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Judith
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Hi Sam

My EPI boy Nate also has Addison's disease. He did quiver before diagnosis. His other main symptoms were anorexia and lethargy. On occasssion he would vomit. I attributed the bad poos to EPI but they were likely a combination of both EPI and AD. If I remember correctly he peed a lot.

Dog's with Addison's disease can no longer produce cortisol and can have all sorts of symptoms. Have they done a baseline cortisol yet? 

Hope you get answers soon. Hang in there

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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

May 26, 2017 at 9:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Samantha
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Posts: 676

Hi Judith,


I was very paranoid so ended up taking him back to the vet this morning. All his vitals are fine, she also ran a CBC and his whitecell count is high. Possibly due to Cushing's, possibly an infection. Which would explain why he is feeling so off. She did a smear and is sending that to the pathologist today for a greater analysis on the WBC - hopefully the cause can be seen. She also gave him an antibiotic injection and pain relief injection and gave me some water soluble tablets which help with gastric acids. His anal glands were full so she got rid of them and saw that he had firm poos in his rectum (yay). So at least we know it's not that. She said rather than a colitis it could be something higher up like a gastritis. His original CBC was done on 15 May, so something has changed since then - I thought it was the Creon but perhaps not..


They can't test cortisol levels at all at the practice so that has been sent to pathology today as well. I asked her to try and get the results today as opposed to Monday, if at all possible because if it is that - I want to start treatment as soon as possible. And if it's negative, then I want to do the ACHT test as soon as possible. I also asked her why she isn't giving an anti inflammatory injection and she said that if he does have Cushing's, the anti inflam won't interact well with that.


I'll at least get the WBC test results back later today. In the mean time I'll be happy if he stays as he is and doesn't get worse.

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Kobe - 9yo GSD diagnosed with EPI in October 2009 (19 months old). 2 cups of Canidae Bison & Lamb Grain Free, fed 3 times daily,  2 Creon 25,000 per meal. Weekly B12 injections at home & daily Wonderlab Trinfac-B in between. Inner Health Plus Probiotic once a week.. EPI weight 33.5kgs, current weight 40kgs. Original blood results - TLi: 1.2, B12: 306, Folate: 15.6.

Blood results April 2013 - B12: 596, Folate: >20.

Read Kobe's journal that was started the day he was diagnosed here.

May 27, 2017 at 12:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Donna
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Posts: 714

Hi Sam,

How is Koby today? Any luck getting the labs early?

Been thing about you both all day....

Donna

May 27, 2017 at 9:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Samantha
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Posts: 676
Hi Donna, it's been a rough 24 hours. I ended up taking him to emergency last night. He began vomiting again and wouldn't eat and was still worse than Friday. The analysis on the WBC shows chronic inflammation, although not certain from where - the report says Hypoproteinanemia with mild inflammatory leukogram. Not an infection or bone marrow etc. They've been giving him anti nausea and has been on an IV. They also did X-rays and his stomach is distended. His vitals when I first took him weren't good (180bp) but his pulse was low which was a big concern to them. They have since brought that down. I've visited him 3 times today and my last visit an hour ago he was much more himself and he's eaten twice today. His bright eyes are back. He will be staying there tonight as well and I'll be getting a consult with the internal medicine specialist tomorrow. We got the LDDST results back and although his Cortisol was high, they don't think it's Cushing's. Definitely not based on how sick he was. So I'll be able to go through that with the specialist tomorrow and figure out what's next. I know the other test is an option and should be used for Addison's as well so I'll discuss that with them.. at this point he has been labeled a mystery by 3 vets but I'm thankful he has perked up, I was having a rough time this morning. Thanks for checking in x
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Kobe - 9yo GSD diagnosed with EPI in October 2009 (19 months old). 2 cups of Canidae Bison & Lamb Grain Free, fed 3 times daily,  2 Creon 25,000 per meal. Weekly B12 injections at home & daily Wonderlab Trinfac-B in between. Inner Health Plus Probiotic once a week.. EPI weight 33.5kgs, current weight 40kgs. Original blood results - TLi: 1.2, B12: 306, Folate: 15.6.

Blood results April 2013 - B12: 596, Folate: >20.

Read Kobe's journal that was started the day he was diagnosed here.

May 28, 2017 at 3:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Donna
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Posts: 714

Oh Sam, I hope you get some answers and soon! I can certainly understand the worry... It's times like theses you wish they could talk... 

Do let us know how it goes with the consult. 

Youre both in my thoughts and prayers...

Hugs,

Donna

May 28, 2017 at 7:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Doc's Mom
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Samantha I am so sorry Kobe is not doing well. Keeping paws and fingers crossed for a diagnosis today and quick healing. Hugs and prayers Madelon
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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)


May 28, 2017 at 8:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

maddie ann
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Posts: 3454

Hi Sam

I am not on here alot myself but just wanted to pop on and give you and Mr wonky ears a big

HUG.

Ann and Maddie x

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 ANN (UK).

Maddie DOB 01-10-2007 she is now  8 DX 04/11 .B12 140 now 644 TLI <1.00 Folate 14.2.

After 15 months on the B12 tablets with the intrisic factor she was retested and her b12 is now 902.

Weight was 22.3kg now 33.2kg (04-05-12) she is a small GSDbut she gained .(24lbs)

Feed a mixture of foods she does better on fibre 3% and below she has  b12 tablets daily (imported from the USAhttp://www.wonderlabs.com/itemleft.php?itemnum=6881) now changing to the uk version from http://www.chemeyes.co.uk/

organic virgin  coconut oil dailly. Use Panzym 1/4 a tsp per 200 grams of food .Got SIBO under control after antibiotics ( stormormgyl) used synbotic by protexin. a pre-probotic also given daily.

May 28, 2017 at 8:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Epi4Dogs
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Posts: 16521

Oh Sam... i am so so sorry this is all happening......... When you talk to the specialist... in regards to the not Cushings... and if they still don't have any specific cause that they can see at the moment.... ask the speicalist about "A-Typical Cushings"  just in case.  I don't remember all the details.... but i know sometimes it looks like they don't have Cushings via tests but if you dig deeper it can be A-Typical.... like i said... i don't know all the details, but might be worth asking if nothing shows up again.  


Just in case Kobe does have Cushings or A-Typical Cushings or something else that requires high dollar drugs ... for example...what i learned is that instead of buying the prescription of "xxxxx" amount of pills.... you often can get the prescription a lot cheaper if you buy the entire bottle (unopened) where they don't have to count out just so many pills...........this is what i do with our Lysodren prescription... If i buy the whole bottle (unopened) it costs $500 and last (for us according to Rico's dose) for 9 months.... however... when i was buying it from the vet with so many pills for a few months..... my annual cost was runnign about $800 a year.... so this is one way to save money on high dollar drugs... if you have to have them.............


Sending you tons and tons of hugs and healing wishes for Kobe 


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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.

May 28, 2017 at 8:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Samantha
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Posts: 676
Thank you all so much (Hi Ann x). I called before sleep last night and again early this morning and he's doing well. His eyes still have his sparkle, he ate 4 meals in total yesterday and they've turned his IV down because he's drinking a lot more himself. No vomiting or anything like that, vitals are good. Lots of wees but no poos. I have to call back in about an hour and make sure the medicine department can see us today.. for their sake I hope they can or I'll be coming down on them like a tonne of bricks. Olesia, I'll definitely ask about the A-Cushing's. When I was there yday he seems quite stiff in his back legs, that could just be from being forced to lay down all the time and only getting potty break every 4 hours. When I asked the vet last night she said it's more noticeable when he first gets up but after a while he is ok. I did start him on pentosan injections last year to help with his knees and ankles - the years of bounding like a kangaroo and jumping caught up on him and he does slow rise. I'll keep you posted, thanks for your thoughts, prayers and hugs xx
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Kobe - 9yo GSD diagnosed with EPI in October 2009 (19 months old). 2 cups of Canidae Bison & Lamb Grain Free, fed 3 times daily,  2 Creon 25,000 per meal. Weekly B12 injections at home & daily Wonderlab Trinfac-B in between. Inner Health Plus Probiotic once a week.. EPI weight 33.5kgs, current weight 40kgs. Original blood results - TLi: 1.2, B12: 306, Folate: 15.6.

Blood results April 2013 - B12: 596, Folate: >20.

Read Kobe's journal that was started the day he was diagnosed here.

May 28, 2017 at 7:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Samantha
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Posts: 676
Okay, consult done. He is back to his normal self, without anti nausea and iv today and although he's fasted, he did a normal poo and has been drinking. They're now doing a further urinalysis to look at proteins, inflammation etc as well as liver function test. Clinically, at this stage they want him to come home and see how he goes - the results will be back in 48 hours and we will touch base then. They're not inclined to do any additional tests at this stage based on how he is and how he has recovered. They believe he was in mild shock when he was admitted, not only by his vitals but his heart was apparently very small from working so hard. It could be something as simple as a severe gastroenteritis. If he begins to get sick again, then they will do further diagnostic tests, ACHT, addisons, ultrasound, etc etc. So, that is promising. He'll be getting fed with the liver function test which he will be happy about, and once he is home I'm just going to slowly increase his meals, 1 cup 4 times a day back to the usual 1 cup to 1 Creon ratio. Olesia, I did tell him about the A-Cushing's and they will test for that if we get to that point based on his signs, drinking etc. I'm ready to sleep for a week and can't wait to have my boy home with us tonight. Love to you all, thanks for your support and advice. I'll keep you posted x
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Kobe - 9yo GSD diagnosed with EPI in October 2009 (19 months old). 2 cups of Canidae Bison & Lamb Grain Free, fed 3 times daily,  2 Creon 25,000 per meal. Weekly B12 injections at home & daily Wonderlab Trinfac-B in between. Inner Health Plus Probiotic once a week.. EPI weight 33.5kgs, current weight 40kgs. Original blood results - TLi: 1.2, B12: 306, Folate: 15.6.

Blood results April 2013 - B12: 596, Folate: >20.

Read Kobe's journal that was started the day he was diagnosed here.

May 29, 2017 at 2:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Doc's Mom
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Posts: 2716
Glad to hear Kobe is doing better and they feell comfortable letting him come home. Give him some extra kisses and belly rubs from all of us praying for him!
--

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)


May 29, 2017 at 8:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Samantha
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Posts: 676
Thanks so much, I will pass on the extra cuddles and kisses! He is home now and snug in his little ball atm, he's given me his paw, happy shakes, leaning on my foot for tummy rubs, he is definitely feeling better. I'll get the test results back tomorrow, the urinalysis was done under ultrasound where they take the urine directly from the bladder and the other was the liver function test, more so because his UREA has been low so they want to rule that out. Very happy with their plan to deal with it, their key goal is to have him back home doing his usual things (and being reunited with his wife). Once he's had a few days at home and depending on his water intake, we will then explore the endocrine tests. Happy to do what we need as long as I can see his smiling face and sparkling eyes!
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Kobe - 9yo GSD diagnosed with EPI in October 2009 (19 months old). 2 cups of Canidae Bison & Lamb Grain Free, fed 3 times daily,  2 Creon 25,000 per meal. Weekly B12 injections at home & daily Wonderlab Trinfac-B in between. Inner Health Plus Probiotic once a week.. EPI weight 33.5kgs, current weight 40kgs. Original blood results - TLi: 1.2, B12: 306, Folate: 15.6.

Blood results April 2013 - B12: 596, Folate: >20.

Read Kobe's journal that was started the day he was diagnosed here.

May 29, 2017 at 8:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

maddie ann
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Posts: 3454

Great that you have him home what a relief hope you mnaged to get some sleep..lets hope you get some answers and then you can plan how to treat its the not knowing thats the hardest part!

Ann

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 ANN (UK).

Maddie DOB 01-10-2007 she is now  8 DX 04/11 .B12 140 now 644 TLI <1.00 Folate 14.2.

After 15 months on the B12 tablets with the intrisic factor she was retested and her b12 is now 902.

Weight was 22.3kg now 33.2kg (04-05-12) she is a small GSDbut she gained .(24lbs)

Feed a mixture of foods she does better on fibre 3% and below she has  b12 tablets daily (imported from the USAhttp://www.wonderlabs.com/itemleft.php?itemnum=6881) now changing to the uk version from http://www.chemeyes.co.uk/

organic virgin  coconut oil dailly. Use Panzym 1/4 a tsp per 200 grams of food .Got SIBO under control after antibiotics ( stormormgyl) used synbotic by protexin. a pre-probotic also given daily.

May 29, 2017 at 10:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Patsy
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Posts: 883

Best wishes, sounds like the tests have covered just about all the obvious nasties.  It's so hard to give a firm diagnosis when symptoms are wide ranging.   When Epi and auto immune  conditions rule,  and throw the whole system out of balance,  it's often a matter of getting one problem under control at a time, in order of severity.  I hope a few days of rest,  water and low protein food like chicken or eggs  with sweet potato  help.  I ve just had a general anaesthetic and have felt ghastly and sick for a few days,  so I know how Kobe feels.  


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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.

 


May 29, 2017 at 12:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Donna
Member
Posts: 714

Hi Sam,

So glad to hear that Kobe is home, but OMG, it would kill me to not know what the heck happened! Good, I wish they could talk...

Keep up the good work and do keep us posted!

Donna

May 29, 2017 at 3:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Barb
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Posts: 3762

So glad to hear that Kobe is home and doing well.  Goodness, they sure can scare the heck out of us!   Please keep us posted. Sleep well!


Barb

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May 29, 2017 at 8:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Samantha
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Posts: 676

Don't they just, I aged about 40 years I think. He's still doing well and hungry as ever.


I received a call from the specialist. The liver function test came back fine, kidneys are fine, no diabetes. Preliminary bladder tests shows no issues, but there are further tests to do with it (they grow cells I believe). So he will call me back in a few days time once the remaining results have come through. In the mean time, we continue as we are. He said when we touch base later this week we will discuss what course of tests will be done next. He said they would be endocrine so once again Addison's, Cushing's, etc, but we would discuss how Kobe has been going, behavioural and drinking wise and decide on whether to proceed with that.. or whether we just accept it as gastroenteritis.


I then asked him whether the symptoms that I've reported this month with the loose stools, the acute onset vomiting, etc could be indicative of anything and he said that if there were an underlying cause to explain that, Addison's would be the suspect.


What I don't want to do is wait for him to bounce back and then wait for a relapse. I noticed when I visited him on Sunday, and even since he has been home, that his back legs seem weak. I asked the specialist whether this could be related to any one particular disorder, yet to be named. He thinks not. However when we had xrays done in January on hips and legs, he has minimal arthiritis in his stifles and his hips were fine. The specialist wants to wait until at least 48 hours, once he has had solid days of nutrition, rest and everything else he went through over the weekend to ensure that it's not just an overall weakness in himself.


My googling experience tells me that hind weakness can come from Addison's and Cushing's. So I am keeping my mind open in that regard. And probably over reacting but when we see something change that's quite obvious and onset, for a dog that is very active, it certainly catches my attention. As does the 4 wees in under 2 hours this morning.

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Kobe - 9yo GSD diagnosed with EPI in October 2009 (19 months old). 2 cups of Canidae Bison & Lamb Grain Free, fed 3 times daily,  2 Creon 25,000 per meal. Weekly B12 injections at home & daily Wonderlab Trinfac-B in between. Inner Health Plus Probiotic once a week.. EPI weight 33.5kgs, current weight 40kgs. Original blood results - TLi: 1.2, B12: 306, Folate: 15.6.

Blood results April 2013 - B12: 596, Folate: >20.

Read Kobe's journal that was started the day he was diagnosed here.

May 30, 2017 at 1:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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