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by Shirl D.
07 Apr 2020, 07:28
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Joint supplements
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Joint supplements

Hi! It sounds like Yogi is doing well! You can give joint supplements. I give my Pixie (14 and has arthritis) Dasuquin with MSM, which comes as a chewable pill. She just eats it before I put her food bowl down. She also gets CBD oil for her arthritis. I put a few drops on her food and mix it in righ...
by Shirl D.
24 Mar 2020, 19:03
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Our life is a nightmare
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Our life is a nightmare

I'm so sorry to hear that Phoenix is having such a hard time. First, I wanted to know how he is doing now. Second, I would like to know how you are preparing his meals with the enzymes. The enzymes can be irritating, which is why we recommend letting the food and enzymes sit after mixing. If there i...
by Shirl D.
23 Dec 2019, 08:06
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Emergency enzymes! Need ideas now
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Emergency enzymes! Need ideas now

I've never heard of vinegar as an enzyme substitute, but papaya has a lot of enzymes in it. That would be along the lines of the plant-based enzymes, which can help in a pinch but aren't strong enough for long term use for our EPI dogs.
by Shirl D.
23 Dec 2019, 08:04
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: new food trial
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: new food trial

Pam, I hear you about the food...I have 3 dogs, and it's a whole lot easier to feed them all the same thing. My EPI dog, Pixie, will decide she doesn't want to eat her own food occasionally, and when this happens, she's convinced the other 2 are eating something better. lol! I can't imaging how hard...
by Shirl D.
22 Dec 2019, 14:04
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: new food trial
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: new food trial

Hi Pam, Just wanted to check in and see if you have stuck with the new food and how Tucker is doing on it? The rule is that most EPI dogs don't do well with more than 4% fiber, or rice in their food, but there are always exceptions. I do think that the color of the food can change the color of the p...
by Shirl D.
22 Dec 2019, 13:59
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Emergency enzymes! Need ideas now
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Emergency enzymes! Need ideas now

You might have better luck at a health food store if you have any near you. Beyond that, my best suggestions are to call Enzyme Diane and see if she can possibly send the enzymes more quickly, or check out the ideas on this page on the website. https://epi4dogs.com/emergency-enzymes/

Good luck!
by Shirl D.
23 Apr 2019, 19:11
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Guess who is turning 15 tomorrow, Tue 4/23?!?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: Guess who is turning 15 tomorrow, Tue 4/23?!?!

Happy Birthday, Handsome Romeo!! There's nothing like the love of an old dog. I am willing to bet you made sure his birthday today has been the best one yet!
by Shirl D.
05 Feb 2019, 22:30
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Worried about Sophie, 2 yr.old Sheltie with EPI
Replies: 27
Views: 3756

Re: Worried about Sophie, 2 yr.old Sheltie with EPI

Hi Sarah, The first thing that really stands out to me is that the food you are feeding (Royal Canin) is almost never tolerated well by an EPI dog. I'm not sure about her old favorites, either, because some of their foods have rice (typically not tolerated by EPI dogs). It sounds like her stomach is...
by Shirl D.
30 Jan 2019, 07:27
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Razzie 14 year old
Replies: 13
Views: 2003

Re: Razzie 14 year old

Hi Cheryl, and welcome to the forum. I think Jean meant hello, too, not hell! LOL! Unless the hell was a commentary on all it sounds like you've been through. Make sure when you give us the story that you tell us the specific enzyme you're using, how much and how you use it, what food and how much f...
by Shirl D.
08 Jan 2019, 22:05
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Eating own poo
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: Eating own poo

Hi Fiona, I have had to increase Pixie's enzymes twice in the 7 years we've had her as she's gotten older. I would start with 1/8th tsp increase, and give it 3-5 days to see if there is any difference. You can increase again then if you see some improvement but not enough. Wouldn't it be nice if we ...