzymes and insulin). Serving food for dogs with pancreatitis can help manage this condition.
When the pancreas becomes inflamed, the digestive enzymes it produces spill out and onto the surrounding organs. The organs closest to the pancreas are the liver and kidneys. When digestive enzymes spill over onto these vital organs, the body begins to digest them.
Unexplained vomiting, fever, diarrhea and difficulty breathing are all symptoms of pancreatitis. If any of these symptoms come on quickly or you notice a combination of the above symptoms, you need to seek veterinary care immediately. I know these symptoms could also be a sign of numerous other conditions, but when it comes to your dog's health, it's better to be safe than sorry.
Your veterinarian will likely recommend a restricted diet if your dog is diagnosed with pancreatitis. Your dog's body has a lot of healing to do, and a limited diet that includes food for dogs with pancreatitis is likely the best option.
Wheat Pasta and Chicken Food for Dogs with Pancreatitis
Recipe: Wheat Pasta and Chicken Food for Dogs with Pancreatitis
This food for dogs with pancreatitis is simple to make. With just 5 ingredients, this recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare. Just be sure to run this dietary change past your veterinarian before feeding this recipe to your pup. It will not provide 100% balanced nutrition for every dog.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: about 5 cups 1x
- Category: Cooked Food
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- Diet: Low Fat
- 1 lb. boneless chicken (chopped)
- 1 cup whole wheat pasta
- 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 2 tsp. olive oil
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packaging. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chicken and vegetables to the heated skillet and cook thoroughly. Once finished, add the cooked pasta to the chicken and vegetable mixture.
Mix until equally combined. Once the food for dogs with pancreatitis has cooled you can feed it to your pup.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 270
- Sugar: 1.5 g
- Sodium: 50 mg
- Fat: 5.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 34.5 g
- Fiber: 5.3 g
- Protein: 20.7 g
- Cholesterol: 40 mg
Serving Size Recommendation: You can serve this food to your dog as soon as it has cooled. I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. So, a 25-pound dog would eat about 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening.
This is just a guideline. Some dogs, like working dogs and very active breeds, will need more calories than this. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many.
It's best to consult your veterinarian about the appropriate serving size for you dog. They will also help you evaluate meal to make sure it will meet your pet's unique nutritional needs. If necessary, they will assist you in choosing the best supplements and/or multivitamins to add.
How to store: You can store the leftover dog food in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them, and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so that it won't last nearly as long as commercial dog food.