Diet Advice for EPI dog?
Hi there! I just adopted a 1 year old female GSD (Angua) with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency from a local kill shelter. Apparently her previous family cared enough to get her diagnosed but couldn't afford the maintenance, and the shelter wasn't giving her the enzymes even though they knew she needed them so she was starving in there! I have her on Victor grain-free salmon with the enzyme added to it and a fish oil supplement. After just five days she's already more active and starting to get meat on her bones (I'm giving her 7-8 cups a day over three feedings at the moment, until she gets to a health weight) and the diarrhea is gone!
Now that I have her stable I want to think longer term about the best diet and supplement regimen for her and I'd love to get perspectives from people who have experience with EPI dogs. Any advice on managing her diet/special needs would be appreciated! She's a sweet girl who doesn't seem to have any other serious health issues!