The recommended diet for dogs with pancreatitis is a low-fat diet. The trouble with this is that it’s very hard to find dog food that contains low amounts of fat and is appetizing for dogs. There are some recommended dog food pancreatitis sufferers can eat, but it’s up to you as owner to make sure that your dog consumes the food. The best way to do this is by combining the recommended dog food with safe human food.
The best things to add are lean, low-fat meat, eggs and dairy; something as simple as mixing their dog food with low-fat milk and a few chunks of meat will make them gobble down their healthy good. You can kick it up a notch by adding minimal amounts of carbohydrates as well. Things like rice, barley, oatmeal, pasta, quinoa, sweet potatoes, potatoes, butternut, and pumpkin works well. Remember that there should only be small amounts of this in their food, there should definitely be more protein based food than carbohydrates. Adding carbohydrates isn’t necessary either if you’re mixing the food with their recommended dog food, but it can help if you’re making their meals from scratch.
When it comes to meat, the lower the fat the better. Skinless chicken breasts are the safest bet and things like lamb, pork and beef are best avoided since they tend to be more fatty. Other potential meats that you can use include goat and rabbit. Eggs are a great source of protein, but can contain too much fat. For large dogs, one egg is fine, but it may be too much for small dogs. Don’t include eggs in every meal either, once a day is the recommended amount. Use your judgement and consult with a veterinarian.