Diet For Dogs With Pancreatitis

This is just an example of what we have fed Angel the last 8 1/2 years of her life and we had great results.  If you have a large dog, you may have to modify it a bit.


Angel’s Diet

A major key to Angel’s long term success beating Pancreatitis was her diet.  It was virtually fat free until all her tests were completely normal.  We fed her a variety of things that she really liked and we learned to trust her instincts.  We kept her meals small and feed her 4 times per day, 7am, noon, 5pm & 9pm.  Even after her tests had normalized she always felt better if she ate smaller meals more frequently.  She never did well on beef, even when she was young but after being on GastroElm Plus for a year she was able to eat beef in moderation with no issues.


Chicken Breast – She liked Grilled or baked and I always removed all visible fat.  She never liked boiled chicken.

Dry curd cottage cheese (low sodium version) – high in protein & calcium with no fat and very little sodium.  Here is the brand we used.

– Holistic vet, Dr. Michele Yasson, prefers to feed dogs quinoa, but for a little variety we gave her Banza Pasta (made with chick peas) which she loved.

Green beans (Fresh or Frozen not canned because they are high in sodium)

Pumpkin, squash or sweet potato.  Pumpkin is soothing to the stomach and goes well with the cottage cheese.

Example meals:

1/3 – Chicken Breast
1/3 – Green Beans or Peas
1/3 – Quinoa

1/4 – Pumpkin
1/4 – Dry Curd Cottage Cheese
1/2 – Chicken Breast

1/3 – Sweet Potato with a sprinkle of Dry Curd Cottage Cheese
1/3 – Quinoa
1/3 – Chicken Breast

For the last several years of her life Angel wasn’t on any prescription medication for her pancreatitis, just this diet and 3ml of GastroElm Plus in the morning and the same at night on an empty stomach.  She wouldn’t eat it with her food so I gave it to her using an oral syringe a few minutes prior to a meal.  You can get a 10 or 12ml oral syringe from any vet or pharmacy.  Most give them away for free.