Testicular Cancer in Dogs
The following article was written for the Daily Record's pet section in July 2009 by freelance writer Neil McIntosh. One of our volunteers contacted the Daily Record and obtained their permission and Neil's permission to publish his article on our site. Many thanks to the Daily Record's Julie and to Neil. I’m sure everyone at German Shepherd Rescue Scotland, and visitors to our site will find the article interesting and informative.
Thanks to Heather for obtaining the permissions required to publish this article.
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
Is your dog losing weight despite eating and eating?
Does your dog have soft, runny stools (poos)?
Your dog could have Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI).
What is EPI?
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) is the inability of the acinar cells of the exocrine pancreas to produce and secrete the 3 necessary enzymes needed to digest food. In easy terms the pancreas stops producing the enzymes needed to absorb the goodness from food. The three enzymes are:-
- Amylase for digestion of carbohydrates (sugars and starches in grains, fruits & vegetables).
- Lipases for digestion of fats and oils.
- Trypsin and Proteases for digestion of proteins.