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Pancrezyme Powder For Dogs and Cats

Pancrezyme powder is a digestive aid that helps supplement dogs and cats who cannot digest carbohydrates, proteins, and fats due to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

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Pancrezyme powder is a digestive aid that helps supplement dogs and cats who cannot digest carbohydrates, proteins, and fats due to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

What is Pancrezyme powder? Pancrezyme is a powder that contains whole raw porcine (pig) pancreas. This helps supplement dogs/cats that lack the appropriate enzymes necessary for digestion due to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

Pancrezyme powder is formulated for: dogs and cats.

What are the benefits of Pancrezyme powder? Pancrezyme is a convenient way to supply pancreatic enzymes to animals that are not producing them. This product helps digest protein, carbohydrates, and fats. The powder formulation can be sprinkled on food making it easy to administer pancreatic enzymes to your pet.

How does Pancrezyme powder work? Pancrezyme powder replaces the enzymes that are normally produced by the pancreas. These enzymes are important for the proper digestion and absorption of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Dogs and cats with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency typically lack these enzymes so they need to be supplemented in order for digestion to occur normally.

How is Pancrezyme powder administered? Pancrezyme is given orally (by mouth). Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Pancrezyme is given with food. The powder should be mixed with your pet’s food and a little water if your pet eats dry food. Let the mixture stand for 15-20 minutes before offering it to your pet. Small, more frequent meals are recommended. In most cases, this medication needs to be administered indefinitely in order to control your pet’s problem.

What results can I expect? Your pet’s digestion should improve rapidly. Weight gain and improvement in stools and hair coat may take some time so be patient. If Pancrezyme is discontinued, symptoms will likely reoccur.

What Form(s) does Pancrezyme powder come in? Powder comes in 8 oz and 12 oz sizes. Tablets are also available.

Common Brand Name: Pancrezyme (Virbac)

Generic Name: Pancreatic enzymes, pancrelipase (Common Drug Name)

Uses: Pancrezyme powder is used to supplement dogs and cats suffering from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency with the necessary enzymes to properly digest and absorb proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Pets suffering from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) cannot produce these enzymes on their own.

Dose and Administration: Exact dosing and frequency of administration will be determined by your veterinarian based on your pet’s weight and the severity of his/her problems. Pancrezyme powder should be given with food. Moistening your pet’s food is also helpful. The powder is mixed with the food. Let the food/powder mixture stand for 15-20 minutes before offering it to your pet. Small, frequent meals may be recommended by your veterinarian for the best results. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember but never double dose. Always follow your veterinarian’s instructions. Pancrezyme needs to be given indefinitely for your pet’s lifetime. Discontinuing this medication can cause your dog or cat’s problems to reoccur.

Possible Side Effects: Pancrezyme is usually safe. Diarrhea, cramping, or vomiting can occur especially at high doses. Your pet’s mouth may be irritated if the powder is not mixed well with moistened food and allowed to stand. Signs of an allergic reaction include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If your pet displays any unusual symptoms while taking Pancrezyme powder, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Precautions: Pancrezyme powder should not be used in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to pork products. Pet owners should try not to inhale the powder because it can irritate his/her mouth.



Dose and Administration: Exact dosing and frequency of administration will be determined by your veterinarian based on your pet’s weight and the severity of his/her problems. Pancrezyme powder should be given with food. Moistening your pet’s food is also helpful. The powder is mixed with the food. Let the food/powder mixture stand for 15-20 minutes before offering it to your pet. Small, frequent meals may be recommended by your veterinarian for the best results. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember but never double dose. Always follow your veterinarian’s instructions. Pancrezyme needs to be given indefinitely for your pet’s lifetime. Discontinuing this medication can cause your dog or cat’s problems to reoccur.

Possible Side Effects: Pancrezyme is usually safe. Diarrhea, cramping, or vomiting can occur especially at high doses. Your pet’s mouth may be irritated if the powder is not mixed well with moistened food and allowed to stand. Signs of an allergic reaction include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If your pet displays any unusual symptoms while taking Pancrezyme powder, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Precautions: Pancrezyme powder should not be used in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to pork products. Pet owners should try not to inhale the powder because it can irritate his/her mouth.

Drug and Food Interactions: Tell your veterinarian about any vitamins, supplements, or medications your pet is taking before starting Pancrezyme powder because some interactions may occur. Antacids such as Maalox, H2 blockers such as cimetidine and famotidine, and proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec may interfere with Pancrezyme so check with your veterinarian regarding the risks and benefits of taking these medications with Pancrezyme powder.

Storage: Store Pancrezyme powder at room temperature away from light. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Pancrezyme powder.

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5.0

dog so much better, eating great

By Icabod

from Boston,ma

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • No Side Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Care

    Comments about Pancrezyme Powder For Dogs and Cats:

    awesome

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    4.0

    The Jury's still out.

    By Buddha's mom

    from Roseville, Ca

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Care

    Comments about Pancrezyme Powder For Dogs and Cats:

    My dog was diagnosed with pancreatic enzyme deficiency in December finally after losing 12 pounds. He had constant diarreah for 3 months. We tried the enzyme pills first for 2 weeks to no avail so had to switch to this. Although his weight is back up and he definitely looks much healthier, the diarreah has not stopped completely. I'd say 1 in five poops is normal. It may take some fiddling with dosage to get this right. All and all, without this product, my dog would probably be on his death bed as his weight would have continued to drop, but at over[$]a month for a partial cure, I'm not thrilled.

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