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Reply Kathy Clayton
1:46 PM on March 1, 2017 
Hi, Just curious to know if you know how the EPI study results are determined. Marley is in the study Dr. Barko is doing and I was wondering if Dr Barko will let us know if Marley test results show they will be keeping him in the study. I hate to bother him and just thought you might know.
You would LOVE standard poodles! The only negative is the cost of their grooming! I've learned how to do it myself, but it takes me a lot longer than the professionals!! We've had a total of 6 ( not all at once!) we're getting a new one next week 😄😳 I think I need a poodle intervention! When I first saw a picture of your Izzy, she reminded me of one of ours that had that beautiful brown coat.
The irony of the whole EPI thing is we had German shepherds before we switched to poodles!
Reply Epi4Dogs
7:49 AM on August 10, 2016 
i just sent you a message explaining the Tylan ... if you don't get it... feel free to email me privately at: [email protected]
Reply Sam & Pinglu
2:32 AM on August 10, 2016 
Dear Madam,
I am trying to find out the availability of Tylosin Tartrate powder in india. Now I am getting Tylosin B.P.(Vet) 50mg for injection purpose.
Can I use this Tylosin B.P.(Vet) 50mg liquid mixing with lunch and dinner , twice in a day with food? Please help and tell me the dose. Sam
Reply Epi4Dogs
8:10 PM on April 3, 2016 
Hahahaha..... honestly, sometimes I do get real tired trying to handle all aspects..... but then someone is helped and I get energized again!
Reply aj
7:39 PM on April 3, 2016 
are you sure there arent 2 of you? you work so tirelessly on this site. i am very very thankful. buddyboy and mom
Reply Jen
1:45 AM on February 15, 2016 
Thank you so much, and thanks for the fantastic site!
Reply Ladycarr1432
3:54 AM on August 7, 2015 
Dear Olesia:
Thank you for all your help and prayers. Dancer didn't make it. I can't get over how fast I lost him. What a blessing it has been for Dancer and me to have your website. My first day I learned about the "Rainbow Bridge." With your recommendations I got Dancer on B-12 and improved his diet. He felt good... sassy even for the Three to Four weeks before he took a down turn. Aspirating Food/Water that is how a lot of people die too. You guys are terrific, wonderful people. I believe I was brought to you so that Dancer and I could get through this the best way. I am so glad I was not alone with my EPI dog. Thank you again. Jeanie
Reply Frank Dajnowicz
1:03 PM on April 10, 2015 
Were you aware of Lynn Spencer losing Losing Tess? I'm sending this message so the notice doesn't die.
Reply maddie ann
6:11 AM on January 11, 2014 
Testing testing 123 !!!!
Reply Bebe Sammie
11:12 AM on September 26, 2013 
Hi there we ordered our Tylan powder but I'm needing help to know how much to give my 7 pound baby? She won't eat it if its yucky tasting so just before I feed her food ill mix it in yes?😊
Reply She's Got Moxi
11:06 AM on September 15, 2013 
Olesia, I sent a message but it did that time out thing so I'm not sure if it went through. There's a new member with a diabetic dog having problems with chronic SIBO. Jean and I posted about SIBO but don't really know how that plays in with diabetes. Here's the link to the post.


Reply Epi4Dogs
10:17 AM on August 16, 2013 
thanks tracey i'll check it out.....
Reply Tracey, Sofie's mom
10:13 AM on August 16, 2013 
Olesia, I think Adelle is not an EPI parent. He/she just posted on the how long to gain weight post by fostermom...
Reply Epi4Dogs
9:16 AM on June 23, 2013 
Hi John.... i think it was one of the other ones..... but it doesn't lessen the danger... i have now clarified my comment on that thread.... "

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i guess i better clarify....when i say "those" drugs i am refering to heartworm meds and tick and flea meds that i too used to give....and i too always gave with a meal ... BUT because of Izzy's IMHA condition this past February... i no longer can give any heartworm meds...but i still give certain tick and flea meds.... however....i have to check each individual ingredient in the tick and flea med i give and have to be especially careful that it isn't a combination with some of the heartworm meds in it.... i still do still give tick and flea because we are infested here with ticks.... and in our situation.... not only can heartworm meds and vaccinations cause IMHA in some dogs... so can ticks....:(.... so it is kind of like picking your poison..... BUT... what i have learned from this IMHA episode with Izzy is to research each individual ingredient in every product .... DO NOT just go by what your vet claims or the little product information sheet claims...you'd bre amazed at some of the negative and sometimes life threatening negative reactions that can happen with some of these products! Always do your homework.... but if you do have to give tick and flea meds or heartworm meds because the area you live in is infested..... do your research first... "
Reply John Hire & Muggie
8:42 PM on June 22, 2013 
Comfortis, really. Isn't that one of the H.W meds made by Elanco that was responsible for Linda walkers dog Arika's demise?
Reply Lewis
1:43 AM on June 15, 2013 
Olesia, I hope this is the right place to ask my question. Lewis has been on Tylan since June 7. I am giving him one packet of Forti Flora a day, opposite the Tylan. Is that OK? Is there a probiotic that is better? Should I be giving it at all at this point?

Thanks, Olesia, and I apologize for calling you Izzy before!

Reply Tracey, Sofie's mom
12:15 PM on April 22, 2013 
you are welcome:) i'd love to know if it is really the chicken that causes so many problems or if it is how they are raised. i wonder if dogs with chicken issues would have the same reaction to free range or organically raised chickens?
Reply Two GSDs
5:02 PM on January 29, 2013 
Finally got in. I was doing something wrong. Don't know what but the wife fixed it. I have two wonderful working line GSDs. Thunder (9) Trooper (5)
My older GSD was just diagnosed with EPI Satruday and he's just had two days feeding with the PanaKare and I just gave him his first B12 shot today.
I'm a moderator on a working dog forum that has a wonderful lady who is fantastic with nutrition and health issues and probably knows more then most vets.
I'm her to learn as much as I can about EPI.
After 50+ yrs of never having less then 2-3 dogs at a time this is my first time with a dog that requires on going health care. It's about as nerve wracking as it can get for me.
As of today he is 66.6 lb. That's down from 79-80 lbs so I'm looking forward to seeing him healthy again.

Thanks for the great site.
Bob Scott (Two GSDs)
Reply hope
10:58 AM on September 5, 2012 
I switched my 10 year old westie Hope to the Creon 10 capsules. Only costs $1.11 per day vs $10.00 with Partnar powdered enzyme.She has responded well on them, went from 11.2 lbs now at 16 lbs(and on a diet believe it or not). Eating kibble vet's Royal Canin Hypoallergenic with no side affects. Tried grain free but didn't work for her.
Reply Teresa
8:51 PM on August 16, 2012 
New EPI German Shephard..