Have you ever heard of L-glutamine? I had not until reading a book on dog nutrition and coming across a chapter about L-glutamine. It is an amino acid that can help the intestinal mucosa to recover in a pancreatic dog. Natural sources for L-glutamine are spinach, parsley, beets, beans, beef, chicken, fish, eggs and milk.
Now I understand why my vet would suggest rice, homemade chicken broth, spinach and organic chicken when our basset hounds were not eating for a period of time.