Vitamins are an essential group of 13 compounds that aid absorption of fats and carbohydrates that keep your dog healthy. These are not produced naturally by the body in the required amounts, so are taken in as supplements and added in the diet. As storage of vitamins within the body is inefficient, a daily intake of dietary vitamins is vital.
Unlike humans, dogs stand on their toes with their knees forward and their ankles in the air. Imagine yourself staying in this position for a whole day, and you can get even the slightest idea on how much stress your dog must put on his muscles and joints everyday. It’s not surprising, then, that they can hurt their muscles every now and then.
Digestive diseases are common among dogs, and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI, is among them. Essentially, EPI develops when a dog can’t produce the enzymes required to sufficiently break down food in the stomach. These enzymes include amylase, trypsin and lipase, and they are made in the “acinar” cells of the pancreas.