Extruded complete dietetic food for adult dogs indicated for the nutritional treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) and chronic pancreatic insufficiency. Highly digestible food, with highly digestible ingredients and adequate Kcal
- 2 – 10 kg format
- Highly digestible ingredients
- Low in fat and easy digestibility of fat
- Rich in fatty acids
- Adequate kcal
- Probiotics to combat dysbiosis
Dehydrated fish, whole Rice, Pea’s protein, Salmon oil, Potato starch, refined Chicken oil, brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), hydrolyzed Pork liver, Pea starch, powdered whole Egg, marine zooplankton meal (Krill, source of fatty acids Omega 3), vegetables (Sweet Potato, Peas, green Beans, Carrots, Artichoke), hydrolyzed collagen, FAEC Complete (Yucca schidigera extract, yeast products (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as a source of MOS and nucleotides), glucosamine 500mg/Kg, chondroitin sulphate 500 mg/kg, methylsulfonylmethane 250 ml/Kg, Chicory root , Salvia officinalis, Minthostachys verticillata, Cynara scolymus, Silybum marianum), FAEC Digestive (yeast products (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, source of MOS and nucleotides), Chicory root (inulin source), Salvia rosmarinus, Melissa officinalis, Taraxacum officinale, Salvia officinalis, Minthostachys verticillata, Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cynara scolymus, Silybum marianum), brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Carob meal (Ceratonia siliqua), chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane, Harpagophytum procumbens, Punica granatum, FAEC Probio (Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus plantarum).
Protein 25%, crude Fat 11%, crude Ash 6.5%, crude Fibre 2.7%, Moisture 10%, Calcium 1.1%, Phosphorus 0.8%. ME 3570 kcal/kg.
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Among the most common pathologies affecting the dog’s pancreas, we can distinguish 2 predominant ones: pancreatitis, as inflammation of the pancreas, and the loss of functional mass, IPE or exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
IPE in dogs is a much more widespread pathology than we think. It is the inability of the pancreas to secrete an adequate amount of enzymes due to loss of functional mass, making normal digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates difficult or impossible.
Due to its nature, it can lead to a state of malnutrition and makes good nutrient digestibility and adequate levels of nutrients necessary. Relating this, we observe that the main symptoms of a dog affected by IPE is an increase in stool volume and frequency (usually soft, steatorrhoea); an increase in appetite but with loss of weight and muscle mass, as well as a dull coat, among many other very disparate symptoms. This could lead to behavioural changes, vomiting, dermatological problems…
It is common to consider that the appropriate diet for the treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency should contain a high digestibility of nutrients and an adapted level of fat, this is due to the difficulty of lipids to be assimilated, as well as a lower level of fibre than a common recipe.
Regarding the use of probiotics in the diet of pancreatic patients, either pancreatitis, especially acute pancreatitis or PEI, previous studies suggest improvements in the quality of life of the animal, but still require further research. As an effect, Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency leads to intestinal dysbiosis and antibiotic treatment is another agent that can affect gastrointestinal health, so the use of probiotics is recommended.
As a potentially life-threatening disease, we advise good professional guidance from your veterinarian with, probably, supplementation with pancreatic enzymes and, in some cases, cobalamin.