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Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency - dog health experiences

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: Naples, Maine

My 4 year old yellow lab Zoey was diagnosed with pacreatic insufficiency a couple of months ago, after months of recurring (constant?) diarrhea, that was not responding to multiple courses of antibiotics. I want to issue a huge thank you the as the information that I found here helped me give my vet additional information and she gladly ran the complete GI blood test that confirmed the diagnosis. Now that Zoey is being given pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, powder for her food, she has been symptom free and feeling much better and has gained back all of the weight, 9 lbs., that she lost. And since I have pet insurance that covers chronic conditions, my out of pocket expenses have been limited to my $100 deductible!

Note to Missy (owner of the toy poodle), if you suspect that your dog has this disease, the only way to confirm it is to have a complete GI (gastro-intestinal) blood test, which, among other things, checks pancreatic enzyme levels. Another recommendation for you - BEFORE you have the test run, purchase pet insurance - the test is expensive (I paid about $175) and the treatment (enzyme replacement therapy) is also very expensive, about $100/month for my 60 lb. dog. Doing it before you confirm diagnosis will ensure that the insurance company cannot say it was a pre-existing condition and therefore deny coverage. Good luck to you

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: Texas/USA

My toy poodle seems to have this. He gets it every few months and will NOT eat ANYTHING (not ONE bite) when it is going on. I tried to explain it to my veterinarian and she said to "just give him an over-the-counter Zantac to settle his tummy"...the problem is, HE WONT TAKE THE PILL because his stomach is so upset. I am not so sure that Zantac (normally for heartburn) is really the solution and I have been looking for a better solution on my own since he seems so uncomfortable when this is going on.

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: Loveland, Colorado USA

I have a 5yr. old min. dacshund who's stomach growls very loudly particulary after eating fatty foods, he also exibits extreem discomfort each time his stomach growls. I have found a product that is in a shaker tipe contaner called "Professional Enzam" it is sold by a company out of Nampa Idaho called Zamzows I think it is the yeast in the ingredients that is most helpful,but it has cleared this problem right up and his stools seem to be alot firmer but the pain and loud growling are 99% better.

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