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MelC
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Country: United Kingdom - England
Pet name: Meg
My name: Mel

? relapse

Post by MelC » 25 Jan 2022, 03:13

Hello all my dog Meg has had EPI for approximately 18 months. After the initial issues things had settled down and she was doing really well sticking to the same food and enzyme capsules.
However over the past week she has been needed to go out during the night at least twice and to poo and they have been sloppy. She still has an appetite and is wanting to go out for walks.
Does this happen a lot and any advice on how to get her on track would be appreciated. We will take her to the vets but found the vet to not be that knowledgeable on EPI the first time around.
many thanks
Mel

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jilbert57
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Post by jilbert57 » 25 Jan 2022, 09:15

Mel, how old is Meg? Sometimes as they age the enzyme amount needs to increase a little I see you are using Lypex. Our UK members might help with that increase if need be.
Is Maddie still getting daily B12 supplement?
Is there tummy rumblings and gas? Wondering if SID/SIBO is at work here.
Also please share any information from this website with your vet. The more we can help educate the better!

Jill
My name is Jill and we live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. We currently have one pup. TJ is a 5 year old Jack Russell.

Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.
He lived from 6/99 - 8/2014

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.

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Jean
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Pet name: Kara, lost 10th May 2019
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Post by Jean » 25 Jan 2022, 12:35

Good evening from Liverpool

I see we have talked before on the forum and you use Lypex,

can you tell me what level of Lypex you give, and to what amount of food, and how often

Has ANYTHING else changed ? maybe the food formula

I will happily talk to you by phone if that helps

do you use any antibiotics for bacterial overgrowth bugs and do you give any b12 supplement

Jeanx
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

I am the Forum Director which I am very proud of

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We used Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


Jeanx

MelC
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Country: United Kingdom - England
Pet name: Meg
My name: Mel

Re: ? relapse

Post by MelC » 26 Jan 2022, 12:09

I thank you both for your replies.

Meg is 4, she has been doing so well just on Chappie twice a day with onelypex capsule each time and a bit of keffir.

her weight was back up to pre illness and she was energetic and happy.

she has just been struggling a lot the past week. we have a vets appointment tomorrow and although they try, their knowledge is limited on EPI

thanks again

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