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Old 02-28-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm brand new to this site. I have a 7 yr old male YORKIE who I think got pancreatitis from dog treats a year ago. He had another bout about 6 weeks ago so I'm at a loss of what to feed him. He eats biljac reduced fat for food and doesn't love love it. he loves treats and I don't know what to give him or to make for him. I have used pieces of cooked carrot, he threw up the raw ones. Any suggestions? Thanks so much
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I rarely give my dogs any dog treats, they get bully sticks, but they are more chewing aids rather than treats. Most dogs love green beans, but if your dog is on a strict diet even that might be bad for him. I’ve heard of some people giving baking their dog’s canned food and giving that for a treat. If you decide to try green beans, I suggest the frozen kind, they have less salt than canned, and you don't have to cook them, you can just thaw them.
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What is a bully stick?
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I always dread this question, brace yourself, bully sticks are made from beef tendons, and tendons often come from the the bull's penis. Merrick Bully Sticks Dog Treats: 6, 9, 12'', Bulk, Free Shipping As I said before, I give these as a chewing aid, not a food. If your dog can eat a bully stick in one day, it's too soft and isn't helping clean the teeth.
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Actually I think having something to chew on would be great. He used to love rawhide s but I think that is what made him get sick in the first place. Thank you!
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Hello and Welcome!! Bill Jac isn't that great of a food- Between the chicken bi product, corn meal and recalls I wouldn't feed it. I would try to find Tucker a higher quality food. What treats were you giving him? Does he get any table food?

Peanut had pancreatitis a while back- table scraps, bully sticks, and Texas Toothpicks I believe was the culprit. Now he is on Canine Caviar food, and he only gets dog treats. No table scraps, no chew items AT ALL. I have been giving him Welless Pure treats. They don’t have bi-products, corn, wheat or anything nasty ingredients. He hasn't had another pancreatitis spell. He is really healthy and I tend to keep it that way!

For Tucker I would find a higher quality food and treat and just stick to that- don’t put anything else in the mix.

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If I were you I would stay away from Bully Sticks if Tucker is proned to Pancreatitis.
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I get so confused about the food. The homemade recipes with chicken would be great.....that's his favorite, but then the no table scraps .....is a tiny piece of chicken any different? Or fresh chicken broth frozen in small chunks? I hate buying the biljac because it crumbles to a fine powder. I tried making a treat out of it for him but he turned up his nose!
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I get so confused about the food. The homemade recipes with chicken would be great.....that's his favorite, but then the no table scraps .....is a tiny piece of chicken any different? Or fresh chicken broth frozen in small chunks? I hate buying the biljac because it crumbles to a fine powder. I tried making a treat out of it for him but he turned up his nose!
Table scrapes are different than human food. Tables scrapes are often just leftovers and depending on what the humans eat can be very bad for a dog. Most humans eat foods too high in fat and ALWAYS over salted for a dog. Boiled chicken can be a healthy snack, but you'd want to check with your vet on this. Pancreatitis is such a painful disease and with each episode more damage is done. Some dogs only have one episode of acute pancreatitis because they ate something that was really bad for them, and after a healing time period can ease up on the food restrictions. Other dogs have chronic pancreatitis that is thought to be a genetic condition and have eaten relatively healthy all of their lives, with these dogs, severe restrictions have to be placed on the diets forever. Have you talked this over with your vet?
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My Sophie Kate suffer from Pancreatitis so I am very picky about what goes into her. My strick rule is dog food only along with water. For treats she gets one of the following

1. Plain Cheerios, no Honey Nut stuff just plain Cheerios
2. Baby Carrots
3. Charlee Bear Treats Natural Made in USA Dog Treats | Low Calorie Dog Training Treats| Protein Dog Treats
4. Her dry kibble (Hills ID, she thinks it is special since I am feeding it her by hand).
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Hi, I'm brand new to this site. I have a 7 yr old male YORKIE who I think got pancreatitis from dog treats a year ago. He had another bout about 6 weeks ago so I'm at a loss of what to feed him. He eats biljac reduced fat for food and doesn't love love it. he loves treats and I don't know what to give him or to make for him. I have used pieces of cooked carrot, he threw up the raw ones. Any suggestions? Thanks so much
Bil Jac uses BHA as a preservative, it's linked to cancer! BHA... a Time Bomb in Dog Food?

Since dogs prone to pancreatitis needs to be on a strict low fat diet, you can use blanched veggies like green beans, green peas, etc. Some people use cheerios, it's low in fat. I boil plain chicken breast & give it to them as a treat or as a topper for kibble. They also love baked sweet potatoes.
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My Sophie Kate suffer from Pancreatitis so I am very picky about what goes into her. My strick rule is dog food only along with water. For treats she gets one of the following

1. Plain Cheerios, no Honey Nut stuff just plain Cheerios
2. Baby Carrots
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4. Her dry kibble (Hills ID, she thinks it is special since I am feeding it her by hand).
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Bil Jac uses BHA as a preservative, it's linked to cancer! BHA... a Time Bomb in Dog Food?

Since dogs prone to pancreatitis needs to be on a strict low fat diet, you can use blanched veggies like green beans, green peas, etc. Some people use cheerios, it's low in fat. I boil plain chicken breast & give it to them as a treat or as a topper for kibble. They also love baked sweet potatoes.
I need to try baked sweet potatoes, I bet she would love them. Couple of questions:

How long do you bake them? (I do not like potatoes at all, any kind so I am clueless)

Do you give them pieces or the entire potato?
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I get so confused about the food. The homemade recipes with chicken would be great.....that's his favorite, but then the no table scraps .....is a tiny piece of chicken any different? Or fresh chicken broth frozen in small chunks? I hate buying the biljac because it crumbles to a fine powder. I tried making a treat out of it for him but he turned up his nose!
Boil the chicken breast plain. No added salt, just water. The sodium should naturally come from the chicken.
I freeze the water that I boiled the chicken breast in an ice cube tray, melt a cube & put half water & they lap it up! Some people make chicken broth from cooking the bones, no added salt.
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Welcome to you and Tucker!

I would recommend talking with Tucker's vet and/or a canine nutritionist for good quality food recommendastions for one prone to pancreatitis. If there is a canned version here is my suggestion for a treat. Open the can and thinly slice the food. Lightly spray a piece of foil with a cooking spray and wipe off excess. Put the food slices on the tinfoil and bake at 175 to 200 degrees until it is completely dehydrated. Cool and store in a sealed container or zip lock bag.
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