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Donna
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After the yearly discussion here about heart worm, I got the news tonight... She's positive... :( Her heartworm test the the Dallas/Ft Worth shelter she was pulled from said negative, but my vet assures me that happens all the time...apparently if it's early stages, it doesn't show up... She's been given preventative since I got her in July.

Ive healed her outside. She's gained 30 pounds, her fur has grown back and her only scars from life on the streets are her fly bitten off ears... 

The same thing happened to me with Zoey, but she was MUCH younger when she went thru treatment... Molly is probably 6-7. I also had labs done tonight, B12 and a chem 24, so I guess we will make decisions when those come back...

Truly heartbroken tonight,

Donna

March 20, 2017 at 7:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Epi4Dogs
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Posts: 16432

Oh no Donna, i am so so sorry!!!!   I know it is a rough process for these dogs to go thru, but after watching the videos of the Great Dane that had EPI, was horribly just skin and bones, was in a shelter and had Heartworm... Dr. Jess Stanely i think was the vet's name who adopted her.... after watching her go thru the Heartworm treatment and come out of it doing so well.... i have hope that Molly will do well to with the Heartworm treatment.... especially since it is in the early stages.


But i know your heart is breaking..... so sending you tons of HUGS!!!!


--

Olesia, owned by Izzy, a 35lb SWD, Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.3, Stable 9+ yrs! Once stable, was able to reduce enzymes to only 1/2 tsp of Enzymes (use EnzymeDiane's 6x) with each meal, but after almost 4 years of stabilization... had to increase the amount of enzymes to 3/4 teaspoon with each meal. Fed various grain-free kibble+real meat, 6x pancreatin enzymes from EnzymeDiane., gave 1 tsp of coconut oil one day and 1 tsp salmon oil next day, and also give canned sardines packed without salt or canned herring for extra omega oils.... until she developed Diabetes and now cannot tolerate higher fat foods.

In Feb 2013, Izzy developed a very serious condition called IMHA which she (thankfully) beat and is now in remission. We also discovered that now, at 8+ years old, she not only has EPI, but also Diabetes, Low Thyroid and High Cholesterol.  Izzy was able to receive excellent care because of the kindness of so many here on epi4dogs and  is currently  doing extra-ordinarily well. If anyone could spend a day with Izzy, they would never guess that she has any health problems!  Because of Izzy's concurrent conditions of Diabetes and High Cholesterol we had to make changes to our daily EPI routine. We had to alter the fiber, type of fiber and the fat content her diet. She is now on an all home-made diet which she does best on and has even been able to reduce the insuline (Vetsulin:pork-based insulin) . Because of the diet change to all home-made i no longer worry about hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia- -she is much more even-keeled with a diet of sweet potato, a lean meat/fish, sometimes a free range egg, cottage cheese,  fish oil+vitamins and bone meal. We tried Novolin N a human synthetic RNA insulin.... but Izzy did not do well on it. aside from all of Izzy's health issues.... she continues to wake up every day full of joy and a great sense of humor!

I am not a vet.  All of my suggestions/recommendations are based on personal expereinces, observations, information gleaned from EPI research, and information shared with me by EPI researchers....that hopefully may help others. Please always share anything and everything recommended on this forum with your vet.

March 20, 2017 at 7:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Buttermom
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I am so sorry Donna....  you have gotten Molly strong and stable, so hopefully she will be able to fetbthru the treatments with minimal difficulties. We are here for you.....

Susan

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"I am I because my little dog knows me."   Gertrude Stein

Butterbean, Chihuahua born on 06-27-2004, diagnosed in May-June of 2010 via pancreatic biopsy. TLI score of 0.7. Feeding Natural Balance LID Potato and Duck. 1/4 cup with 1/4 tsp of enzymes, twice a day.  She gets a B12 shot every 10 days, and a Wonderlab's capsule every other day.  She gets a maintenance dose of Cosequin every other day. Butter gets 1/4tsp of coconut oil, and a 1/2tsp of Platinum Plus CJ every day. Our new regimen now includes 1mg of prednisone every day, 1/4 tablet (50 mg) of trazodone twice a day, 0.3 ml of omeprazole every day, 1/16th tsp of lactobacillus acidophilus every 3 days, and 500mg of wild salmon oil every other day. 

March 20, 2017 at 8:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jill
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Posts: 3531

Donna,  So sorry to hear Molly is positive for Heartworm.  The fact that you have made her so strong and stable on the inside like Susan said, will serve her well in the treatment.  Sending you hugs.

--

   Jill-  Washington State

Mickey 6/21/99 - 8/29/2014 

17.5 lb  jack russell, chronic pancreatitis, hyperuricosuria,high blood pressure, hypothyroid, spinal stenosis

diet of  hard boiled eggs, macaroni,  RC Hepatic, mashed potato

2 #2 Dianes enzymes 6x premeal

 2.5 mg Amlodipine, .15mg soloxine am/pm, 100mg ursodiol started for gall bladder thinning

arthritis:  6.25mg tramadol 1x/day, 12.5mg gabapentin every 12 hrs,  Assisi soft loop used on back and elbow, 1- 540meq potassium citrate nightly

Denamarin once a day, 1/16 t tylan (150mg)  2x/day ,  Senilife started 12/14/13, Trixsyn sirup for arthritis, .1mg Adequan weekly by shot. 75mg Tylan 2x./day for SIBO

Optimmune for Dry eyes

 Kiya is Mickeys sister, 3/4 aussie, 1/4 blue heeler born 9/2006.  She thinks she is a 44 lb jack russell who tries to heel Mickey!!

TJ is the newest addition.  He is in the bottom picture with Kiya.  He was born 7/05/2015. 

I am not a vet, just a pet owner sharing what experiences I have had in helping my dogs with other pet owners.  If you have an emergency please call your vet.




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March 20, 2017 at 9:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Donna
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Posts: 691

Thank you everyone...

She also testested positive for Anoplastis (spelling) and is on 30 days of Doxy... Will let you know labs tomorrow.

Still trying to process...

Donna

March 20, 2017 at 9:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Doc's Mom
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Donna I'm so so sorry!! Please know I'm sending prayers and hugs. Please keep us posted and lean on us as needed! Madelon
--

MADELON and DOC aka "BUBBY WUBBY"

Nashville, Tennessee

DOB: 4/3/2014 - Diagnosed EPI and SIBO: 5/22/2015
EPI Test Results: 1st test 7/2014 = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate > 24; 
2nd test 5/2015 = TLI < .4, B12 406; Folate >24; 3rd test 10/2015   TLI < .4; B12 >1000; Folate 14.4

Weight: 95 (highest 1/2015) - 76 (lowest 5/2015) - goal met 100lb (7/23/15) - 101.8LBS 12/3/15 - CHUNKY MONKEY

History prior to DX:  May/June 2014 (2mos old) - DX coccidia and bladder infection; July 2014 (3mos old) 1st EPI test = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate >24 - Diagnosed SIBO not EPI; Feb 2015 thru May 2015 - weight loss only; May  2015 vomitted several times, diarrhea and eating poop.

History since DX: has maintained weight between 95-101lbs since July 2015; extreme yeast and rod infection in ears; yeast infection paws (ongoing); bacterial eye infection; bacterial skin infection on legs; poops LIVE fly larvae; diagnosed with mild, focal superficial pyoderma (bacterial infection) - rare lesions on inner thighs; bacterial and yeast overgrowth lip folds; yeast overgrowth feet and left ear; metacarpal/metatarsal draining tracts/fistulae (infection and/or immune mediated disease; probable underlying allergy (food vs. environmental ); staphylococcus pseudintermedius infection in sores on paws; recurring metatarsal fistula - all issues resolved after NutriScan Food Sensitivity Test and switching foods.

NUTRISCAN Food Sensitivity Test (12/2015): reactive to chicken, turkey, white fish, wheat, white potato (mild), venison, soy (mild), pork (mild), duck (mild), corn - switching food based on test resolved all skin issues.

Serum Allergy Test (5/2016): Too many to mention

CURRENTLY :  6 cups Forza10 Legend Skin - Diane 6x 1tsp per cup; 1 WonderLab PetFactor B12 2x day; 2 scoops TotalBiotics 1x day; 600mg vitamin E; 1 Zyrtec 10mg 2x day; Milk Thistle during heartworm/flea/tick meds

I am not a vet.  All of my suggestions are based on my personal experiences, information gleaned from EPI research and information from other EPI owners.  Please always share anything and everything recommended on this forum with your vet

SO THANKfUL FOR OUR EPI4DOGS GUARDIAN ANGELS!!!!!!!!

YOUR PAWS LEFT PRINTS ON MY HEART (in loving memory of Bugsy aka Boo Boo - Boston Terrier 14yrs - not EPI but medically challenging and totally worth it)


March 20, 2017 at 9:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dar
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Posts: 3166

Prayers and hugs for you and Molly.

--

  Dar and Kodi, From Washington state

 ' I aspire to be the person that my dog thinks I am !!'

Kodi (GSD female) , born August 19, 2010 , was diagnosed July 15, 2011 at 11 months .Lowest weight, 47 lbs, weight as of  4/27/2013  62.9 lbs. Our goal for her at this time is now 65 lbs. !!!   And she made it!! .  TLI .07 , Folate 9.4 , Cobalmin 536 .

Kodi is on Pioneer Naturals Whitefish or Venison , 2  cups kibble twice a day with  3/4 teaspoons of enzymes (X 8 ) per cup,from Diane. 1 Trinfac-B capsule once a day. Also 1/8 t. of ground coriander, 1/16 t. of ground fennel seed and cinnamon per meal (for stomach acid and burps). KOdi started having issues again with her feet.. I think it was the peas in the Acana foods..and her poo is good with the Pioneer Naturals too, she is not really happy about eating, but she is happier (or maybe I am to have solved the gnawing of the paws). So we will see how this works !



March 21, 2017 at 1:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Patsy
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So unfair, poor Molly.   Best wishes to you.

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Marti  Springer Spaniel, owned by Patsy, Sheffield, England.  She died age 12yrs 6mths  on 27/11/14 from heart failure. Diagnosed after three months, when she was 4 years old,she dropped from 24 kilos to 17 kg.  initially she also had protein losing enteropathy, treated with steroids, ,raw sores on back, obsessive thirst, bursting bowels and biadder, then stable after 2 years.   Developed another autoimmune problem with muscular myositis on head ( muscles wasted away, leaving gaunt hollows.)  She also suffered sometimes from  bottom end thrush, anal  gland infections, and recurrent SIBO treated with 4 weeks of oxytetracycline each time. 

Enzymes: Panzym caused mouth problems, resulting in tooth removal , as I didn't know at the time how caustic it was. I changed to one Lypex  then used VetUk Pancreatic Nutrient tablets, and one Chemeyes because it is half the strength, and I didn't need to use two vet uk ones. Then 3 Chemeyes or  2 pancreatic Nutrient  per meal. 

B12 injection monthly.  Trinfac B12 + intrinsic factor capsules from Chemeyes daily. Metacam for knee joints.  Also used Yumpro Bio pre/probiotics.

Food: picky eater,tinned  Chappie saved her life  till she would eat kibble again.  Eden Holistic, Millies Wolfheart and Lily's Kitchen all good,chicken and grain free.

Vets, one caring learner, who had  nervous breakdown, replaced by obnoxious vet , so I rang round  interviewing them to find someone I trusted and would work with us. Since losing Marti and Bob, I have changed again since the good vet us retired.

RIP Bobby the cocker , from PLN.  Present pet, Tinker the fluffy little grey Greek rescue dog. New addition, Jack ,  a neglected rescue terrier, looks like a fox cub and so happy to to be healthy and loved.

 


March 21, 2017 at 5:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Barb
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Posts: 3742

Donna, I am so sorry that you and Molly have to go through this.  You have brought her through so many difficult times.   I know how heart breaking this is.  We will send love and strength to both of you that she comes through this well with your loving care.


Sending lots and lots of hugs.


Barb

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March 21, 2017 at 10:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Judith
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Posts: 361

Donna, I am so sorry to hear this! Sending Hugs 

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Nate 2 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. DOB 5/5/2014 

EPI and Addison's Disease and Idopathic Epilepsy

TLi 2.1 June 13, 2016 TLi 2.0

Coblamin and folate could not be done

Clinically diagnosed with Addison's disease on June 23, 2016

Diet 3/4 cup Canine Caviar Leaping Spirit formally Wilderness (Venison)

2 Chemeyes capsules given with each meal

.45ml hydroxocobalamin (B12) once a week

.33ml Percorten-V every 28 days Addison's Disease

.5mg prednisolone in the morning for Addison's Disease

250mg of Keppra every 8 hours for seizures

March 21, 2017 at 12:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Michele
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Posts: 7201

Wow Donna, that is a lot to deal with. You have done such an amazing job and it just feels so unfair to Molly and you. Hang in there and know we are here to help, even if it is just to have a shoulder to lean on. So many times we have said EPI is the easy part. 

--

 Michele

http://gardensoftranquility.com/



Jackie (10/15/08 - 11/8/15) - Diagnosed at 9 mos (09/09) - TLI 0.3 and low end of B12.  Pancreatin 8x dosing 3/4tsp per cup.   TOTW High Prarie, Trinfac-B Intrinsic Factor daily, probiotics and Duralactin in the am. Mega-E:  cisapride and metoclopramide.    Stable and happy 122lbs - thanks to all the beautiful souls on this forum, we could not have done it without YOU.

Dexter - Diagnosed 11/10 approx 3 yrs of age.   We failed fostering and now he has his forever home :)   At initial testing - TLI 1.2 (range 5-35) B12 254 (range 249-733) folate 20.2 (range 6.5-11.5)   TOTW High Prarie, Pancreatin 8x dosing is 3/4 tsp per cup, Trinfac-B Intrinsic Factor daily, probiotics with each meal and glucosamine chondroitin in the am.  Hypothyroidism:   Soloxine.    Stable and happy 97 lbs.


March 21, 2017 at 1:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Donna
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Posts: 691

Thank you everyone, I can feel your strength pulling for Molly coming thru.... I'm still waiting for the vet to cal with her labs (she may not be working today, so may have to wait for tomorrow),but I was up until the wee hours of the morning researching, got a few hours of sleep, worked all day, and am probably not thinking clearly, but thought I'd throw it out there: Has anyone used the slow kill method for treating heart worm? I know what the gold standard is, we did it with Zoey , the most laid back Shepherd EVER and the result was her completely loosing her mind every time she went to the vet... They did the two deep IM injections and while she was ok visiting the vet before, she was never the same after... They are extremely painful!!! And the prognosis is the same as the slow kill method, there is a good possibility of throwing a clot... 

Ill tell it to you like it is: Molly isn't really a good candidate for adoption... She suffers from PTSD from whatever happened to her in her past life... We are committed to her as I "signed up" for this... She is TERRIBLE with shots, blood draws, etc... I insisted she was muzzled last night, or plenty of blood would have been shed... The tech there helping hold her said she had never seen a dog "buck like a rodeo horse" at a blood draw,but Molly has issues...if I commit to the gold standard test, The two deep IM injections, I truly believe it will cause permanent damage to her psyche....

If anyone has any experience with the slow kill (less desirable in the medical community), good or bad, please share it with me either here or PM...I've read both sides, am still trying to process and am open to all....

Thank you!

Donna

March 21, 2017 at 6:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Riley's Mom
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Posts: 1839

Donna, I am so sorry to hear about Molly's diagnosis. I know you have worked so hard to get her healthy and to show her love so she can know there is good in this world. 

I do not know about the treatment you are researching, I'm hoping you can find someone with a positive result to share with you.

Sending strength and healing your way.

--

Elisabeth

Riley's Mom from Chesapeake, VA

Riley, 8 yr old Labradoodle diagnosed September 2014 cTLI 1.6

Weight before diagnosis 40 lbs, lowest weight 33 lbs, ready for the Chunky Monkey club as she weighed in at a whopping 42 pounds on 12/19/14!

Update: as of 2/25/15 Riley weighs in at 44.2 pounds!

Update: as of 6/15/15 Riley weighs in at 45 pounds!

Feeding grain free kibble TOTW, 1 tsp of Diane's 6x enzymes per cup of food. (I mix the enzymes in something moist). She is a picky eater--lately feeding her on a flat plate is the way to entice her to eat. 1 cup in the am, 2 cups in the pm, 1 tsp of coconut oil per meal, 1 packet of FortiFlora probiotic in the pm meal.

Began weekly B12 shots 10/23/14. 


*I am not a vet, anything I share or suggest on this site is solely from my experience as an EPI dog owner. It is recommended that anything shared or suggested on this forum be discussed with your pet's vet.*

March 22, 2017 at 8:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Judith
Member
Posts: 361

Hi Donna

I am so sorry to hear this about Molly. Some good friends of mine who run a resuce almost always use the slow kill method becasue it is easier on the dog. They are based in Camden, SC and have had great success with it. I have not had any experience with it ut if it was my dog I would choose the slow kill method. Please let us informed. You and Molly are in my thoughts 

--

Nate 2 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. DOB 5/5/2014 

EPI and Addison's Disease and Idopathic Epilepsy

TLi 2.1 June 13, 2016 TLi 2.0

Coblamin and folate could not be done

Clinically diagnosed with Addison's disease on June 23, 2016

Diet 3/4 cup Canine Caviar Leaping Spirit formally Wilderness (Venison)

2 Chemeyes capsules given with each meal

.45ml hydroxocobalamin (B12) once a week

.33ml Percorten-V every 28 days Addison's Disease

.5mg prednisolone in the morning for Addison's Disease

250mg of Keppra every 8 hours for seizures

March 22, 2017 at 10:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Judith
Member
Posts: 361

Donna, Molly has been on heartworm preventative since July, correct? Is it heart guard? If so she has been on the 'slow kill' method since you got her in July. Hopefully the vet will tell you how bad her infection is today and you can make a decision based on that

--

Nate 2 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. DOB 5/5/2014 

EPI and Addison's Disease and Idopathic Epilepsy

TLi 2.1 June 13, 2016 TLi 2.0

Coblamin and folate could not be done

Clinically diagnosed with Addison's disease on June 23, 2016

Diet 3/4 cup Canine Caviar Leaping Spirit formally Wilderness (Venison)

2 Chemeyes capsules given with each meal

.45ml hydroxocobalamin (B12) once a week

.33ml Percorten-V every 28 days Addison's Disease

.5mg prednisolone in the morning for Addison's Disease

250mg of Keppra every 8 hours for seizures

March 22, 2017 at 10:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Donna
Member
Posts: 691

You know Judith, you may be onto something... I do use Heartguard, but I don't use it year round. She was on it from July -November. The vet (have no idea how she knew this) said the adult parasites are not spreading because they're either sterile, or not of different sexes... So giving her the Heartguard probably steralized them...

Im still waiting for my B12 and chem profile results...I left a message at the clinic to have her call me as I really want to know the findings...

From what I've read, vet don't like the slow kill method at all, so it's probably gonna be a battle to get them to agree to do it as I am leaning heavily towards it... I understand wanting the worm dead immediately, I do too!!! That said, I'd be compromising her very delicate psyche, I feel like either tway the risk of throwing a clot is still there, so once again it's a pick your poison... :(

Donna

March 22, 2017 at 4:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Doc's Mom
Administrator
Posts: 2669
Donna - I don't have any experience with either method - just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and Molly and sending prayers Madelon
--

MADELON and DOC aka "BUBBY WUBBY"

Nashville, Tennessee

DOB: 4/3/2014 - Diagnosed EPI and SIBO: 5/22/2015
EPI Test Results: 1st test 7/2014 = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate > 24; 
2nd test 5/2015 = TLI < .4, B12 406; Folate >24; 3rd test 10/2015   TLI < .4; B12 >1000; Folate 14.4

Weight: 95 (highest 1/2015) - 76 (lowest 5/2015) - goal met 100lb (7/23/15) - 101.8LBS 12/3/15 - CHUNKY MONKEY

History prior to DX:  May/June 2014 (2mos old) - DX coccidia and bladder infection; July 2014 (3mos old) 1st EPI test = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate >24 - Diagnosed SIBO not EPI; Feb 2015 thru May 2015 - weight loss only; May  2015 vomitted several times, diarrhea and eating poop.

History since DX: has maintained weight between 95-101lbs since July 2015; extreme yeast and rod infection in ears; yeast infection paws (ongoing); bacterial eye infection; bacterial skin infection on legs; poops LIVE fly larvae; diagnosed with mild, focal superficial pyoderma (bacterial infection) - rare lesions on inner thighs; bacterial and yeast overgrowth lip folds; yeast overgrowth feet and left ear; metacarpal/metatarsal draining tracts/fistulae (infection and/or immune mediated disease; probable underlying allergy (food vs. environmental ); staphylococcus pseudintermedius infection in sores on paws; recurring metatarsal fistula - all issues resolved after NutriScan Food Sensitivity Test and switching foods.

NUTRISCAN Food Sensitivity Test (12/2015): reactive to chicken, turkey, white fish, wheat, white potato (mild), venison, soy (mild), pork (mild), duck (mild), corn - switching food based on test resolved all skin issues.

Serum Allergy Test (5/2016): Too many to mention

CURRENTLY :  6 cups Forza10 Legend Skin - Diane 6x 1tsp per cup; 1 WonderLab PetFactor B12 2x day; 2 scoops TotalBiotics 1x day; 600mg vitamin E; 1 Zyrtec 10mg 2x day; Milk Thistle during heartworm/flea/tick meds

I am not a vet.  All of my suggestions are based on my personal experiences, information gleaned from EPI research and information from other EPI owners.  Please always share anything and everything recommended on this forum with your vet

SO THANKfUL FOR OUR EPI4DOGS GUARDIAN ANGELS!!!!!!!!

YOUR PAWS LEFT PRINTS ON MY HEART (in loving memory of Bugsy aka Boo Boo - Boston Terrier 14yrs - not EPI but medically challenging and totally worth it)


March 22, 2017 at 4:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Donna
Member
Posts: 691

Thank you Madelon and everyone else too for the support!! While money isn't really an object for my dogs, and I understand why shelters do it as money is an object for them, I just think with Molly, this is the best decision and if I'm wrong on it, I'll know the decision was made not out of greed, but out of love... That said, God - I hope I'm right!!!

Thank you all!

Donna

March 22, 2017 at 5:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dar
Member
Posts: 3166

I have nothing to add or no knowledge of heartworms... just quietly following your thread and praying for you and Molly... Hugs..


--

  Dar and Kodi, From Washington state

 ' I aspire to be the person that my dog thinks I am !!'

Kodi (GSD female) , born August 19, 2010 , was diagnosed July 15, 2011 at 11 months .Lowest weight, 47 lbs, weight as of  4/27/2013  62.9 lbs. Our goal for her at this time is now 65 lbs. !!!   And she made it!! .  TLI .07 , Folate 9.4 , Cobalmin 536 .

Kodi is on Pioneer Naturals Whitefish or Venison , 2  cups kibble twice a day with  3/4 teaspoons of enzymes (X 8 ) per cup,from Diane. 1 Trinfac-B capsule once a day. Also 1/8 t. of ground coriander, 1/16 t. of ground fennel seed and cinnamon per meal (for stomach acid and burps). KOdi started having issues again with her feet.. I think it was the peas in the Acana foods..and her poo is good with the Pioneer Naturals too, she is not really happy about eating, but she is happier (or maybe I am to have solved the gnawing of the paws). So we will see how this works !



March 23, 2017 at 12:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Michele
Administrator
Posts: 7201

I have no experience with this but I do have a friend in another state whose dog had heartworm and the dog is fine now. I will see how she handled and get back to you. 

--

 Michele

http://gardensoftranquility.com/



Jackie (10/15/08 - 11/8/15) - Diagnosed at 9 mos (09/09) - TLI 0.3 and low end of B12.  Pancreatin 8x dosing 3/4tsp per cup.   TOTW High Prarie, Trinfac-B Intrinsic Factor daily, probiotics and Duralactin in the am. Mega-E:  cisapride and metoclopramide.    Stable and happy 122lbs - thanks to all the beautiful souls on this forum, we could not have done it without YOU.

Dexter - Diagnosed 11/10 approx 3 yrs of age.   We failed fostering and now he has his forever home :)   At initial testing - TLI 1.2 (range 5-35) B12 254 (range 249-733) folate 20.2 (range 6.5-11.5)   TOTW High Prarie, Pancreatin 8x dosing is 3/4 tsp per cup, Trinfac-B Intrinsic Factor daily, probiotics with each meal and glucosamine chondroitin in the am.  Hypothyroidism:   Soloxine.    Stable and happy 97 lbs.


March 23, 2017 at 8:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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