Q. We are seeking a low fat hard food for our Pointer who is currently on a special intestinal low fat prescribed food since contracting pancreaticitus.
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Most senior and light diets are relatively low in fat, but look for those that are not also low in protein. Low-protein diets should be avoided, as they can increase the risk of both hyperlipidemia and pancreatitis.
Two great options are "accana light and fit" and "blue buffalo wilderness senor chicken recipe" both containing only 11% fat and over 33% proteins.