The diet for a pet with megaesophagus needs to be of a consistency that will easily move down through the esophagus without getting stuck. A “smoothie, moist porridge, or other soft consistency work well for many, though experimentation for your individual pet is often needed.
Some dogs do best with food shaped into meatballs. A moist food may be blended in a blender or food processor to find a texture that works well for your pet. In lieu of 2 larger meals each day, it is often recommended to feed 3-4 smaller meals. Vets recommend that food and fluids should be fed in an upright position, and your pet should remain vertical between 15-30 minutes after eating. A Bailey Chair is often used.
If your vet has recommended a diet that is lower in fats and protein and higher in carbs due to your pet’s megaesophagus, we recommend the below recipes:
Whole Grain Beef Recipe – Beef, two organic grains: 22.5% protein, 8.5% fat, 51% carbs
Whole Grain Turkey Recipe – Turkey, organic oats: 22% protein, 15% fat, 45% carbs
Grain Free Chicken Recipe – Chicken, grain free: 24% protein, 14% fat, 43% carbs
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