Vaccinations and Flea control for EPI dogs

Epi4Dogs Foundation Inc.’s mission is the advancement of science and education relating to EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency), yielding useful insights and positive outcomes in better managing EPI in dogs and cats. Our goals are to support and/or collaborate with veterinary EPI research and researchers, and to promote EPI awareness by educating the general public, pet owners, pet organizations, rescue and shelter organizations, veterinary schools and veterinarians.
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Riley's Mom
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Re: Vaccinations and Flea control for EPI dogs

Post by Riley's Mom » 08 Apr 2019, 23:00

And welcome to the family!
Elisabeth

Riley is a 10 year old Labradoodle. She was diagnosed with EPI in 2014.
She currently eats Taste of the Wild, I cup in the morning, 2 cups in the evening, each meal with 1 Wonderlabs B12 sprinkled over her dinner. Enzymes are EnzymeDiane, 1 tsp per cup of food, mixed in home made bone broth. No other supplements or meds at this time.
Riley currently weighs about 44 pounds, which is pretty heavy for her.

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Re: Vaccinations and Flea control for EPI dogs

Post by Ruby » 18 Jun 2019, 22:00

Hi, I will just share my experiences with you. Take it for what it is worth to you. If you don't need flea and tick control I wouldn't and hadn't used it on 3 of my animals . Two dogs and one cat. Never had a problem with fleas or ticks. I feel that less is best. I don't like to do something for them if there is no problem. To me it why put any chemicals on them.

On the other had my EPI dog now can not tolerate Advantage II she gets itchy and starts losing her hair. So since she did have fleas I sat with her and comb through her hair taking off fleas everyday. vacuumed everyday used natural things and the fleas left. My other dog at the same time I used Advantage II the fleas weren't leaving...so I looked on line it said you can give you dog the same medication after 14 days even called the rep of Advantage and was told I could use it again on my dog same thing. Well, my dog not an EPI dog over the next few weeks started to cough , lost his appetite for a week or so and then became disorientated and would stand in my living room not knowing where we were and would bark, bark, bark. That had gone on for months ( I never gave him anymore) He still is not totally the same as far of wondering where we are from time to time that was never ever him. I then after a few months used Frontline instead. He started itching and then his skin became very flakey ..... So I stopped that he is now flea free because I did natural things. Too much to go into now. SO MY THOUGHT ON ALL THIS FLEA MEDS IS DON'T USE IT IF YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE TO. ESPECIALLY IN COLD WEATHER. Hope this helps a little. Good luck

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Re: Vaccinations and Flea control for EPI dogs

Post by Riley's Mom » 18 Jun 2019, 22:13

We are like family Richard, and glad you're a part of it now!
Elisabeth

Riley is a 10 year old Labradoodle. She was diagnosed with EPI in 2014.
She currently eats Taste of the Wild, I cup in the morning, 2 cups in the evening, each meal with 1 Wonderlabs B12 sprinkled over her dinner. Enzymes are EnzymeDiane, 1 tsp per cup of food, mixed in home made bone broth. No other supplements or meds at this time.
Riley currently weighs about 44 pounds, which is pretty heavy for her.

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