Need help gaining weight on our Lab

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Re: Need help gaining weight on our Lab

Post by Madelon » 26 Jun 2019, 21:59

Glad you are going to have the EPI test done - be sure your dog is fasted for at least 12hrs and have the blood drawn on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday - they should test B12 and Folate at the same time. If your dog does have EPI, the B12 included in any enzyme or probiotic is not going to be enough. EPI dogs cannot maintain B12 on their own and require B12 supplementing for life and we recommend either B12 shots or WonderLabs Pet Factor B12. Please keep us posted on the results.
MADELON and Doc. DX EPI and SIBO: 5/22/2015
Test Results: (1st) 7/2014 = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate > 24; (2nd) 5/2015 = TLI < .4, B12 406; Folate >24; (3rd) 10/2015 TLI < .4; B12 >1000; Folate 14.4. Prior to DX: May 2014 (2mos) - DX coccidia/bladder infection; July 2014 (3mos) 1st EPI test = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate >24 - Dx SIBO not EPI; Feb 2015 thru May 2015 - weight loss only; May 2015 vomitted several times, diarrhea and eating poop. Regimen: 4 cups Sport Dog Food Elite Herding - Diane 6x 1tsp per cup; 1 WonderLab PetFactor B12 2x day; 1/2tsp Slippery Elm 2xday; Multivitamin; 1 Zyrtec 10mg 2x day; Salmon Oil

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Re: Need help gaining weight on our Lab

Post by Tuckaboo. » 18 Jul 2019, 05:43

Hello from FL. Just want to say, my Tucker did not respond to enzymes until Tylan was added. Best of luck with your little love bug. <3
Tucker is a shepherd/lab mix, adopted on craigslist; he has tested positive on the ScheBo test for EPI. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 3 teaspoons/day, Wonderlab B12 capsules 1/day, and Tylan 1/5 teaspoon/day. Thriving on Sport Dog Food Elite/Herding Dog. No more coprophagia, his weight is steady, and he is a happy member of the family, if a bit of a bully with his four siblings from time to time. Tucker is my boyfriend, and my husband is OK with that.

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Re: Need help gaining weight on our Lab

Post by Jean » 18 Jul 2019, 06:19

Thanks for that Pam same here with Kara
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

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


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