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Does your dog have Pancreatitis?

Does your dog have Pancreatitis?

One of the most common ailments affecting our pets these days is Pancreatitis.

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas.

This is a problem because the digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas – for use in the small intestine – become active within the pancreas instead.  This causes pain and swelling and the pancreas actually begins to digest itself.

OMG right?

You can spot pancreatitis in your dog quite readily.  They will stretch out their back/spine by lifting their back up or pushing their bum in the air.

They will also vomit, have diarrhoea, be very weak and lethargic, and have a fever.

"What’s particularly disturbing about Pancreatitis is that, a few decades ago, it was a very rare condition.  Now it’s common place.  In fact, most vets will tell you that they diagnose Pancreatitis on a daily basis."

Now why is this so?

Various medications and endocrine diseases can be the cause of Pancreatitis – as well as trauma.

The most common reason though, and why it’s so prevalent today, is decades of eating high carbohydrate, starchy foods.

When we talk about high carbs, we talk about kibble.

Okay – you think that kibble gets too bad a rap, well, it deserves it.

Most kibbles contain up to 70% carbohydrate.  You feed that to a dog over and over and over again.  Then you feed it to the dog’s pups and so on…  eventually you get a problem of epidemic proportions.

And that’s what’s happened.

And if you want further convincing that diet is the probable cause of your pup’s condition, then go to a vet and ask them what you should do. 

  • They’ll tell you to change the dogs diet.
  • They’ll tell you to avoid high fat diets.
  • They’ll tell you to keep your dog’s weight in check.

Whilst I take most things I read on Dr Google with a grain of salt, it’s quite clear from even a basic search that the overwhelming recommendation to treat and importantly, to avoid, Pancreatitis, is to feed fresh, raw food which includes fruit and veg.

Most will tell you to avoid kibble at all costs.  Thank goodness for that.

If I had a dollar for every fur parent who has told me that their dog no longer suffers from Pancreatitis after eating Frontier Pet food for a few months, I’d honestly have enough to take a holiday.  It might be just a weekend away, but a holiday never-the-less.

Frontier Pet food is exactly the same as feeding raw without any of the hassles.

It contains less than 2% carbohydrates.

It may just cure your dog of pancreatitis.

It will likely prevent it. 

1 comment

I am truly a frontier pet convert and have been using your product since the beginning as Kathy Cornak was our vet in Newcastle. Our mini schnauzer loved frontier but sadly at 8 years she was diagnosed with a gall bladder mucoseal and died a couple of months later. Our current mini was doing really well on frontier until she had a severe bout of haemorragic gastro with pancreatitis. After the attack she required cooked food with gradual transition back to frontier. When the amount becomes more than 50/50 with my cooked food she gets digestive issues.
My theory is that her bout of disease somehow compromised her liver/pancreas/hydrochloride acid production. I would love her to be able to eat all frontier. Do you have any suggestions?
PS we only give her the chicken and she loves the ‘gravy’
Sue Kraus

Sue Kraus

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