Stomach rumbles

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AngelaRush
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Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Pet name: Lola
My name: Angela

Re: Stomach rumbles

Post by AngelaRush » 23 Jun 2021, 21:06

I’m sorry, I have another question. Do you have to heat the water up? When it’s “warm”, do you have to heat it up or is room temperature from a bottle okay? We have received different answers.

We are also going to try the slippery bark, any suggestions on the serving size of that?

Thank you again!!

Tuckaboo Pam
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Pet name: Tucker
My name: Pam H.

Re: Stomach rumbles

Post by Tuckaboo Pam » 24 Jun 2021, 05:38

To me, temperature is a grey area because what some may consider warm, may be too hot. Too high a temperature will deactivate (or destroy?) the enzymes. I take cold broth from the fridge, add hot water from the tap, and bring it up to "about" room temperature. A little warmer is probably ok, but not by much. Cold liquid deactivates the enzymes, too.

Slippery elm bark is a great idea. WonderLabs loose powder is what I use, and you can find your dosage here:
https://epi4dogs.com/slippery-elm/ , along with other information. It looks like Lola should get 1/2 teaspoon/ day, but it is also stated that with slippery elm sometimes less is more.

Tucker, 80 pounds, does well on 1/4 teaspoon a day, separated over each of his meals.

Great Questions!!! ---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd/lab mix; he has tested positive on the ScheBo test for EPI, as well as the fasting TLI. Results--- TLI 1.3, Folate 9.7, Cobalamin 666, Lipase 38. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4 teaspoons/day, Wonderlab B12 one capsule per day, slippery elm 1/8 teaspoon twice/day, and Tylan 1/16 teaspoon twice/day (to hold SID at bay). Sport Dog Elite, herding dogs 3 1/2 cups/day. No more poop eating, has gone from 60 to 80 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family, though a bit of a stinker, if you ask the other dogs. Tucker is my boyfriend, and my husband is OK with that.

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