Lypex Pancreatic Enzyme Capsules for Dogs

Lypex Pancreatic Enzyme Capsules for Dogs Lypex Pancreatic Enzyme Capsules for Dogs Lypex Pancreatic Enzyme Capsules for Dogs
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Lypex Pancreatic Enzyme Capsules are a top quality, veterinary grade, pancreatic supplement that have been specially developed for the control, management and support of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, irritable bowel syndrome, brush border enzyme deficiencies and bile salt deficiencies. Through quality nutrition, the effects of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency can be mitigated and managed. The enzyme ingredients in Lypex granules have a special enteric coating, which protects them from stomach acid when swallowed. More of the active enzyme reaches the intestine where it can be effective. This has been clinically proven to produce better weight gain in dogs with pancreatic insufficiency than using a powdered, non-coated form of the enzyme. Capsules should be opened and the contents sprinkled onto the food.


Pancreatin, Gelatin.

Analytical constituents (%w/w)

  • Crude Ash - 10.8
  • Crude Fibre - 0.2
  • Crude Oil - 0.2
  • Crude Protein - 72.0

Additives (pr kg)

Mixture of flavouring compounds - 156,000mg

Feeding instructions

Capsules are opened and the contents added to food. DO NOT ADMINISTER WHOLE!

For cats and dogs under 10kg, 1 capsule per day.

For dogs over 10kg, 2 capsules per day.

The total daily amount should be divided equally between feeds. It should be sprinkled and mixed in with the food.

Pancreatic enzyme levels

Each Lypex capsule contains minimum levels of pancreatic enzymes:

  • Lipase 30,000 - Ph. Eur. U
  • Amylase 18,750 - Ph. Eur. U
  • Protease 1200 - Ph. Eur. U


An aid for Malassimilation Syndrome in Dogs

Malassimilation syndromes in dogs and cats are well recognised by the veterinary profession; exocrine pancreatic insufficiency , irritable bowel syndrome, brush border enzyme deficiencies and bile salt deficiencies. These disturbances of pancreas or intestine wal function result in a decrease in digestive and absorptive abilities.

Treatment of Pancreas Insufficiency or Malassimilation syndromes

Diagnosis of the primary cause of malassimilation and appropriate treatment is essential in all cases.

Studies show for example that the occurrence of pancreas insufficiency correlates with the level of functional impairment of the pancreas. Importantly, clinical signs of insufficiency appear only below a residual functional tissue of about 10-20%.

In the case of pancreatic insufficiency enzyme supplementation is generally the only course of action. Unfortunately in the majority of the cases this alone is not sufficient, as animals require long-term therapy to manage the condition for the rest of their lives. This will require feeding a highly digestible carbohydrate meal with low fat, high protein content.

This combination ensures improved digestion and absorption of food, directly improving the overall health and body weight of the individual. Occasionally other supportive therapy is required (for instance insulin in diabetics or steroids in inflammatory bowel diseases).

Why is Lypex different to other pancreatic supplements?

Most pancreatic preparations come in a powder form and these enzymes are not protected from acid digestion. This result in two-thirds of ingested pancreatic enzymes being destroyed in the stomach before they reach the small intestine.

To compensate for this destruction pancreatic enzymes powders are therefore fed in very high quantities and concentrations.

This can have various side effects such as:

1) Causing erosion of the mucus membranes of the oesophagus and mouth.

2) Causing irritation to the skin of the owner and animal.

Lypex is a unique veterinary pancreatic enzyme supplement using technology developed in the human field. The purified and concentrated pancreatic enzymes are made into micro-pellets and each pallet is enteric-coated. This gives 100% protection to the enzymes from the damaging degradative acids present in the stomach.

Within then minutes of the pallets passing the stomach to alkaline environment of the small intestine the protective enteric coating dissolves and releases the protected enzymes to maximise digestion.

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Reviews (67)

Summary of Reviews for Lypex Pancreatic Enzyme Capsules for Dogs

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
66 out of 67 (99%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (56 reviews)
4 stars (10 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Perfect
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By on 13 April 2021

I have been using this product for my German shepherd dog for years. Really easy to administer and has made him have a more comfortable eating experience.

Customer recommends this product

55 Lypex enzym capsules
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By on 22 November 2020

Good product and does the job. Quite exspensive when you have 2 x 50kg plus dogs needing it.

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45 For my doggy with pancreatitis
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By on 19 November 2020

It's a great help for my doggy who amongst other ailments has bouts of pancreatitis, really easy to use but you mix with food so need to catch it before they stop eating as they do with pancreatitis, my doggy also has diabetes and degenerative mylopothy so really important that I keep on top of his pancreatitis! but lypex really does seem to help

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45 For my doggy with pancreatitis
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By on 19 November 2020

It's a great help for my doggy who amongst other ailments has bouts of pancreatitis, really easy to use but you mix with food so need to catch it before they stop eating as they do with pancreatitis, my doggy also has diabetes and degenerative mylopothy so really important that I keep on top of his pancreatitis! but lypex really does seem to help

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55 dog meds
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By on 9 October 2020


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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Lypex Pancreatic Enzyme Capsules for Dogs, including answers from our team.

8 May 2021 at 7:44pm

How long can Lypex last on food


  • VioVet customer since 2020
  • From: East Sussex, United Kingdom

Hi, I’m hoping to create a paste from my dogs kibble (by mushing it with water) and using this on walks in a squeezable tube as a treat however if I add Lypex to this how long will the Lypex last on it?

  • VioVet Staff

Lypex contains enzymes that are normally secreted by the pancreas, in dogs that have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency they must be supplemented. These enzymes break down food, so as soon as they are applied to food they will start breaking it down. This will mean the food can be digested but it also will grow mould and bacteria quicker. I do not advise applying the the supplement onto food that you do not intend to use within the next few hours as it could quickly go off in this way.

20 March 2021 at 3:24pm

My Bichon/Maltese of 4yrs old is on Lypex.Is there a special diet she should have because of this?


I am concerned that she is not getting appropriate dietary support!

  • VioVet Staff

Lypex is used for the treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. If your dog is being treated for this then I strongly advise discussing any treatment plans, including the diet, with your vet. However if pancreatic enzymes are supplemented then most foods are suitable for a dog with EPI.

20 January 2021 at 9:20pm

Can we increase Lypex dose to enable weight gain?


Our dog was diagnosed with EPI and IBD four months ago having suffered severe diarrhea and dropped from 21 to 16 kilos in weight. Since we have been adding Lypex to her diet (one capsule twice a day) the diarrhea has stopped but her weight has not increased beyond 19 kilos and she is very thin and boney for her build. She also seems constantly hungry. Can we give her an additional meal to which we add another capsule to help her gain weight? Is 3 capsules a day too much?

  • VioVet Staff

Lypex contains pancreatic enzymes that supplement any that are deficient in your dog. Increasing the dose should not increase weight gain, unless the correct dose hasn't been established. The faeces should be a normal consistency and this is a good indicator that the correct dose is being used.
It may be benefecial to change the diet or add more into the diet in order to help weight gain. If your dog is hungry then you can increase the amount of food you give. However I recommend discussing this with your vet as dogs with EPI and IBD can be very sensitive to dietary changes.

28 November 2020 at 4:01pm

Can they have too muxh


  • VioVet customer since 2020
  • From: East Sussex, United Kingdom

My dog has been on Lypex for 2 weeks, and was doing great, but has just started going back to having diarrhea. Can he be having too much Lypex already or not enough he is approx 7kg was 9kg when at his best.

  • VioVet Staff

You can give too much of any supplement/medication but diarrhoea is an unlikely side effect of this. Diarrhoea is much more likely caused by another condition or not enough of the Lypex. At 7kg to 9kg your dog should be having 1 capsule per day. This capsule should be opened divided into ALL the feeds your dog has. If the Lypex isn't present in a food that is eaten then a dog with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency won't have the enzymes to break it down and so may have diarrhoea.
If you need any further advice please contact us on [email protected].

16 August 2020 at 5:05am

Lypex feeding time

emily k m ku

Should Lypex be mixed in food and feed immediately or should let it sit for 15 minutes before feeding?

  • VioVet Staff

The product can be mixed into the food and fed immediately or left for a short time, either is fine depending on what your dog prefers. If Lypex is left in the food then it may start digesting the food, as this is the role of the enzymes it contains. Due to this the food may become less palatable and more likely to go off the longer it is left with Lypex within. I would recommend mixing and giving immediately where possible.

3 July 2020 at 7:00pm

Half life of meds

Julia chamberlain

My dog has epi and lypex is amazing!! But, sometimes doesn’t eat all her food at once so I put it back in refrigerator. Do I need to add more lypex to the second half after refrigeration. A) will the cold degrade the enzymes ?
B) will they start working when exposed to food or only when they’re in contact with stomach acid?

  • VioVet Staff

Once the capsules contents are opened onto the food, they will start working immediately. If food is left uneaten then you will notice it becomes partially digested by the enzymes over time and may be less palatable. It is therefore best to feed only the amount your pet will eat at each meal time and not store for later use.

The cold is unlikely to degrade the enzymes so you should not need to add anymore, but it will go off quicker and it's safety cannot be guaranteed because of this. I would reusing previous food after the enzymes have been applied as much as possible.

13 August 2019 at 9:44pm

Chronic pancreatitis

Caroline Webb

  • VioVet customer since 2011
  • From: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Does this product help with chronic pancreatitis?

  • VioVet Staff

No, unless the dog has a digestive enzyme deficiency this supplement is not helpful for pancreatitis.

7 September 2017 at 4:51am

How many times a day for 1 capsule


  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: , Taiwan

Hi, my dog has recently been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. He's about 6.8kg. The instruction of Lypex says to give 1 capsule a day for dogs under 10kg. I wonder if I should divide the 1 capsule into two meals or just use 1 capsule for one of the meals a day. He eats 2 meals a day. Many thanks.

  • VioVet Staff

It is best to divide the total daily amount between his meals. So half a capsule on the morning meal and half in the evening.

26 May 2016 at 1:46pm


Tammy Smith

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Staffordshire, United Kingdom

My dog is currently on these tablets. Would I need a prescription to order them from yourselves?

  • VioVet Staff

Fortunately these are classed legally as a food supplement and they are not controlled by prescription. They are freely available to buy off the website, but obviously you should follow your vet's advice regarding appropriate treatment and dietary advice for your dog.

2 May 2016 at 8:58am

Size of capsules

Gill Devney

  • VioVet customer since 2012
  • From: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Pls could u advise if all capsules come in 0.6 size.

Thank you.

Gill Devney

  • VioVet Staff

There is only one size of Lypex capsule manufactured. All capsules are the same size and have the same amount of active ingredients.

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