Pancreatitis in dogs is a disease that is quite common in domestic canines. This condition is an inflammation of the animal's pancreas (the organ is responsible for producing digestive enzymes and insulin). Serving homemade dog food for 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.
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 previously mentioned symptoms, you need to seek veterinary attention 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 homemade dog food for pancreatitis is likely the best option.
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Homemade Dog Food for Pancreatitis Recipe
- 1 cup lean ground beef (fat drained)
- 1 cup brown rice (cooked)
- 3/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup squash
- 1/2 cup broccoli
If you don't seek veterinary care for a dog suffering from pancreatitis, the condition is sure to get worse. In fact, if left untreated pancreatitis can be life-threatening. Low-fat diets are typically recommended for dogs suffering from this condition.
This homemade dog food for pancreatitis is simple to make. With just 5 ingredients, this recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare.
First, you'll need to cook the ground beef and drain the fat. You will also have to cook the rice according to the instructions on the package. You need 1 cup of COOKED rice, which will come from about 1/2 cup of UNCOOKED rice.
You will also need to steam or boil the squash and broccoli. Once all of the ingredients are prepared, all you have to do is combine them in a medium-size mixing bowl.
The recommended serving size for this homemade dog food for pancreatitis is about a 1/2 cup for every 25 pounds of body weight per serving. You'll need to feed 2 servings per day. For example, if your dog weighs 50 pounds, he would need 1 cup of food in the morning and 1 cup at night.
You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. You can also make this food in bulk and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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