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Old 04-13-2018, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

Our dog had EPI long before he got diabetes and the symptoms are very different. With EPI they are voraciously hungry, lose weight very very fast despite eating all they can, and their poops are sloppy, light-coloured and stinky (apologies for TMI but it’s a very diagnostic thing for EPI)!
Adding enzymes to their food magically transforms all those symptoms and we did not find it hard to cope with once we realised what it was. I did think it made the diabetes a bit harder to manage because I thought that the artificial enzymes made Eddie digest his food rather too fast but that’s just my theory.
If you are seeing those symptoms you can always try some enzymes and see if they help. We did it that way as Eddie tested inconclusive for the specific EPI test so we thought we’d just try them anyway and they were a complete solution.
Eddie - Lab x golden retriever. Weighed 63lbs. Ate Canagan. Diagnosed October 2012. 13units of Caninsulin twice a day. Had EPI as well as diabetes. Died 20 June 2017. Loved forever.
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