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 freshly prepared, human-grade meat and vegetables in our meals, and we gently cook them like you would at home, 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.