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Replacement Pancreatic Enzymes for Dogs & Cats

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What is PancrePlus?

PancrePlus is a line of prescription medications that is used to treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI or maldigestion syndrome), which is a condition where your pet's body can't produce enough pancreatic enzymes to properly digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

The pancreas is responsible for the production of digestive enzymes that are secreted into your pet's small intestine. In pets with EPI, the pancreas produces inadequate amounts of these enzymes. Without the proper levels, your cat or dog can't break down and absorb the nutrients from their food. PancrePlus Tablets and Powder contain lipase, protease, amylase, and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and E. Giving the tablets or the powder to your pet will allow you to replace the digestive enzymes your pet isn't producing on their own.

PancrePlus is an enzyme concentrate of porcine origin.

Benefits

  • Part of replacement therapy for cats and dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)
  • Helps with the digestion of basic nutrients to promote health
  • Contains amylase, lipase, and protease, three pancreatic digestive enzymes
  • Fortified with vitamins A, D3, and E for better nutrition and deficiency prevention
  • Available as tablets or powder (which can be added to wet food or moistened dry food)
  • Given prior to each meal for all-day benefits

How Does PancrePlus Work?

Give your pet PancrePlus Tablets or Powder right before each meal. The medication helps replace the pancreatic enzymes needed to digest and absorb nutrients.

Brand Name

PancrePlus

Generic Name

Pancreatic enzymes (lipase, protease, amylase)

Manufacturer

VetOne

Availability

PancrePlus Powder is available in 4, 8 and 12 oz. quantities. PancrePlus Tablets are available in 100 and 500 count bottles.

Comparable Trade Names & Generics

Common Misspellings

Pacreplus, Pancre plue, Prancre Plus, Prancreplus, Pacre Plus, PnacrePlus

Warranty and Manufacturer Information

VetOne

Distributed by MWI Veterinary Supply, 3041 W. Pasadena Dr., Boise, ID 83705

Website: www.vetone.net

PancrePlus Tablets NAC No.: 1315053.2

PancrePlus Powder NAC No.: 1315052.2

The above is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition. This information does not cover all possible variables, conditions, reactions, or risks relating to any topic, medication, or product and should not be considered complete. Certain products or medications may have risks and you should always consult your local veterinarian concerning the treatment of your pet. Any trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

How to Use PancrePlus

Directions

PancrePlus Powder and Tablets are given before each meal. Talk to your veterinarian to estimate the dose according to the severity of your pet's condition and their current body weight. The powder can be added to moistened dry food or your pet's canned food. Make sure to mix the powder in thoroughly to bring the enzymes into close contact with the food. Once mixed, let stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before feeding it to your pet.

Average Dose/Meal

Species Powder Tablets
Dog 3/4 to 1 teaspoon (2.8g/tsp) 2 to 3 tablets
Cat 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon 1/2 to 1 tablet

The above are average doses. Be sure to talk to your veterinarian about specific dosing instructions for your individual cat or dog.

Side Effects

PancrePlus is derived from porcine sources, so talk to your veterinarian before using this product if your pet has a pork allergy. High doses may cause diarrhea, cramping, or vomiting. If you see any of these reactions, contact your veterinarian immediately. PancrePlus Powder may cause mouth irritation if it is not mixed well with moistened food and allowed to stand.

Signs that your cat or dog may be experiencing an allergic reaction to PancrePlus include: facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden diarrhea or vomiting, shock, seizures, cold limbs, pale gums, or coma. If you see any of these signs, seek immediate veterinary care.

Cautions

PancrePlus is indicated for cats and dogs only. Do not give to other animals. Consult your veterinarian before giving your pet pancreatic enzymes if they are on other medications, including supplements or vitamins, antacids, cimetidine or other medications used to decrease stomach acid because interactions may occur. Antacids in particular may decrease the effectiveness of pancreatic enzymes.

Storage

Keep the containers tightly closed and store in a dry environment at temperatures less than 95°F. Keep out of reach of children and animals. Do not let children handle this product.

Frequently Asked Questions about PancrePlus

What is PancrePlus and how does it work?

PancrePlus is a prescription medication that is designed to help dogs and cats who suffer from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), or maldigestion syndrome.This means that your pet's pancreas doesn't produce enough digestive enzymes (amylase, protease, lipase, etc.) to allow your pet to properly digest and absorb nutrients from their food. PancrePlus is used as a replacement therapy and substitutes the enzymes normally produced by the pancreas.

This product is available as in powder or tablet forms.

Who is PancrePlus for?

PancrePlus is for dogs and cats.

Does this product require a prescription?

Yes. Both the powder and tablets require a prescription.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering PancrePlus?

You should talk to your vet about what outcome they expect for your pet and if there are any additional treatment options available for your pet's condition. You should also ask if there will be any additional tests required while your pet is on this medication.

Also let them know if your pet is currently on any other medications including supplements or vitamins, antacids, cimetidine or other medications used to decrease stomach acid because interactions may occur. Antacids in particular may decrease the effectiveness of pancreatic enzymes.

What results can I expect if I give my pet PancrePlus?

Usually, your pet's digestion should improve quickly, however it may take some time for the other signs of EPI--weight, stool quality, haircoat, etc.--to return to normal. In most cases, pancreatic enzymes need to be given for life.

What are the possible side effects?

High doses may cause diarrhea, cramping, or vomiting. If you see any of these reactions, contact your veterinarian immediately. PancrePlus Powder may cause mouth irritation if it is not mixed well with moistened food and allowed to stand.

Signs that your cat or dog may be experiencing an allergic reaction to PancrePlus include: facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden diarrhea or vomiting, shock, seizures, cold limbs, pale gums, or coma. If you see any of these signs, seek immediate veterinary care.

Animals with pork allergies should not use PancrePlus.

What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?

An overdose of PancrePlus may cause temporary diarrhea, cramping, or vomiting in your pet. If you know of or suspect your pet has had an overdose, or if you observe any unusual signs or symptoms like those listed in the question above, contact your veterinarian immediately.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, give it to your dog as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your pet's next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to their regular schedule. Do not double up and give two doses at once.

What kind of pet medications will interact with this one?

Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet PancrePlus if they are currently on any other medications including supplements or vitamins, antacids, cimetidine or other medications used to decrease stomach acid because interactions may occur. Antacids in particular may decrease the effectiveness of pancreatic enzymes.

Is there a generic alternative available?

There are a number of similar products. You should compare the quantities of each digestive enzyme to make sure your pet will be getting the same amount and whether or not the products includes the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and E or not.

The brands of pancreatic enyzmes VetDepot carries include: PancrePlus, PancreVed, PancreaPowder Plus, PancreaTabs Plus, Pancrezyme, Epizyme, Bio Case V, and Viokase-V.

What forms does this medication come in?

PancrePlus Powder is available in 4, 8, and 12 oz. bottles. The tablets are available in 100 and 500 count bottles.

What if another pet in the household eats the food that has PancrePlus mixed in?

You don't want to give a medication intended for one pet to another who doesn't need it. Separating your pets at feeding time should make sure this does not happen. Observe the pet that consumed the unneeded treated food and contact your veterinarian.

My dog gets bad breath after eating food mixed with PancrePlus. What should I do?

While bad breath is not one of the possible side effects listed by the manufacturer, there are a variety of products available that will help your pet's breath. Some of these include: Pleasant Breath Plus Tablets, Yip Yap Breath Treats, Oratene Breath Freshener, or BreathaLyser Plus. However, you should talk to your vet first before giving your pet any new treats or supplements when they are on medication.

My pet's mouth bleeds or gets sores when I put PancrePlus Powder on their food.

PancrePlus Powder can be mixed in with moistened dry food or added your pet's canned food. Once mixed, it needs to stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before you give it to your pet. If your pet eats the food before those 15-20 minutes are up, the PancrePlus Powder can cause irritation, sores, or bleeding in their mouth. If the irritation persists or other unusual signs develop, contact your veterinarian.

How far in advance do I need to give the tablets before I feed my pet?

You can administer PancrePlus Tablets at the same time as you feed your pet.

I bake my own dog treats in the oven. Can I add the powder to them before they're cooked? Will it alter the medication?

Baking the powder in the oven will destroy the medication. The manufacturer states that the medication should not be exposed to temperatures over 95°F.

Learn more about PancrePlus for Dogs & Cats

Visit these additional resources to learn more about exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) and how pancreatic enzymes like PancrePlus can help your dog or cat.



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