As the treatment of EPI is a costly affair and should be continued lifelong, the commitment of the owner should be elaborated at the outset.
Treatment of EPI consists of pancreatic enzyme supplementation, dietary modification, antibiotics, and vitamins.
Exogenous Pancreatic Enzyme Supplementation
Generally powdered porcine pancreatic extracts of 2 teaspoons/20kg BW/meal for dogs is more than sufficient to manage the EPI (Kim, JW et al, 2005). Scientists opined that the powdered form of pancreatic extracts is readily absorbed in the system than the raw-chopped pancreas, and the enteric coated tablets or capsules. Continue reading