Dog Conditions and Diseases

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs (EPI)

EPIExocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency is a disease which causes diarrhea and/or weight loss despite normal eating habits due to a lack of digestive enzyme production by the pancreas. While most common in German Shepherds, it can effect other breeds of dogs as well and can also be found in cats.

That's the bad news.

The good news is that it's treatable and your pet can live a long healthy life.

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Von Willebrand’s Disease – What Is It?

Von Willebrand's DiseaseYou may have never heard of Von Willebrand’s Disease in dogs but it is the most common bleeding disorder in dogs. It's inherited and similar to hemophilia whereby the dog's blood is unable to clot due to a deficiency of a protein called von Willebrand factor (vWf).

There are three types; I,II, & III with the most common and least severe being Type I. It's been diagnosed in up to 50 breeds and is often not discovered until a bleeding event occurs such as surgery, a nose bleed, nail clipping, excessive bleeding during heat cycles, etc,.

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