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Old 11-11-2012, 12:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Rocco had pancreatitis after feeding TOTW too. I fed him the California Naturals for a little while and then switched him to Natural Balance Fish and Potato. I use Prozyme and when his tummy was bothering him Pepcid AC. He has been fine for two years!
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My cousins dog has this, she's a mutt of some sort. She was about 30 lbs over weight and got whatever table scrapes that were left right off the plates ( blah)! Anyways they have to give her some sort of powder in her food and she's fine. But she would eat anything.... Socks, tampons( used and not used), condoms, flowers, trees, rugs, towels... If she could fit it in her mouth, she would eat it! She was never hospitalized for it though... They haven't changed foods either, maybe I should suggest the to them?!


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Old 11-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Dempsey can't eat the Wetlands or Prairie varieties of TOTW - they give him diahrrea (too rich, I guess), but he can eat Pacific Stream with no problem.

Another kibble that might work is Wellness Core Reduced Fat.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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There is some very good information here

DogAware.com Articles: Pancreatitis in Dogs
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"Rocco",(shown on enclosed photo), which is one and the oldest of my 6 Boxers, once became very ill with Pancreatitis; and the Vet prescribed him "Hills ID Prescription Diet" dog food ,(which is very low on fat). He have been doing fine and never had a problem again.

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"Rocco",(shown on enclosed photo), which is one and the oldest of my 6 Boxers, once became very ill with Pancreatitis; and the Vet prescribed him "Hills ID Prescription Diet" dog food ,(which is very low on fat). He have been doing fine and never had a problem again.
I'm glad it did work for your dog..every dog is different. I just have a real problem with the ingredients in that food:

Corn Starch, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Oat Groats, Cracked Pearled Barley, Dried Beet Pulp, Lactic Acid, Ginger Root Powder, Soybean Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Lysine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-carotene, Phosphoric Acid, Rosemary Extract.

California natural lamb meal or chicken meal and rice actually has a lower fat content of 7% vs 7.4% for The Hills i/d and better ingredients


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Old 11-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Boxers can have inflammatory bowel disease. Years ago we did an endoscopy which identified the IBD required a novel protein diet, and small amounts of prednisone. It also involved chronic inflammation of the stomach. The IBD set off the pancreatitis. We felt the small intestine was so inflammed, and it lays next to the pancreas.

Nothing worked for long, so I had to homecook. A vet/nutritionist formulated a diet using BalanceIt, fish, white or sweet potato, corn oil and later some veggies and fruit. The results were amazing, but I had to cook a 1-1/2 lbs of fish daily. I could freeze baggies of the potato and fish.

Here's a fairly good article on low-fat diets. If you scroll all the way down you'll see the kibble options. Holistique Blendz seems very low, and I know owners who've had success with The Honest Kitchen Preference. They add their own protein to it.

Lost the link, but look for Dogaware.com and their low fat diet article.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:21 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Not sure if the wonderful people who replied to my query I posted on Saturday had a chance to read a follow-up post I raised two days ago.......Laila passed away as she was missdiagnosed and had an obstruction, that did perforate her intestine. She underwent emergency surgery and, did seem to come out of it ok, but she crashed and passed away that night.......I did post this news on a separate thread. My point is this, if your dog is diagnosed with any gastric issue, insure you exhaust all tests, x-ray with barium, ultrasound , and if symptoms persist an endoscope exam.....they did not discover the obstruction until weeks later and too late. I hope this helps. It was a little plastic squeaker from a dog toy that did the damage. She loved her toys.
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I'm so very sorry BooLolly!

I want to add that a board certified surgeon almost missed a severe intestinal blockage even with the x-rays. the barium and ultrasound. Things were not clear, despite all these diagnostics, so they waited. If the surgeon hadn't decided to do the exploratory at 1:00 am, our Boxer would have died within the 1/2 hour. It was the best of the best facilities. It happens, and is horrible when it does.
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