Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency | Natural Pet Remedies Foster City
The pancreas is the organ in the body responsible for production of insulin ( sugar regulation ) and digestive enzymes (aid in the digestion of starches, fats, and proteins). If the pancreas fails to produce enough of these digestive enzymes, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency develops.
EPI may cause digestive problems, malnutrition, and/or improper absorption of nutrients into the body, which can contribute to an overgrowth of bacteria in the intestines. Symptoms may include chronic diarrhea; weight loss despite a normal or increased appetite; frequent or greater volume of stool, gas and coprophagia, a condition which causes an animal to eat its own stool.”
In these photos, Sugar is treated for EPI using acupuncture. She is also supplemented with a special low fat diet, pancreatic enzymes and Chinese herbs to support and strengthen her digestive system. Within few weeks Sugar gained weight, restored her shiny coat, her diarrhea resolved and her great puppy energy returned. Please contact me for a free consultation for natural pet remedies for your pet!