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    Rox has just been diagnosed with Pancreatitis... goodbye bones, chicken necks and everything that makes her day I really feel sorry for the poor dog. No more cheese...

    The vet recommended a Royalcanin diet - supposedly only available at the vet and very expensive. Does anyone have any recommendations for low fat foods or treats that would be ok to feed? For now we'll put her on the expensive stuff until she gets really over this current attack. But we'll need a workable long term solution for her.

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    I have a dog who was having bouts of pancreatitis. I have her on kangaroo BARF which is low fat, pumpkin, cottage cheese and a wellness core biscuit. Rice can also be used. Training treats I use boiled chicken or cooked lean beef. There is a Yahoo group that has advice and recipes too.

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    Please do some research on Pancreatitis ! This link is just a start:

    https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sour...is%20in%20dogs

    How many bouts of pancreatitis has Roxy suffered ?

    There are good fats and bad fats – get to know the difference !

    Vets All Natural | Pancreatitis

    No – it is not good-bye to bones of any sort.

    When you are looking for the trigger for pancreatitis – you have to be very honest with yourself. You said that Roxy loves cheese ! How much have you been giving her and what type ? Also – what other sneaky snacks has she had ?

    I had a boarder in my place – many years ago. Also, it was the first time- ever - that I came across pancreatitis in one of my pups. I had 2 pups at that time – but only my little girl suffered from this problem. What was he feeding her ? Just what a young male would eat – heaps of packet chips, corn chips and lollies.

    Maybe - something you can take on board.

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    It is tricky, sometimes it can be a continuous poor diet while other dogs are just susceptible to it regardless. My dog is young, lean, fit and has a good diet with no snacks. I first noticed there could be a problem after I had one of my sheep put in the freezer for the dogs. He was quite a fatty sheep even though I trimmed off a lot of the fat. I gave them all fresh meat and everyone was fine except my young dog. Came down with pancreatitis. This happened a second time with fresh mutton. I decided not to take any further risks of damaging the pancreas which can be the pathway to diabetes. I put her on her diet. She does get the occasional marrow bone but I strip all the fat off it first. I do give her a daily capsule of fish oil.
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    Yes fatty cuts of lamb must have caused the first attack she had earlier this year. Our old vet at the time thought it might have been meningities but now I think... BS. The second attack was two weeks ago, brought on by a little bit of camenbert. And I mean a little bit... maybe a 5 g piece she got off me. I assume she didn't get enough chance to get over this second attack... earlier this week I gave her a bone = 3rd and last attack. Now she's been diagnosed.

    She isn't one to forage, she doesn't eat what she doesn't know but she does chase (and eat) the occasional baby rabbit. I don't really know how to stop that The vets aid rabbit is an absolute 'nono'...

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    I wonder why the occasional rabbit is not on? I would have thought they were quite lean. My dog has had an attack if she forages on something dead in the bush, causes an infection. Low fat cottage cheese is the only cheese allowed here now.

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    I would agree with kalacreek - a wild rabbit doesn't have much fat.

    Roo has pretty much none.

    My grandmother got pancreatic cancer and was given 6 months to live but managed 10 years (how to skew the averages) - she made a very dedicated commitment to changing her lifestyle. Ditched fat and sugar from her diet almost completely. Tho olive oil we got away with - enough to cook the basil and pine nuts for pasta surprise.

    I have been known to share the bikkie I eat my soft cheese off with my dog - but there's no way she's getting the cheese. Not because it's bad for her but I'm just too greedy/selfish with that stuff and she's happy with the biscuit (or kibble).

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