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by Patsy
31 Oct 2022, 06:21
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Sad outcome
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Sad outcome

It’s a dilemma whether to tell them on these situations.
My lady obviously felt something hadn’t been done, but trusted the vet. She said they may talk to the vet practice when they get over losing him, for the sake of other dogs and cats.
by Patsy
30 Oct 2022, 19:22
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Sad outcome
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Sad outcome

I read on another forum of a dog with maldigestion and weight loss. Scans and blood counts fine. I contacted them , but was a day too late, his quality of life was too bad. The owner was very open about the vets’ care, and had even suggested an enzyme treatment instead of the vets choice of gut supp...
by Patsy
26 Oct 2022, 19:45
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Foul Gas
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Foul Gas

Re SId/Sibo I’ve not heard of testing for it.the bowel noises and gas is from fermenting food in the gut and needs specific antibiotics . Pre and Probiotics are good , but in these cases are best used after the prescription meds to restore and maintain normal gut health.
by Patsy
26 Oct 2022, 14:44
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Foul Gas
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Foul Gas

Foul gas and rumbles that send people running out of the room is SID to me. The enzymes won’t change it. Only antibiotics can fix it.
What started it ? Hard to say, it lurks in dogs eating commercial food too. I found that the stink came before any change in the poop, so I went straight to the vet.
by Patsy
11 Oct 2022, 07:47
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: PLE ?
Replies: 24
Views: 647

Re: PLE ?

I have no experience with enzymediane because I am in the Uk. But one teaspoon with a quarter of a cup of food sounds too much time.
Can someone in the US shine a light on that for me please.Too much enzyme will be caustic and cause inflammatory problems like this surely. Though not PLE.
by Patsy
09 Oct 2022, 19:21
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: PLE ?
Replies: 24
Views: 647

Re: PLE ?

Your vet sounds sensible, and adding an antacid would help, if you check with them for the dose . With the inflammation I would not give any carrot or sweetcorn. Being indigestible, they could irritate or cause blockages. My dog had PLE when she started EPI. The PLE almost caused organ failure. Prot...
by Patsy
21 Sep 2022, 18:08
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: How do I fight this battle for my dog?
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: How do I fight this battle for my dog?

I really feel for you, we’ve all been desperate at first. Have I missed something? Is he on antibiotics for SIBO? If he has irritation in the bowel, has the vet considered using a short course of steroids,. At least they are cheap and effective for some inflammation . Does he have manic craving for ...
by Patsy
20 Sep 2022, 06:54
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: At my wits end - help please
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: At my wits end - help please

My dog refused food with enzyme powder. I tried a flat plate to dissipate the smell, and disguising it. I hand fed her. Then I used capsules which worked for her. The powder is caustic and lurks under floppy jowls, causing irritation. I’m in the the UK where we can buy ready made capsules. On anothe...
by Patsy
22 Aug 2022, 18:39
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: hi new puppy with epi
Replies: 21
Views: 892

Re: hi new puppy with epi

That’s heartbreaking.
A awful experience but you had so much love for her.
You did everything you could
by Patsy
20 Aug 2022, 16:54
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Poop 😬
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Poop 😬

Has the food got visible peas in it, that you could remove? Otherwise it’s a good food for epi. I tried the ArdenGrange dry version with my dog but it didnt agree, it had chicken oil in it.
Is the poop sometimes dark on the outside and yellow inside?