Diarrhea & weight loss – EPI?

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    If your dog has diarrhea (especially frequent yellow/light-colored mushy poops) issues and is losing weight, please ask your vet to do a blood test for EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insuffiency). EPI also contributes to small intestine bacterial overgrowth. There’s an excellent site called epi4dogs with a wealth of info if you want to know more. EPI can be controlled with the right food (varies from dog to dog) and the addition of pancreatic enzymes to each meal. We recently adopted a GSD with EPI. We feed TOTW Pacific Stream and will be adding pumpkin and coconut oil in the near future.

    Some vets are not familiar with EPI. I worked for two different vets several years ago and never heard of it before we found our rescue or he found us. 🙂 EPI used to affect GSD’s and a rough-coated breed primarily, but is now showing up in many other dog breeds and cats! A tiger was even diagnosed with EPI!

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