Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is the inability to produce sufficient pancreatic enzymes to digest fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. It’s not the same as pancreatitis. Whilst it is commonly seen in German Shepherds, any breed can be affected.
The difficulty in digestion caused by EPI can lead to the poor absorption of nutrients which may cause weight loss despite a normal appetite. It can also mean that poos contain lots of fat because it’s not been absorbed. Whilst there is no cure for this illness, it can be manageable with daily pancreatic supplements from your vet and a high-quality diet.
Our meals are easy to digest, made from freshly prepared ingredients and complete and balanced. Low fat diets may help manage the disorder and we can tailor your plan so that you only receive our low-fat meals (chicken, turkey, fish). Remember to check with your vet to understand which meals are best suited to your dog’s needs.