Viokase Powder is essentially a pancreatic enzyme, which assists in digestion in animals suffering from pancreatic insufficiency disorder. A pancreatic enzyme concentrate belonging to the porcine origin, Viokase-V acts as a digestive aid in replacement therapy. The drug contains standardized amylase, protease, and lipase activities as well as esterases, peptidases, nucleases, and elastase. Pancreatic insufficiency disease, also known as 'exocrine pancreatic insufficiency' or 'maldigestion syndrome’, is primarily characterized by a reduction or absence of pancreatic enzymes in the dog. Because of this disorder, the proteins, starches, and fats present in their diet cannot be broken down and assimilated through the intestinal wall. The food particles remain in the gastrointestinal tract and pass out through the feces as undigested materials. Available in 4, 8, and 12 oz. sizes.