Dr. David A. Williams, MA VetMB, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM, Diplomate ECVIM, a Professor at the University of Illinois, would like to develop a research project to evaluate what causes the foul odor that develops in some dogs or cats with EPI when they are treated with pancreatic enzymes, and how best this problem can be treated. As a prelude to this work we would like to more precisely characterize the "odor" that some EPI pet owners experiences when EPI treatment commences. Our long term goal is to work with Dr. Williams to identify the cause of this odor and establish effective strategies to eliminate the order.
WE WOULD LIKE EVERY OWNER OF AN EPI DOG TO RESPOND ....EVEN IF YOUR DOG HAS NEVER EXPERIENCED AN ODOR PROBLEM
... IN WHICH CASE YOU ONLY NEED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-6
EnzymeDiane and epi4dogs.com are presenting this survey to both their membership, and hopefully, through media-network, other EPI owners will also participate. The only thing we ask of you is to please fill out this survey only once.
If "NO" your EPI pet did not experience any odor.... Thanks for helping us out ...... the survey is over for you. (there is one little glitch with this... it will not allow you to submit the survey unless you check "No Odor" in this section... then submit and you are done! )
Where around the dog (or cat) was the odor apparent? Please select all that apply. Around the muzzle Around the entire head Just the breath Around the entire body The dog (or cat's) bedding and other interactive articles The room/your house /your belongings No odor
If "YES" your EPI pet did experience an odor.... Please continue helping us out with the remaining questions in this survey.
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey. A summary of the responses will be posted on: