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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 http://www.epi4dogs.com/ and invite you to visit there for more information. We have also had very good luck with http://www.enzymediane.com/.

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

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