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by Patsy
26 Jan 2020, 12:57
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New Diagnosis, looking for help/advice
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: New Diagnosis, looking for help/advice

Boxers are prone to gut trouble, but at least you have an epi diagnosis. Everyone on this forum joined when they and their dog or cat were absolutely desperate and tearful. For a start, your dog hasn’t lost much weight yet.. so don’t despair. I’m in the UK, so I can’t comment on how much enzymes cos...
by Patsy
26 Jan 2020, 12:27
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Yellow firm poo
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Yellow firm poo

He’s beautiful. I am commenting about the Chemeyes enzymes, which I happily used for years. It is a UK product, and all UK and European enzymes are made differently. We never ever have to incubate them. The food will be unpleasant and no self respecting dog will touch it, If you have got the capsule...
by Patsy
26 Jan 2020, 05:20
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: John with Tasha- chronic pancreatitis-panting
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: John with Tasha- chronic pancreatitis-panting

Hello John I haven’t experienced pancreatitis in dogs, but mine developed all Tasha symptoms when she first became ill. It was described as protein losing enteropathy. The fluid in the abdomen (ascites) presses on the heart, making them pant. It is a description of the condition caused by a list of ...
by Patsy
25 Nov 2019, 06:59
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Stable for couple of years, now relapsing
Replies: 14
Views: 2188

Re: Stable for couple of years, now relapsing

I sympathise with little dog problems, though mine is a hefty 9lb poodle cross, non epi. She had dreadful fleas a couple of years ago, whichFrontline didn’t work on, nor shampoos. I eventually was persuaded by the vet to give her Simparica. He said he’d never seen any dogs with side effects, despite...
by Patsy
24 Nov 2019, 18:10
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Trainee Police Dog Rana - UK
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

Re: Trainee Police Dog Rana - UK

Nature diet has a good reputation. My Marti did well with fishy flavours. Forthglade smuggle peas in, which Epi dogs aren’t good with. Also bear in mind that if you are avoiding chicken, the turkey might be too similar. I guess you might be needing 3 wet packs a day. I hope this works, but I still t...
by Patsy
23 Nov 2019, 12:07
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Trainee Police Dog Rana - UK
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

Re: Trainee Police Dog Rana - UK

Re blood in poo, it is not an epi symptom, because it signifies a sore part of the gut. Epi is the pancreas problem causing the lack of digestive enzymes. But it does happen as well. Jeans question is relevant because bright blood comes from the bum end of the large intestines, and dark red from the...
by Patsy
22 Nov 2019, 05:17
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Poorly poohs
Replies: 11
Views: 1249

Re: Poorly poohs

Maybe tylan isn’t effective bug, this bug, ask for oxytetracycline.
It could also be a bacteria from puddles with all the rain we’ve had, loads of animal/ bird poo.
What colour is the poo?
I don’t think extra enzymes will help, the gut spasms just blast everything through.
by Patsy
16 Nov 2019, 19:28
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: 10+ weeks of green diarrhea-struggling
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: 10+ weeks of green diarrhea-struggling

What are you feeding at the moment, some vet suggestions don’t help epi. Some dogs can’t cope with chicken at all. You could try fish in your mash Olesia said previously that the green colour indicates fast transit of food. So the guts are thrashing around, and the mucous and blood indicates damage ...
by Patsy
16 Nov 2019, 09:11
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New Member Introduction- Help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1347

Re: New Member Introduction- Help needed

I hope you catch Jean on the phone , she’s not the least bit intimidating! You name it, Kara had it, and Jeans vet is one of the top gastrointestinal experts in the country. From my experience, Lypex never caused vomiting, so there may be something else happening.it could be a gut infection, acid in...
by Patsy
13 Nov 2019, 19:17
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New Member Introduction- Help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1347

Re: New Member Introduction- Help needed

Hello to you and Jazz from Sheffield. Flat coated retrievers are beautiful. At last you have the diagnosis , so you will gradually get a full return to condition , once the effects of malnutrition are beaten. It seems heavy going at first, but becomes a routine. Enzymes are for ever, with occasional...