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I have a mini schnauzer, his breed is unfortunately predisposed to pancreatitis. It's also a fairly common issue for any dog breed. This has led me to dig a bit into pancreas issues for dogs.

Thought this was an interesting article, the theory is that dogs are suited to eat protein and fat. It's grains and processed foods that causes the elevation of fat in the blood.

the more carbohydrates you consume, the less fat is consumed by the mitochondria and the net result is an elevation of blood fat.
Here's another, it explains a similar analysis.
 
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