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by Madelon
16 Jun 2021, 20:19
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Need Tips for Using Bagged Enzymes
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Need Tips for Using Bagged Enzymes

Hi Cindy Welcome to you and Dixie. I'm glad you are seeing results so quickly! While it's okay to treat as if EPI for a short time, we do not recommend treating as if EPI without having the cTLI blood test run because EPI can mimic many other dog conditions which left untreated can be fatal. As for ...
by Madelon
15 Jun 2021, 05:33
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Mouth irritation from enzymes or allergies?
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Mouth irritation from enzymes or allergies?

Hi Erin - welcome to our EPI family. You've been given great suggestions already on how to deal with a sore mouth. If it doesn't appear to be an allergy but likely from the enzymes - another trick you can try is grinding the kibble in a blender - I know it's yet another step to take BUT for some of ...
by Madelon
11 Jun 2021, 20:42
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Mental health n logistics
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: Mental health n logistics

Great update! Thank you for sharing - now you can enjoy those doggie kisses LOL
by Madelon
31 May 2021, 22:26
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: 2 Year old GSD not gaining weight
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: 2 Year old GSD not gaining weight

Hi and welcome to our EPI family! Just a little back story on my GSD, Doc - he was diagnosed at 3 mos old with a HORRIBLE case of coccidia - took two rounds of antibiotics to clear it, and had a bladder infection - then he was tested for EPI due to the diarrhea was diagnosed with SID (small intestin...
by Madelon
31 May 2021, 22:16
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Newly Diagnoised
Replies: 66
Views: 2548

Re: Newly Diagnoised

I used to give Doc antlers but when I saw how easily some splintered I stopped giving them - worried that he would ingest shards and it would cut him on the inside - I am a helicopter mom through and through LOL. I am a HUGE advocate of mind games - there is an enrichment group on FB - I can't remem...
by Madelon
31 May 2021, 21:58
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Phoebe, Chronic Pancreatitis and Voracious/Starving
Replies: 119
Views: 4334

Re: Phoebe, Chronic Pancreatitis and Voracious/Starving

Wish I could offer some suggestions but I have on experience with pancreatitis. I do give Doc Omeprazole 30 minutes before every meal which seems to help him. I can say though in testing my theories of B12 and other things with him - I keep the journal noting what I'm giving and the results and then...
by Madelon
31 May 2021, 21:47
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Liz's "stinky" Piper
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Liz's "stinky" Piper

Yep being pregnant does not help the matter as your sense of smell is probably better than the best drug sniffing K-9 LOL. Researchers believe the smell is basically from putrification in the gut of the rotting food - ie SID (small intestinal dysbiosis) which means there is something within the four...
by Madelon
25 May 2021, 20:26
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: EPI?? maybe yes, maybe no
Replies: 27
Views: 832

Re: EPI?? maybe yes, maybe no

Hi Tony! Sorry I haven't been back to respond - my son graduated high school Friday so life has been crazy and then back to my full time job on Monday. Anyway, glad you increased the enzymes - the enzymes you are using are the correct kind but you DEFINITELY want to start with 1 level teaspoon per c...
by Madelon
19 May 2021, 21:34
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Newly Diagnoised
Replies: 66
Views: 2548

Re: Newly Diagnoised

I'm a big no on the rawhide personally. I had a Boston Terrier who I used to give raw hides to and I had to pull a huge soggy piece that had been lodged in his throat - scared me to death - that was over 20yrs ago - every vet I've ever had has said no to rawhide.
by Madelon
19 May 2021, 21:17
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: EPI?? maybe yes, maybe no
Replies: 27
Views: 832

Re: EPI?? maybe yes, maybe no

Hi Tony! Welcome to our EPI family. Thank you for posting the test results as that REALLY helps. So Jasper is in the area that we call SEPI - where he may be heading towards EPI - here is the link to the information from our website https://epi4dogs.com/tli-test-not-quite-epi/. When your dog falls w...