Lulu (aka Miss Lulupants) is an 8 year old 'Red Shepherd' (Australian Red Heeler x Long-haired GSD) who lives on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia.
cTLI Diagnosed with EPI in April 2010 weighing in at 16.6kg/36.6lb (ideal weight around 20kg/44lb). Hit a low of 16.2kg/35.7lb. TLI score: <1.0
Antibiotics Completed 1/4tsp Tylan twice a day. After a long battle with SIBO (17 weeks in all). The occasional imbalance redressed with Tylan for 7 days for a mild occurrance or 30-45 days (with gradual weening) for more severe episodes since stabilising.
Enzymes Currently on Creon Forte (25 000). Enzyplex (ineffectual plant-based supplementonly) discontinued.
Diet 2 cups of Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Formula kibble per day over two meals (now she's stable); 1-2 meaty bones (beef spine) per month; small pieces of natural dehydrated beef or pork liver treats for training/agility/fun.
B12 injections (cobalamin) for 7 weeks at diagnosis (completed). B12 score 1028+ so injections discontinued. Currently 1 x Wonderlabs Trinfac B12 with Intrinsic Factor every 2nd day if SIBO/SID is present).
Supplements A few drops of Omega 3&6 oil per evening meal. Sometime coconut oil.
Lulu also has regular 3 monthly injections of Pentosan which keeps her joints nice and supple (we suspect she might have early onset arthritis probably due to the EPI mucking her about while her little bones were forming. The Pentosan just keeps her comfy so she doesn’t stiffen up after all the activity she gets up to. She's VERY active!)
Weight Overall weight loss stopped in 2010. Target weight approx: 21kg (46 pounds)
Lulu currently weighs: 19kg (42 pounds).
Miss Lulupants' story has been archived but it starts here.
Lulu is super-smart and very pretty (everybody says so - including her!).