Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is an unusual disease found in dogs except in certain breeds and symptoms can be life threatening. Weight loss, diarrhea, abnormal appetite, poor coat quality and flatulence are all symptoms that your dog may be suffering with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Luckily there are medications to help with dogs that cannot digest food properly due to EPI.
Viokase-V Powder is pancreatic enzymes that help improve food digestion used as a replacement therapy for dogs containing the following units: Lipase USP 8,000, Protase USP 30,000 and Amaylase USP 30,000.
Epizyme powder is activated whole raw pancreas containing standardized amylase, protease and lipase activities, all ingredients helping as a digestive aid.
http://allivet.com/p-2873-panakare-plus-tablets.aspx is a generic more affordable pancreatic enzyme concentrate of porcine origin fortified with the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E also containing Lipase USP 8,000, Protase USP 30,000 and Amaylase USP 30,000.
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency can be life threatening and incurable however with the right treatment your dog can live a long and happy life.