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    Well my year and half old chessie gave us quite a scare last week. Vomiting and lethargic. A visit to our vet then a long drive to the emergency vet a day later $2600 and she has Pancreatits. Well now we have to go to a low fat less then 12% but 8% or lower would be better the vet says. so now I have to figure out what food to use and i have to supplement with protein for the fat any ideas out there
    I have never understood why you can have the best trained dogs in the world, but when you put two dogs together the act like they have a half a brain between the both of them.


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    Wellness Core or Annamaet Lean. Any weight formula should have low fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick_wilburn View Post
    Well my year and half old chessie gave us quite a scare last week. Vomiting and lethargic. A visit to our vet then a long drive to the emergency vet a day later $2600 and she has Pancreatits. Well now we have to go to a low fat less then 12% but 8% or lower would be better the vet says. so now I have to figure out what food to use and i have to supplement with protein for the fat any ideas out there
    I second Annamaet Lean. If your vet agrees, you can add coconut oil. This fat is often used because the body metabolizes it without pancreatic enzymes, more like a carbohydrate.

    Annamaet Lean is a 30% protein food of very high quality that should do well. Wellness is good too and its much easier to find. You should be able to manage this without compromising quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick_wilburn View Post
    Well my year and half old chessie gave us quite a scare last week. Vomiting and lethargic. A visit to our vet then a long drive to the emergency vet a day later $2600 and she has Pancreatits. Well now we have to go to a low fat less then 12% but 8% or lower would be better the vet says. so now I have to figure out what food to use and i have to supplement with protein for the fat any ideas out there
    Your vet didn't start her on Viocase or Pancrazyme with a diagnosis of Pancreatis?

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    nope i was sent home with find the lowest fat food you can and supplement it with a ton of protein
    I have never understood why you can have the best trained dogs in the world, but when you put two dogs together the act like they have a half a brain between the both of them.


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    The Honest Kitchen makes a great dehydrated diet. It's called Zeal. 8.5% fat. Good Luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie Rihn View Post
    The Honest Kitchen makes a great dehydrated diet. It's called Zeal. 8.5% fat. Good Luck
    Except it will cost around $8 a day to feed a Chessie that diet, 6 - 7 times something just as good.

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    We've had good luck with Blue Buffalo healthy weight.
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