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    I have a 7 year old boy here who I just had to the vets early this morning, he was diagnosed with pancreatits. I have heard of this condition but have no real experience with it previously. From what I have read so far this is not very common in raw fed dogs. Any one have any information they can share? Thanks.
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    When my last Lab was about 10 or 11 she had a bout of pancreatitis. She wasn't a dog that ever got sick so when she vomited a number of times over a fairly short period of time we got her into the Vet right away. She was already getting dehydrated. This was many years ago, but I do remember that they stressed it was a serious condition that needed to be treated promptly. Fortunately she was fine after this and never had a reoccurence, but we were very careful about what we fed her. I know we changed her diet somewhat (possibly to a Vet diet), and I remember that it had to be a low fat diet. Sorry I'm vague about this, but as I said it's many years ago. She was not on a raw diet and never had any stomach problems prior to this.

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    Often dogs who have a high fat diet or recently gotten in to the trash or have been fed table scraps, or dogs who 'steal' or are fed greasy 'people food' get it.

    A friends dog ate a whole ham at Xmas and was very sick with pancreatitis. Before Ernie was diagnosed with IBD they thought it was that. He was low fat vet prescription diet
    for 6 weeks. Usually a bland diet helps them to recover. If a dog is prone to it you have to be very careful with food.
    Did the vet suggest what food to give.

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    My now 9 year old Rhys had pancreatitis as a young dog, about 17 months old.

    He is fed raw now, and has no trouble at all.
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    My first lab Casey had a bout of pancreatitis at about 9 or 10 years old. She had gotten into a whole jar of peanut butter. A day or so later she was really sick. She spent 3 days at the vet of IV fluids...they weren't sure if she was even going to make it through the first night. I was told it can be from a high fat diet. Casey never ate raw. She was placed on a bland diet and then on prescription diet low cal dry dog. She went on to live till the age of 13 1/2.

    Just be careful I was told once they have it...they are prone to get it again. Good luck. Keep us posted

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    Go to your vet and get on Royal Canin's Gastro Intestinal Low Fat. This will work miracles for your dog with pancreatitis

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