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by Ehellriegel
24 Apr 2020, 15:20
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Any Experience with Raw Diet?
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Any Experience with Raw Diet?

That's just what I needed, thank you so much!!

As for incubating, did you just mix the enzymes straight into the meal and let it sit as with kibble? Do I need to add any water or does the food have enough moisture to absorb the enzymes?

Thanks!!
Eleanor and Fi
by Ehellriegel
22 Apr 2020, 12:01
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Any Experience with Raw Diet?
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Any Experience with Raw Diet?

Hello everyone! Now that we have gotten Fi's poops/SID back under control, we are thinking about switching her to a raw diet. We had tried it once before her diagnosis with little success (probably because we tried a cold-turkey switch and started with chicken - both no-no's that we now understand d...
by Ehellriegel
13 Apr 2020, 13:17
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Eating Poop Again
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Eating Poop Again

Thank you for all of the responses! Her poops have firmed up back to normal over the weekend, I think it was the fish oil. Unfortunately, the fish oil seemed to work so much better for her allergies than the coconut oil does, so I am going to try to gradually add it in maybe once a day instead of th...
by Ehellriegel
10 Apr 2020, 09:34
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Joint supplements
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Joint supplements

Hello! I use TriActa for joint supplementation! It is a powder that I put directly on my dog's food once a day, and have been doing so since she was about 3 months old! I have a GSD, and it is widely known that they have join issues as they get older so I followed my breeder's recommendation to supp...
by Ehellriegel
10 Apr 2020, 09:06
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Eating Poop Again
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Eating Poop Again

Good morning! I haven't posted anything in a while because we have been on a very good path in managing Fi's EPI. We just moved into our new home with a big fenced in backyard, and we quickly discovered that Fi is back to her old habits of eating her own poop. She doesn't want it until it is a coupl...
by Ehellriegel
20 Mar 2020, 11:47
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Peeing ALOT...AGAIN..
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Peeing ALOT...AGAIN..

Hey Kellie! I have the same issue with my female GSD, Fi. I have been worried over the past few weeks that she might have a UTI since she is peeing so much more frequently and also licking herself a lot, but we got a urinalysis done with post-op bloodwork and she was perfectly clear of any infection...
by Ehellriegel
16 Mar 2020, 09:51
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New Diagnosis - GSD Puppy
Replies: 51
Views: 2441

Re: New Diagnosis - GSD Puppy

Good morning, Everyone! We have some updates on Fi. Her surgery went well, no complications or anything. She vomited once that night following surgery, but it was likely the anesthesia's effect. However, the next morning, she had a seizure which prompted a follow-up visit to the vet. Scariest experi...
by Ehellriegel
12 Mar 2020, 10:08
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New Diagnosis - GSD Puppy
Replies: 51
Views: 2441

Re: New Diagnosis - GSD Puppy

Olesia, Thank you so much for that reply, that's honestly what I was starting to think as well. Her stools have been off and on perfectly firm and a little soft, and her tummy has been a little more noisy lately than it usually is. Nothing crazy, can hear it from the other side of the room noisy, bu...
by Ehellriegel
11 Mar 2020, 07:57
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New Diagnosis - GSD Puppy
Replies: 51
Views: 2441

Re: New Diagnosis - GSD Puppy

She has gained 4lbs since diagnosis, so about 1lb per week if we don't count the couple weeks it took to get her stabilized. She is up to 56lbs from 52, but she should be around 75lbs when she is done growing. She has always been a slow grower though, never putting on more than about a pound per wee...
by Ehellriegel
10 Mar 2020, 10:03
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New Diagnosis - GSD Puppy
Replies: 51
Views: 2441

Re: New Diagnosis - GSD Puppy

Good morning, everyone! We have been smooth sailing until two days ago when Fi decided she doesn't like the taste of her food as much as she used to. There are too many factors at the moment, so I'm trying to figure out which one it is. We had her on 4 cups per day (2c per meal) of Sport Dog Elite B...