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by Riley's Mom
10 Apr 2019, 13:48
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New to EPI and surviving thanks to this forum
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: New to EPI and surviving thanks to this forum

I am so happy you found us and your pup is doing well as a result. So many vets are uninformed about EPI, it is part of Epi4Dog's mission to educate....not just helping owners of EPI pets, but the professional community as well. Some of our staff are going to the AVMA convention this Summer to do ex...
by Riley's Mom
10 Apr 2019, 09:09
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: new here, talking about my dog
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: new here, talking about my dog

Hi and welcome to the forum How are your dog's poops? That a how you can really tell how things are going with your dog. If the poops are good, not runny or frequent then your pup is probably doing well. As far as the weight goes, some dogs take a bit of time to regain their weight. If he is no long...
by Riley's Mom
09 Apr 2019, 15:56
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: New Here - Need some advice
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: New Here - Need some advice

Hi and welcome to the forum EPI is totally manageable, we can help you get there. First a few questions.... Do you know the test numbers? For both the TLI and B12? What type of enzymes are you using, how are you preparing? What type of food are you feeding? There are 4 cornerstones to managing EPI: ...
by Riley's Mom
09 Apr 2019, 08:16
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: After 4 years, can not get poop regulated again
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: After 4 years, can not get poop regulated again

Good call Ann, I totally forgot about that as a possibility. I too had to tweak my girl's enzymes up a bit after she turned 8 due to return of symptoms. Now all is well again.
by Riley's Mom
09 Apr 2019, 08:14
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Reflux
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Reflux

Some people also find long stretches between meals cause trouble, so if it's happening in the stretch between dinner and breakfast the next day, some give a little "snack" before bed.
by Riley's Mom
08 Apr 2019, 23:06
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Sassy says HI and Thank You!!!
Replies: 110
Views: 4333

Re: Sassy says HI and Thank You!!!

It might take her a little while for her ravenous behavior to subside. Her body is healing--long before you knew she had EPI, it was slowly happening. So it has been going on for a while, her body not getting the nutrients she needs. And it also depends on the dog, some are just more food driven tha...
by Riley's Mom
08 Apr 2019, 23:00
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Vaccinations and Flea control for EPI dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Vaccinations and Flea control for EPI dogs

And welcome to the family!
by Riley's Mom
08 Apr 2019, 22:56
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: After 4 years, can not get poop regulated again
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: After 4 years, can not get poop regulated again

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Barb said it all beautifully. I'm sure Bear is feeling stressed as he tries to figure out what has happened with his buddy. I too would make sure you are giving B12 either by injection or pills to address that. If things don't begin to improve I might make a vis...
by Riley's Mom
08 Apr 2019, 07:53
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Vaccinations and Flea control for EPI dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Vaccinations and Flea control for EPI dogs

It is a hot button topic, but I think like Madelon said ultimately it is a decision for you to make with your vet. I vaccinate Riley. I also feel that they are compromised already and I don't want any opportunistic infection to gain hold. But we haven't had any reactions to the shots, so I don't hav...
by Riley's Mom
06 Apr 2019, 08:56
Forum: Epi4Dogs Forum
Topic: Hannah's stool not looking so great
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: Hannah's stool not looking so great

Hi and sorry you're having troubles now..... It could be the enzyme change, some pups are sensitive to any changes at all. You say you are giving 1 1/2 tsp of the 8x, that may be a little too much. The ratio for 6x is 1 tsp per cup of food, but the ratio for 8x is 3/4 tsp per cup of food. I would st...