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Tracy Weber
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Hi all!  Just wanted to let you know that my 5th Downward Dog Mystery, Pre-Meditated Murder, will launch on Monday.  It all started as a way to spread awareness about EPI and working with reactive dogs.  At this point in the series, EPI is a backdrop.  Like many of us, Kate (the dog's owner) has learned to manage the disease and other than special food prep, Bella is like any other dog.

If you'd like to check out a few snippets from the book, check out this link.


For more information and places you can purchase the series, go to


Thanks for helping me spread the word about EPI in a unique way!


Tracy Weber

Dog mom to EPI-Dog Tasha and author of the EPI Dog and yoga-related Downward Dog Mysteries series. MURDER STRIKES A POSE,  A KILLER RETREAT, and KARMA'S A KILLER are available at Amazon and wherever books are sold.


January 6, 2018 at 5:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Doc's Mom
Posts: 3134
Congratulations Tracy!!! Thank you for all youÂ?ve done to help spread awareness. If itÂ?s okay with you I will post this on our social media tomorrow


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


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)

January 6, 2018 at 7:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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