Posted : 1/13/2008 11:03:27 AM
My big dog, Malamute/Dalmatian mix experienced this at 13yrs of age, she lived to be almost 16yrs....BUT, the first year following the attack especially was VERY rough.
I had her on a special vet diet for 2 mnths, then went to homecooking for 1.5yrs - mainly chicken/rice/and a very small amount of Salmon....do NOT give anything too oily, NO sunflower, canola, flaxseed, etc oils, and no chicken fat.
She did great with this, but I couldn't keep enough weight on her, a neighbor ended up giving us a bag of Avoderm chicken/rice food, from Breeder's choice, which contained excellent ingredients in very good moderation levels, something like 22% protein, and 9-10% fat....I begin feeding her this for one meal, and homecooked for the next.
She did EXCELLENT from there on, started putting some weight back on, had incredible energy, looked good again, for a while. But overall, she was never the same after that.
Seriously look into Breeder's Choice, the AVODERM formula line, they are much better foods then what your vet has to offer, and very digestible. What ever you do, start SLOW and feed several meals in one day, breaking down the amount she recieves each time so that not so much is hitting her pancreas all at once.
Also, add a very TINY amount of a digestive enzyme to help break down her food. For a week or so, try feeding a diet VERY highly digestible, i.e. scrambled eggs with potatoes, canned salmon with highly OVERCOOKED minute rice (more digestible then brown or long grain rice)
You may need to homecook her food for a while, but easily digestible ingredients consist of eggs, fish first, then I think chicken, you can also try, for a grain, cream of wheat, it's supposed to be very digestible too. But only if she's not allergic to wheat, otherwise, stick to minute rice, but OVER cook it, make it real mushy.