Navigating Pancreatitis in Dogs: Treats Can Still Bring Joy!
1 of the most common questions we get asked is what treats can a dog with pancreatitis have so we have put this blog together to hopefully answer your questions and banish the myth that dogs with pancreatitis can't have treats!
What is Pancreatitis in Dogs?
Pancreatitis in dogs is a condition that many pet owners may have heard of but might not fully understand. In simple terms, it refers to the inflammation of the pancreas, a vital organ responsible for aiding in digestion and regulating blood sugar levels. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, it can lead to a host of health issues for our pups. This includes symptoms like abdominal pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Managing pancreatitis requires diligence, but with the right approach, dogs with this condition can still lead happy, fulfilling lives.
How can it be Managed?
For dog owners faced with managing pancreatitis, a tailored approach to diet and treats becomes essential. It's crucial to focus on low-fat, easily digestible foods that are gentle on the pancreas. Additionally, feeding smaller, more frequent meals can help alleviate strain on the digestive system. It's advised to consult with a veterinarian to develop a balanced and appropriate diet plan tailored to your individual dog's needs.
What sort of Treats can you give a dog with Pancreatitis?
While it's true that some treats can exacerbate pancreatitis symptoms, not all are off-limits. As long as you are choosing treats that have less than 10% fat in them then you can still treat your pup to a small amount of exciting and tasty treats. A sample of the treats that we provide are treats such as our "Soft thin chicken breast strips," "Omega Boosting Cod Strips," and "Decadent Crab & Chicken Sticks" and so many more. Not only are they delicious but they are also low in fat, making them suitable for dogs dealing with pancreatitis. These treats provide a safe way to reward and delight your pup without compromising their health.
Still Unclear of what Treats your Dog can have?
If you're still unsure about which treats would be best for your pup, don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. We are more than happy to offer personalised recommendations based on your dog's specific needs and preferences. We understand that every pup is unique, and we're committed to helping you find the perfect treats to keep their tails wagging and their health in top shape. Together, we can ensure your dog enjoys the tasty rewards they deserve, even in the face of pancreatitis.