How to handle and prepare different types of enzymes
• Powder: (preferred) General recommendation: mix 1 level tsp of powdered enzymes per 1 cup of kibble
(or ¾ tsp for canned food). Add ¼ cup or few tblsp of something wet & lukewarm (water, broth, yogurt,
applesauce, baby food, etc) to better spread the enzymes in the food and let sit for 20/+ minutes to help
avoid possible mouth sores. Cost saving generic powder enzymes: http://www.enzymediane.com/ .
• Tablets: Always CRUSH the tablets and treat as powder. What seems to work for most people when using
tablets is use 1 tablet per 1 cup of food + 1 more tablet. i.e. 2 cups of food = 3 tablets (dose adjustment
may be needed) , add lukewarm liquid or something wet to better spread the enzymes in the food and let sit
for 20/+ minutes to help avoid possible mouth sores.
• CREON /Enteric coated capsules: Either break open and sprinkle on food and serve immediately OR give
capsule(s) whole at or just prior to feeding. DO NOT let this sit on the food, as this may cause mouth sores.
Start with CREON 10…. Watch poo for a few days/a week. If poo still sloppy looking, increase dose to
two CREON 10. Some dogs even need CREON 25. Each dog’s dose requirement is different. Finding the
right dose is by trial and error.
• Granules: Depending on the product, some may need to be served like the powder and other products need
to be served like enteric coated capsules. Follow instructions per mfg.
• Raw pancreas: Bovine or lamb is recommended. Use one to four ounces of raw pancreas in lieu of 1
teaspoon of powdered pancreatin. Finely chop/mince the raw pancreas and include in meals. Raw pancreas
may be frozen in cubes for future use and thawed naturally. Never heat on stove or microwave. Freezer
shelf life is 3 months.
If you are in the UK, please read “Managing EPI in the UK”
If you are in Australia, please read “EPI Management for Australian Dogs”
If you have enteric coated capsules, like Creon, see the “EPI Management for Australian”
*** Vinegar HARMS enzymes ***