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by Olesia711
20 May 2022, 12:41
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New EPI Diagnosis - Feeling Overwhelmed...
Replies: 267
Views: 89368

Re: New EPI Diagnosis - Feeling Overwhelmed...

First, i think i would have the vet check her out to make sure nothing else is going on. This does not sound EPI related...... I would start feeding less... and see how that goes.... watch for if they both become more hungry .... or will they start to lose too much weight.... DO NOT leave enzymes fo...
by Olesia711
17 May 2022, 20:44
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Is EPI inherited?
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Is EPI inherited?

the best thing to do is just share with the breeder the "signs" of EPI and watch if any of the puppies start to develop them. Unfortunately with EPI .. as of now... we have no idea who will develop it until AFTER the puppies are born and AFTER if / they show any signs... There is no way to...
by Olesia711
17 May 2022, 20:16
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Newbie to EPI
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: Newbie to EPI

Thank you for sharing Fuzzy's story... and i LOVE the picture of him.... OMG... his facial expressions are priceless!!! What a sweet dog. So glad to hear that he is doing so much better now. And THANK YOU for the absolutely PERFECT advice.... that not everything works for each dog. Effectively treat...
by Olesia711
17 May 2022, 13:53
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Is EPI inherited?
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Is EPI inherited?

the rule of thumb at this point in time is to NOT breed the same parents to each other if they produced EPI pups... but (for now) they can be bred (with caution) to a different partner..... Over the years, my take on it is that EPI "appears" to be like high blood pressure.... some members ...
by Olesia711
17 May 2022, 10:07
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Newbie to EPI
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: Newbie to EPI

well said everyone ... thanks :)
by Olesia711
17 May 2022, 10:04
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Is EPI inherited?
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Is EPI inherited?

As Jean stated... that is the 65 million dollar question! we honestly don't know .... to date they have found "some" indication that genetics are involved, but that may not be the whole story... so we are also looking at environmental causes or something external triggering it... but we ar...
by Olesia711
15 May 2022, 14:04
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Montgomery Update
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Montgomery Update

thanks for posting Montgomery's new all home-made food regimen...... and so glad to hear that he is doing much better now!!!!!!!!
by Olesia711
14 May 2022, 12:54
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Newbie to EPI
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: Newbie to EPI

Hi Meredith and a VERY a very warm welcome to you and THunder. As Jill suggested, the first thing you want to do is get the cTLI blood test done.... which you are already planning to do. Just do NOT give any food for 12 hours prior to the blood being drawn for the TLI. ALso.... while the blood is be...
by Olesia711
13 May 2022, 20:29
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New diagnosis & Raw food
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: New diagnosis & Raw food

Wow!!! over $100 for shipping and customs... that's NUTS..... it didn't used to be like that but everything has gone crazy lately..........................
by Olesia711
13 May 2022, 13:25
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New diagnosis & Raw food
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: New diagnosis & Raw food

Hi Vanessa, thank you for sharing this and i am thrilled that our recommendations are working for Finn.... CREON is readily available and inexpensive for those that life in Canada.. so well worth trying- -especially with dogs that have a difficulty with the enzymes... and top that with the exorbitan...