Riley's Mom

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Reply Epi4Dogs
2:17 PM on March 9, 2015 
Hi Elisabeth... so nice to see you back.... hopefully well-rested from a wonderful vacation.... and i bet Riley is happy to have you back too!
Reply Epi4Dogs
9:42 AM on March 4, 2015 
HI Elisabeth-

have not seen you on the forum recently and hoping all is okay with you and Riley.

Reply Riley's Mom
5:01 PM on January 27, 2015 
Good, your enzyme ratio is what is recommended. Sometimes once they are stable for several months you can try to decrease it a bit, but I haven't even tried. Too afraid to rock the boat!
It is normal to "blow" their coat. When they are so sick, the body just doesn't have the energy to keep the hair healthy. As they improve they lose that old unhealthy coat and begin to spend energy growing their good coat of hair again. So that is actually a good sign. How are her poops? That is really how you tell how things are going. Poops and weight.
Do you supplement B12? That is another area that needs to be addressed and helps them fully gain the weight back and keeps them from getting SID/SIBO.
You are doing the right stuff, getting her to eat may be a bit of trial and error. It has been for us but we finally hit on a routine that works for my Riley. Hang in there. Ask away as you need to. If I don't have the answers, we can ask the forum as a whole and someone will know.
Reply Gail
4:38 PM on January 27, 2015 
Thank you so much for your quick response. Amber was doing so well for the first two months, now mouth sores, shedding and acid reflux. well I think some kind of intergestion. This website has helped me so much. I have read and read to understand this disease. After months of testing at the vet, I finally called the vet and told the vet to do a fasting blood test for EPI. and here we are. My Amber girly was down to 52 lbs, it was hard to watch her waste away and there were no answers. She is almos backt to normal in weight. I will try mixing the enzymes into some canned food then wilh the kibble.
1 1/2 cups 2xaday Iams grain free kibble with 1.5 tsp pancrezyme power mixed with chicken or beef broth
Reply Gail
1:59 PM on January 27, 2015 
I was hoping maybe you could help me out. My dog Amber will not eat her food with the enzymes mixed in, I noticed sores in her mouth, and now she really does not want to eat at all. Could I mix the enzymes in canned food maybe to entice her to eat it and then feed her, her food. will that work?
Thanks so much