Good alternative to Viokase!
I have a 40 pound corgi who has EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency) He was to be on Viokase for the rest of his life, as it would provide the enzymes he would need to digest food. i tried this product, prozyme, after an extensive research. I found that I needed to x4 the dosage. Since it is a plant/vegtable derivitive, it seems to be safer than viokase which is essentially a pig pancreas. Orlando, my corgi, was on 1 tsp per meal of viokase. With Prozyme, i mixed 4 teaspoons and let sit for 10-20 minutes. The first two days I assume his body was just adjusting to the new enzyme. He poop was a bit runny, but by day 3, it was soft, but had a decent shape to it. Day 4, it was getting better progressively.Viokase costed me 170 dollars a month, viokase was only 50 dollars a month...That is substatial savings. I did speak with my vet, and he basically said if it works, stick with it. Just keep an eye out for regular (as in 4 days) of diarreah with and oily substance with it. That is the tell tale sign he is not digesting his food properly.If you need anyhelp, feel free to email me for more information, though i am not a vet, I can only tell you what worked and how it worked for my dog.