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by Paige's Guardian
10 Jul 2019, 07:23
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Grain free food and heart problems
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Grain free food and heart problems

Hi all, I have waded through much of the research available...not too much but there is a FB page run by vets and vet cardiologists that has all the research in one place. So, have gone through that. I am posting a link to an interview with Dr. Josh Stern one of the original researchers on the DCM G...
by Paige's Guardian
04 Jul 2019, 07:51
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Grain free food and heart problems
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Grain free food and heart problems

I have been reading labels for years because I have 1 lab that is allergic to poultry and my Great Dane with malabsorption is allergic to PEAS. So, in that time trying to avoid PEAS has become more and more difficult. And, with PEAS, the formulas are now including pea fiber, pea protein, pea starch,...
by Paige's Guardian
23 Jun 2019, 06:29
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New Non EPI Member of the Family
Replies: 19
Views: 763

Re: New Non EPI Member of the Family

Hi, I have that multiple dog household.....1 Great Dane, 3 labs. I saw your question on how to get your EPI dog to eat his food in a more timely manner.....and, I thought my Dane was the slowest eater. When her SID is under control she has a great appetite but still slow. For my Dane, I use a mix-in...
by Paige's Guardian
11 Jun 2019, 07:50
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New Non EPI Member of the Family
Replies: 19
Views: 763

Re: New Non EPI Member of the Family

I have 4 dogs: 3 labs with normal lab appetites and a Great Dane with malabsorption that gets enzymes, tylan and a whole host of other "things" in her homemade meal. I feed the Dane in my room, separate from the labs. I give her time to eat. She is super slow in eating but when she is done, she is d...
by Paige's Guardian
10 Jun 2019, 09:17
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Non-EPI Related Pancreatitis Question
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Non-EPI Related Pancreatitis Question

My 8yo Great Dane had a few episodes of Pancreatitis and the last one started last year in June....she has been on a homemade diet for the past year -- very low fat. Each time I try to introduce a little oil, she vomits and loses her appetite. Vets no longer do lab work since she has been worse in t...
by Paige's Guardian
25 May 2019, 12:13
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: 3 yr old Dalmatian, cant figure out whats wrong
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: 3 yr old Dalmatian, cant figure out whats wrong

My Dane had normal stools almost immediately when we switched her food and added enzymes. Now, as she has gotten older. she has had issues with yellow stools just this past year. For her, the only thing that works is Tylan powder.

I am sure others will chime in as the day progresses.

Conny
by Paige's Guardian
24 Apr 2019, 06:59
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Reflux
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Reflux

My Dane has malabsorption, chronic pancreatitis and SID. She cannot go long stretches between meals. She doesn't always make it until I get home from work. We have tried many things over the years to reduce reflux but she gets nausea between meals and will vomit bile. We have tried pepcid 2x/day and...
by Paige's Guardian
22 Apr 2019, 19:53
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: TLI is LESS than 1
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: TLI is LESS than 1

You are in good hands. This is the best website for information and sounds like you have a vet that is knowledgeable.

No worries. Recommend using a journal to write down food, enzymes and poop quality to help keep it all straight.

Conny
by Paige's Guardian
22 Apr 2019, 09:37
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: The Honest Kitchen--NEW, Whole Food Clusters
Replies: 6
Views: 389

The Honest Kitchen--NEW, Whole Food Clusters

Great company with many varieties that do not have peas. However..... New product: Whole food clusters. All 3 formulas have peas as the 3rd ingredient and Fiber is 5%. This might not be a great choice for your EPI dog but might be a good option for dogs that do not have EPI. Currently, not yet avail...
by Paige's Guardian
31 Mar 2019, 11:56
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: BLOAT----GDV familiarize yourself with the symptoms again
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: BLOAT----GDV familiarize yourself with the symptoms again

Jake went back to the vet on Thursday night since he wasn't eating. Very weird for a lab not wanting to eat. Vet gave him Hill's Prescription A/D and he ate right out of her hands. Also, took him off the Fentanyl patch which I think was the main issue. He is back to eating but small meals 3-4x/day. ...