About Pancreatitis: Canine Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that can occur in two very different forms: acute pancreatitis which occurs suddenly, and chronic pancreatitis which is characterized by recurring or persistent form of pancreatic inflammation. It is more common in overweight dogs, and in specific breeds, such as Miniature Schnauzers, Miniature Poodles, Cocker Spaniels and Siamese cats. In dogs it is often happens after consumption of a high fat meal (i.e. bacon); the pancreas gets overworked in production of the enzymes to digest all the fat and becomes inflamed.
Because a bout of Pancreatits can be brought on by eating a high-fat meal, we recommended that dogs with Pancreatitis avoid Ultimate Canine, because of the Essential Fatty Acids (Flax Oil) in the supplement.