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Real dog food for pancreatitis support

It can be distressing to watch your dog with pancreatitis in pain.

Lyka's pancreas-friendly meals are low in fat and made from real ingredients to help alleviate discomfort and reduce painful flare-ups.

Nutrition's link to pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is thought to be triggered by too much fat, too many carbs or excessively processed fats.

Lyka’s unique approach strikes the perfect balance between healthy fats, low glycaemic index (GI) carbs and proteins.

Lyka's meals protect the pancreas with a considered balance of macronutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrates), along with bioactive superfoods with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Real food specially formulated to reduce inflammation

Developed by our in-house Integrative Veterinarian, Dr Matthew Muir, alongside a team of board-certified veterinary nutritionists, Lyka's Kangaroo Bowl is the go-to meal to start, designed to protect the pancreas with easy-to-digest ingredients free from pro-inflammatory properties.


Lyka’s Chicken, Turkey and Fish Bowls also have a low-moderate fat content, and may be appropriate for mild pancreatitis.

Optimal low GI carbohydrate, low-fat, high-protein meals

Lyka’s Roo Bowl contains an optimised ratio of low GI carbohydrates, is high in protein and ultra-low in fat (10%) to help prevent pancreatitis flare-ups. Chicken, Fish and Turkey Bowls are also low in fat and may be suitable for mild pancreatitis.

Formulated with natural anti-inflammatory ingredients

Contains real ingredients like kale, chia seeds, spirulina and turmeric, selected for their powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Free from pro-inflammatory starches and lectins

Steers clear of high omega-6 ingredients known to cause inflammation and allergies, including wheat, corn, soy and dairy.

Custom portions to manage or prevent obesity

Strikes the perfect balance with high-protein, low-fat, low-carb meals to avoid a stressed pancreas.

Hear about pancreatitis support from Lyka’s experts

“Once your dog has pancreatitis, fat becomes difficult for the pancreas to manage and can cause it to release damaging amounts of hormones and enzymes. Lyka meals are low-fat to help avoid flareups, and are high in omega 3 and antioxidants which help support a damaged pancreas.”
“Dogs with a history of pancreatitis often require low-fat dog food to help prevent overstimulation of the pancreatitis and reduce symptom relapse. Lyka is a suitable solution for many dogs with pancreatitis, with ultra-low-fat meals like the Kangaroo Bowl. ”

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Active ingredients to promote pancreas health

Lyka meals contain pancreas-friendly ingredients to help restore your pup’s health and prevent future flare-ups.

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Your pancreatitis FAQs, answered

What is pancreatitis?

Inflammation in the pancreas triggers the early release of digestive enzymes that break down the organ itself, leading to further inflammation.

Vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, lethargy and loss of appetite are common signs of this disease.

There are two types of pancreatitis: acute and chronic. Acute pancreatitis can happen at any time. One bout of acute pancreatitis can lead to chronic pancreatitis, which can create other serious health issues.

How does Lyka’s approach to natural feeding help dogs with pancreatitis?

Treating pancreatitis with nutrition requires low-fat, highly digestible dog food that doesn’t overstimulate your pup’s digestive enzymes and is good for sensitive stomachs.

Each Lyka meal goes above and beyond nutritional standards and is made from 100% real ingredients. The ultra-low-fat, high-protein Kangaroo Bowl is perfect for inflammation and pancreatitis-prone pups.

Lyka's meals are also rich in natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to help address the root cause of your dog’s pancreatitis.

Which Lyka meals are suitable for my dog with pancreatitis?

Lyka’s ultra-low-fat Kangaroo Bowl is designed for dogs with gastrointestinal issues, including pancreatitis.

The low-fat Chicken Bowl could also be a healthy choice for dogs with mild pancreatitis, along with Lyka’s Turkey and Fish Bowls which are considered low-moderate fat and may also be appropriate. Lyka’s Beef and Lamb Bowls are our richest meals and are not suitable for pancreatitis.

Speak to your vet about whether Lyka is a good fit for your pup and which meals are most suitable.

How should I transition my dog with pancreatitis to Lyka?

When transitioning your dog to Lyka, take a very slow approach. Your pup may make the switch easily, but it’s hard to predict how individual dogs will respond as this is based on their unique gut microbiome profile.

There is some risk of a pancreatic relapse when changing diets – try starting with one teaspoon of Lyka with your dog’s usual food for 1-2 days. If your pup doesn’t show any adverse reactions, increase the Lyka portion to 25% of their diet. Gradually build up their Lyka portions over the next 1-2 weeks until their food is 100% Lyka.

Before making any changes to your dog’s diet, speak to your vet first.

What's the best way to manage my dog’s pancreatitis?

A nutritious, low-fat diet can help prevent pancreatitis flare-ups.

Dietary fat is a crucial part of your dog’s diet and is not typically dangerous, but a fatty diet can trigger the pancreas, especially if it’s already struggling. Not all fats are bad for the pancreas but they need to be fed in moderation and gradually increased over time.

Avoid feeding your pup scraps from the table and keep them on a carefully monitored, calorie-controlled diet.

High-GI food causes blood sugar spikes that increase the demand for the pancreas to release insulin. Kibble has a high proportion of high-GI refined carbohydrates which may put your dog’s pancreas under significant stress. Instead, feed your dog a real food diet containing low-GI carbohydrates like butternut squash that releases energy slowly.

Omega-3 can have a protective effect on the pancreas, so make sure your dog’s diet is also rich in this essential fatty acid.

Is Lyka suitable for my dog with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)?

Yes, dogs with EPI require lifelong digestive enzymes and some may require an ultra-low-fat diet with higher levels of B12 than minimum requirements.

EPI is characterised by the inability to produce sufficient digestive enzymes to break down protein, carbohydrates and digestive fat. It can be genetic or caused by chronic pancreatitis and affects the absorption of nutrients in your pup’s digestive system.

Consider a more calorie-dense diet with a bigger pouch size to counteract malabsorption or maldigestion, and make sure to monitor your pup’s body shape closely.

If your dog is unable to digest fat effectively, or if they have pancreatitis or other gastrointestinal issues as well as EPI, a low-fat diet may be the best option.

Lyka's Kangaroo, Chicken and Turkey meals have low or low-moderate fat content and are made of highly digestible ingredients.

Lyka's nutrition philosophy

100% real ingredients

All our ingredients are made for human consumption. Yes, we taste-test them ourselves!

Vet-formulated

Each meal is designed by our co-founder and Integrative Veterinarian, Dr. Matthew Muir, alongside a team of Board-Certified Veterinary Nutritionists.

Australian-made & owned

Every meal is made locally, with 85-97% of ingredients sourced here in Australia.

Delivered fast & fresh

Cooked fresh and delivered snap frozen to lock in nutrition and taste without preservatives. Meals are delivered directly to your door, delivery included.

Green in name & nature

Proud to be a Certified B Corp and Australia’s only carbon and plastic-negative dog food company.

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