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Diagnosis of EPI

Unfortunately, many veterinarians are only marginally familiar with this disease. Many pet guardians report months of frustrating negative test results that rule out all the common and not-so-common causes of diarrhea. Some are fortunate enough to stumble upon relevant information online that they can share with their vets. Others can do no more than watch their beloved dogs waste away to the brink of death.

The definitive test, called cTLI (c for canine), is a simple blood test. If you have any reason to believe your dog might have EPI, insist on this test! Other tests, done on stool samples, exist but are not as accurate or conclusive.