Nutrition & Health

Pancreatic Insufficency Syndrome or Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficency

May 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a difficult disease for an owner to spot until it has hit the later stages. It can be genetic or it can be a secondary result of a disease such as chronic pancreatitis. There is a lot of speculation and research going on about the subject. It is not the death sentence. Your dog can live a happy active life if properly treated.

 If you suspect your dog may have this issue, please go to a vet and have it tested. Here are some common signs:

  • Gradual wasting away despite a voracious appetite
  • Eliminating much more frequently, sometimes every hour or two
  • Stools are greasy voluminous yellowish cow-plops, but sometimes grayish
  • Eating their own stools, or other inappropriate substances
  • Increased rumbling sounds from the abdomen
  • Increased passing amounts of flatulence
  • Some dogs do not show any typical signs
  • Some experience intermittent watery diarrhea or vomiting
  • We have summarized this information from the following website and invite you to visit there for more information. We have also had very good luck with

    If you suspect your dog may have this condition, please, please, please take it to a vet for testing.

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