Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is common in dogs.
Butternut Box can help

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is quite common in dogs. The pancreas is the organ that produces insulin and digestive enzymes that are critical in food digestion, and if it becomes inflamed, it can cause problems. Dogs suffering from pancreatitis may have a sore abdomen and might experience diarrhoea and/or vomiting, as well as lethargy and appetite loss.

Dogs who are obese and/or currently eating a diet that’s high in fat may be at a greater risk of developing pancreatitis, with some breeds such as cocker spaniels, Yorkshire terriers and miniature schnauzers being particularly prone to it. We’d recommend that you have a chat with your vet if you think your dog may be suffering with this condition. In most cases, a high-quality, low-fat diet is recommended to manage the symptoms, and that’s where we come in!

Our chicken and turkey dishes contain less than 5% fat, and as such are classified as low-fat and suitable for dogs with pancreatitis. You might still be able to see some fat in the meals themselves, but that’s just because we don’t use any emulsifiers or other nasties in our food. We use the freshest, human-grade meat and vegetables in our meals, and we cook them in small batches gently by hand, which means that they’re delicious as well as easy to digest (which is super important for dogs suffering with pancreatitis).

Our lamb and beef dishes contains around 10% fat and wouldn’t be suitable, so when you let us know your dog’s details, be sure to select those as an 'allergy' so that we don’t include any in your dog’s box.

Just to give you some confidence, we are currently feeding hundreds of dogs who need a low-fat diet, and they are absolutely thriving! You can get in touch with our Customer Love team anytime if you have any questions about how we can help manage your dog’s pancreatitis.

How it works

Introduce your dog

Introduce your dog.

We tailor a box of delicious, pre-portioned meals to suit your pup's individual needs.

Cooked to order dog food

Cooked to order.

We source the freshest ingredients and make all of our meals right here in the UK.

Special Delivery

Super special delivery.

We deliver in refrigerated boxes so you never have to hang about for our delivery guy.

Happy Dance

Happy dance guaranteed.

Then it’s just a case of opening, serving and setting their tails to ‘wag’.

Introduce your dog

Introduce your dog.

We tailor a box of delicious, pre-portioned meals to suit your pup's individual needs.

Cooked to order dog food

Cooked to order.

We source the freshest ingredients and make all of our meals right here in the UK.

Special Delivery

Super special delivery.

We deliver in refrigerated boxes so you never have to hang about for our delivery guy.

Happy Dance

Happy dance guaranteed.

Then it’s just a case of opening, serving and setting their tails to ‘wag’.

Introduce your dog

Introduce your dog.

We tailor a box of delicious, pre-portioned meals to suit your pup's individual needs.

Cooked to order dog food

Cooked to order.

We source the farm fresh ingredients and make all of our meals right here in the UK.

Special Delivery

Super special delivery.

We deliver in refrigerated boxes so you never have to hang about for our delivery guy.

Happy Dance

Happy dance guaranteed.

Then it’s just a case of opening, serving and setting their tails to ‘wag’.

Our Story

With apologies to unicorns, otters and the gorilla who played the drums in the Cadbury's advert, we think dogs are the best animals to have ever walked the earth.

It’s why we started Butternut Box. Because we want to help every single one of them get the food they need to live long, and live well.

What folks have been saying

We’re not ones to blow our own trumpets (we’re oboe players anyway), but here’s some nice words about us from people who may or may not play trumpets…

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"The best dog food and the best service. These guys are awesome."

- Octavia, from London

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"Great website, the service from staff is impeccable always happy to help, hearty healthy meals"

- Jackie, from Highcliffe

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"The service has always been amazing, and the food is amazing! We have never had a single problem with Butternut Box!"

- Ryan, from London