The following are actual Testimonials by actual EPI parents about specific Dog Food products they have tried with their EPi dogs with great success.
My GSD, Doc, was diagnosed with EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) in May 2015 at 13mos old after losing almost 20lbs. With the help of EPI4DOGS, I started him on Pancreatin 6x enzymes (EnzymeDiane), Tylan antibiotics and PetFactor B12. I had to switch his food to fit the guidelines for an EPI dog of 4% fiber or less and grain free. Although Doc quickly gained his weight back and then some, he became extremely itchy and was plagued with yeast and bacterial infections in his ears, paws and all over his body. He also developed cysts in between his toes and metatarsal/metacarpal fistulas and was pooping 4-6x a day and they were huge piles. The vet bills and medicines were draining me financially not to mention that poor Doc was miserable. I used the NutriScan food sensitivity test and serum blood test and discovered he was sensitive to several foods, including fish and chicken. I once again switched his food and his issues seemed to clear up for the most part; however, he was still pooping 4-6x a day, huge piles which were somewhat formed but very soft. I knew he needed a lower fiber food to help his poops but could not find one that did not contain some of the foods he was reactive to. After trying about 15 different foods another member of our EPI4DOGS group mentioned he had just learned of an amazing food made in Italy that had extensive research into what causes pet allergies to protein sources – it was Forza10 Legend. After seeing that it fit the guidelines for an EPI dog and that it had only 1.5% fiber – which is a HUGE plus for EPI dogs – I was somewhat skeptical because it contained chicken and anchovy but I read the research behind it and it made total sense to me. Because I live in Tennessee I was unable to purchase it here as it was only being sold in the NorthEast, however, I reached out to your company and was blown away by how compassionate and helpful you were. I was able to find a retailer in Vermont who was willing to ship the food to me. I noticed an IMMEDIATE change in Doc’s poop when I switched him to Forza10 Legend – he only poops 2-3x a day and they are perfect, formed segmented logs!!! I couldn’t believe it!! And on top of the perfect poop he has had no reaction to the chicken in the food, which is further proof to your research. Doc has been on the Forza10 Legend for almost 4 months and he will NEVER be on a different food – it has made a huge difference in his life and mine!! He does not have any skin infections, no itching, a beautiful shiny coat (important for a solid black GSD) and perfect poops!! I cannot thank you enough for this food.
This UK commercial dog food product was recommended by 2 (Jean with Kara, and Gillian with Wallace) of our UK EPI members: