Digestive Enzymes for Dogs and Cats
Viokase-V is a pancreatic enzyme supplement that helps the body digest and absorb proteins, fats, and carbohydrates from food. In pancreatic insufficiency, the enzymes necessary for proper digestion are not produced in sufficient quantities to maintain weight and health. Viokase-V supplements these enzymes to ensure proper nutrition, weight, and health in your cat or dog.
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Viokase-V is a replacement supplement intended to
aid digestion of carbohydrates, fat, and protein in cases of exocrine
pancreatic insufficiency. Regular use of the supplement eliminates symptoms
of pancreatic insufficiency, including weight loss, diarrhea, flatulence,
vomiting, lethargy, and other symptoms, and improves quality of life
in dogs and cats.
Benefits of Viokase-V:
- From whole pancreas; not an extract
- FDA-approved for use in cats and dogs
- Improves symptoms associated with maldigestion
- Improves and prolongs life in pets
- Works quickly to add weight, improve health, and
- Not usually associated with side effects
Use as directed and at the dose prescribed by your
Read package inserts and precautionary statements
carefully before use.
For use in cats and dogs only. Do not give to other
animals. Do not allow children to handle or give Viokase-V.
- Administer the tablets before each meal. Alternatively,
add the powder to moistened dry or canned dog food and mix thoroughly
to ensure the powder comes into contact with the food.
- Allow the powder and food mixture to sit for 20 minutes
to enhance digestion.
- Give dogs 2 to 3 tablets or 3/4 to 1 teaspoonful
of powder with each meal, preferably at least three times per day.
- Give cats 1/2 to 1 tablet or 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoonful
of powder with each meal.
- Adjust the dosage as necessary based on the normality
of the feces and the presence of symptoms.
Frequency of Use:
Viokase-V should be given at least three times per
day for maximum benefit. In most cases, treatment will need to continue
for the life of your pet.
Store Viokase-V at room temperature, below 77 degrees
F, and in a tightly closed container. Keep away from animals and children.
It is a violation of Federal
Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
- Treats exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
- Available in powder and tablet form
- Approved by the FDA for both cats and dogs
Viokase-V is activated whole raw porcine pancreas
for use as replacement therapy in cases of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
Based on in vitro evidence, each tablet contains enough pancreatic enzymes
to digest 57 g protein, 33 g fat, and 64 g starch, and each teaspoonful
of powder contains enough to digest 388 g protein, 260 g fat, and 460
Viokase-V is available as a powder in 4 oz, 8 oz,
and 12-oz containers. The supplement is also available as a 425 mg tablet
in 500-count bottles.
Viokase-V Tablet Ingredients (per
tablet): Lipase 9,000 USP units, Protease
57,000 USP units, Amylase 64,000 USP units
Viokase-V Powder Ingredients (per
1 tsp or 2.8 gm): Lipase 71,400 USP units, Protease
388,000 USP units, Amylase 460,000 USP units
Keep this product out of reach of children and animals.
Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
Viokase-V is intended for use in cats and dogs only.
Do not give to other animals or to humans.
CAUTION: Consult your veterinarian if
your animal's symptoms worsen or fail to improve during treatment with
Do not use in animals with a known sensitivity to
any ingredient in this product.
Although this supplement is not usually associated
with side effects, report any change in your pet's health or behavior
to your veterinarian.
Tell your veterinarian about any drugs or supplements
your pet is taking before beginning therapy with Viokase-V.
Warranty and Manufacturer Information:
Fort Dodge Animal Health, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
Rev. May 1996
NAC No.: 10032581