In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best dog foods for schnauzers with pancreatitis currently available on the market. Unfortunately, schnauzers as a breed have a higher than average chance to develop pancreatitis leading to a number of owners reaching out for assistance.
We noticed that there were a lack of useful resource online so we decided to publish this article in the hope it helps as many of our readers with schnauzers in this situation as possible.
Now you are able to get some prescription dog foods from your local veterinarian that are specifically designed for dogs with pancreatitis but these can be very expensive. Additionally, during our research phase for this article, we found a small number of off the shelf foods that are marketed as the ideal food for dogs with pancreatitis but they had little to no feedback or reputation so we decided to leave them off the list.
Instead, we have decided to focus on well-known dog food brands that are already established with an excellent existing reputation within the dog owning communities. The key thing to keep in mind with pancreatitis is that your schnauzers will do best on a food that is between ten and twelve percent fat so that’s what we have selected.
Additionally, as these three foods are all well known, off the shelf dog foods, they are easy to pick up online or at your local pet store. Finally, we have been sure to check that there are already dog owners using these foods for their own dogs with pancreatitis and that they are reporting positive things.
A Word On Treats
Unlike some other conditions in dogs that require special diets, pancreatitis usually does not require you to change your dogs treats. The majority of treats usually contain between five and seven percent fat meaning you can continue to use them without issue.
That said, we would still recommend that you double check the fat content of your schnauzers treats to ensure that they are within these limits. If your treats are over then you can switch over to something like Stewart Pro Turkey Liver Treats. Just be sure to stick with the Turkey or Bison flavors as the others have a slightly higher fat content.
Wellness Core Grain Free Dog Food
The food has also proven to be very popular amongst dog owners leading to there being a large number of third-party reviews online. You can click here to read reviews from dog owners who are specifically using this food for dogs with pancreatitis or you can click here to read general reviews of the food.
The image below shows the full nutritional breakdown for Wellness Core Grain Free Dog Food.
In addition, the food mix is one hundred percent grain free and although this does not have a direct effect on your schnauzer’s pancreatitis, it can help improve overall digestion and reduce the risk of other conditions such as a sensitive stomach or excessive gas. The food is also free from the majority of major allergens that can result in issues such as sensitive skin in dogs too.
One thing to keep in mind with this food mix is selecting flavors that are not part of the reduced fat range can increase the fat content of the food above the recommended fat levels for pancreatitis. Just be sure to stick to the reduced fat range and you wont have any problems.
Wellness Simple Limited Ingredient Dry Dog Food
It is another popular product on the market that is used by many dog owners as their daily food mix for their pet dogs. Many of these dog owners have chosen to post reviews of their experiences online that you can read if you would like to know more. You can click here to read reviews left by other dog owners using this for their dogs suffering from pancreatitis or you can click here to read general reviews of the food.
The image below shows the full nutritional breakdown for Wellness Simple Natural Limited Ingredient.
One of the best things about Wellness Simple Natural Limited Ingredient is that all of its flavors come within the recommended fat ranges for pancreatitis making it ideal for your pet schnauzer. The ingredients in the food mix are all high-quality and easy to digest for your dog helping with any digestive issues that it may also have too.
Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Dry Dog Food
The core customer base of the product is smaller than the other dog foods we have recommended for your schnauzers on the list but there are still a decent number of reviews for it online. You can click here to read reviews of Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Dry Dog Food left by people using it for dogs with pancreatitis or click here to read general reviews.
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