Since the beginning, epi4dogs has been very dedicated in bringing about awareness to EPI. In 7 years we, epi4dogs and it's membership, has achieved many accomplishments in this arena and we continue to do so. So many good things have happened that it was decided that it is time to devote an on-going section exclusively dedicated to our
EPI Awareness Efforts and to say thanks to each and everyone of you who have made all this possible!!!
Craig (Ms. Lulupant's companion in Australia) is literally changing the way vets treat EPI in Australia and Craig is also responsible for encouraging pet supply stores in Australia to start carrying a variety of grain-free foods for dogs!
Anderson (Bonbon's companion in Indonesia) has vets contacting him personally with EPI clients because they do not have the correct treatment and/or tests readily available and Anderson has learned how to manage "with out" and is helping others.
Devika (Mahi's companion in India) well.... i'll just share her news with you
I have the best news! As the ones following Mahi's story will know - we have struggled long and hard to get the right medicines and enzymes for Mahi and we wouldn't be where we are today -
making slow, plodding progress towards putting on weight and tackling SIBO - if it hadn't been for all of you who have encouraged me and helped me and always pushed me so that I could
do my best for Mahi.
A part of our journey with EPI has been to make sure that we spread the word here in India - where this condition is largely unknown and more often than not - completely missed. I work
with my own vet here in our little town and finally, after a lot of pushing, managed to expand this to towns around us. Today I got a call from a vet who practices in a town three hours away
and we had a long discussion about EPI and how they were seeing more and more EPI-like symptoms in the dogs in this area - obviously inbreeding is playing a big part.
Most importantly, I seem to have convinced him to switch the enzyme from what we were using earlier (Enzar Forte) to the one you all urged me to find - Creon!! That is such a big step forward
for all the EPI dogs that are under his care!! Can you imagine how many dogs he can help? He said they were discussing EPI in the Regional Veterinarian Hospital and that he would bring up
Creon at their next meeting and also discuss SIBO and B12!!
Pats on the back all round guys! Another step forward...Devika
Sally (Dutch's companion in Nova Scotia)... her story: