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if it's a flare up of pancreatitis then the answer is NO. wait until it subsides then see if the fats are tolerated. we went low low fat w/ felix when he had a flare up. his coat fell apart, i did some research and Nupro supplement has been tolerated and eventually he was able to go back on the omega 3 &6s.

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It depends on why the dog is on a low fat diet. Most typically it's for pancreatitis, in which case omega oils can be helpful for some (anti-inflammatory), however I always recommend people pick up a pure omega supplement as opposed to a fish oil... and introduce it slowly while monitoring for flare ups. I'd recommend you speak to your veterinarian about what your dog can and can't have.

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As others have noted - why is your dog on a low fat diet? Also, I find that getting a volume amount that your dog can get a day works better than a percentage. For example, if a dog is on a low protein diet and, they are eating a 20% protein commercial food, it really doesn't tell you how many grams of protein they are getting each day. Whereas, knowing how many grams your dog can get each day and then how much protein is in a 1/2 cup (for example) allows you to fine-tune the dietary needs. You can do the same thing with oil - maybe your dog can have 1/4 teaspoon a day (or maybe none).

 

If you want to give Omega, then maybe flaxseed but, that also has oil. I provided a link to ground flaxseeds and the ingredients notes that 2 tablespoons have 6 gram of oil but, you might be able to give 1 teaspoon (or 1/2) for 1 gram or less of oil a day. As noted in previous, check with the vet to see if any additional oil cen be given and if yes, may go with a product where you can control how much you are given like the ground flaxseeds.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Essentials-Organic-Ground-Flaxseed/dp/B00DOKFLYI/ref=pd_cp_325_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00DOKFLYI&pd_rd_r=485fad4f-6c0b-11e8-b33d-c9c11baedd41&pd_rd_w=LPnIO&pd_rd_wg=BIrRy&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=80460301815383741&pf_rd_r=WDMR0X2AB7WBX0A2H624&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&refRID=WDMR0X2AB7WBX0A2H624&th=1

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He is on low fat food because of Pancreatitis. This is the first time we have had a problem and the specialist said it was brought on by a raw turkey neck. It was a large turkey neck, but had no skin and like I said it was raw. It took 9 days from the time I gave it to him until a CT scan confirmed it. So, I do not want to trigger any problems. My female Galgo had a turkey neck on the same day with no problems. I was giving it to them for their teeth. So, I am now feeding him Prescription Diet ID..canned and kibble. I imagine I will keep him on it for the rest of his life.

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Poodle's was caused by my sister feeding him bacon while I was asleep. Can't wrap my head around a skinned turkey neck causing it. Rebel that I am I flat out told the vet I wasnt's feeding Hill's. For years their low fat and tarter control listed peanut hulls. Now it just says cellulose...which can be tree bark cotton or newspaper.

Poodle did well on this for 6-8 years. They also have something like "Fat Dog"

https://www.chewy.com/natural-balance-original-ultra/dp/104682?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=f&utm_content=Natural%20Balance&utm_term=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIy_WI1cLH2wIVBQVpCh1t0wvMEAQYASABEgIHTvD_BwE

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i too dealt w/ looking for an affordable low fat diet. some people have fed their dogs taste of the wild- ocean blend . i used blue seal low fat since there was no way that i could afford a rx diet. many people have changed their dogs over to the rx diet and had the funds and their dogs did very well. i too followed my vet to the T for around a year then slowly transitioned to a regular food. felix stealing the new pup's kibble brought on another attack. but there are other complications in his senior profile these days.

 

these are conversations re: low fat diets in GT.

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I fed my diabetic dog Earthborn Holistic Weight Control which has 7% fat. That dog food is recommended thru a canine diabetic forum for diabetic dogs who have suffered pancreatitis. I always ordered it thru Chewy.

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