Breathing problems from enzyme

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Breathing problems from enzyme

Post by Loki4114 » 17 Jul 2019, 18:53

I know this sounds crazy but since I have been feeding my dog panakare plus I have been having problems with my breathing. It has gotten so back that I have to see a specialist. Has anyone else had any respiratory systems. Thanks

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Post by jilbert57 » 17 Jul 2019, 19:18

I put Mickeys enzyme portion in capsules with a capsule filler. I used a dust/pollen mask during as I would get asthma. The mask worked for me.
My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 13, TJ is a 4 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Re: Breathing problems from enzyme

Post by Loki4114 » 17 Jul 2019, 19:42

Thank u ...I was thinking I was going crazy. I will start wearing a mask. I found information about this n printed it out to show my vet. I was thinking maybe she would put him on plant enzymes. Dont know for sure but will speak to her on Thursday. Has anyone used plant enzymes?

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Post by Tuckaboo. » 17 Jul 2019, 20:40

On the Pancreved bottle, it says to be sure and not breathe in the powder.
Tucker is a shepherd mix, and has not had a blood test for EPI. In May 2019 we started on sulfasalazine to eliminate IBS as diagnosis. Symptoms returned at end of course, so started on Tylan alone...no luck, so added enzymes, and progress was shown. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4t/day, Wonderlab B12 capsules 2/day, and Tylan 1/2 t/day. No more coprophagia, he has gained 8 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family...no more grumpies with his much smaller brother & sisters, who do not have EPI.

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Re: Breathing problems from enzyme

Post by jilbert57 » 17 Jul 2019, 21:22

The plant enzymes are not usually strong enough for a pup who has a Tli low enough to be diagnosed EPI.
Every once in awhile an EPI can get by with them.
My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 13, TJ is a 4 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Re: Breathing problems from enzyme

Post by Olesia711 » 17 Jul 2019, 23:20

I do remember one lady years ago who was extremely sensitive and really did have problems breathing when she was handling the enzymes preparing her dog's meal.... she ended up wearing a mask while doing this and then she was fine. In general i don't think it is a problem with most people.... BUT...... if you are extra sensitive to the powder for whatever reason....and are having breathing problems that you think might be related to the enzymes, i would definitely try wearing a mask.
Olesia, owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.3, Doing great 12+ years later! Once stable at 3+ months, was able to reduce enzymes to only 1/2 tsp of Enzymes (use EnzymeDiane's 6x) with each cup of food, but as she aged- -had to go back 1 tsp enzymes per cup of food. Fed various grain-free kibble+real meat, 6x pancreatin enzymes from EnzymeDiane., gave 1 tsp of coconut oil / fish oil daily .... until she developed Diabetes and she now cannot tolerate higher fat foods. Currently feed an 80% home-made diet of sweet potato, a lean meat/fish, 1/3 of a raw egg, fat free cottage cheese, fish oil+vitamins and bone meal with 20% Annamaet Lean & Grain Free kibble. This combo has regulated her Diabetes (takes Vetsulin) and EPI and is very well managed. In Feb 2013, Izzy developed a very serious condition called IMHA which she (thankfully) beat and is now in remission. This is when we discovered that she also developed Diabetes & Low Thyroid. Izzy was able to receive excellent care because of the generosity of folks on Epi4dogs! Izzy continues to wake up every day full of joy. I am not a vet. All of my suggestions/recommendations are based on personal experiences, observations, information gleaned from EPI researchers & pet parents alike, and EPI research. Please share with your vet everything we suggest.

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Re: Breathing problems from enzyme

Post by Jean » 18 Jul 2019, 04:38

I remember Brenda well and ger gas mask

our nasal cavities are very sensitive and a mask is probably the way forward

and Jills idea of the capsules is a good one



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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 use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

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


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Re: Breathing problems from enzyme

Post by Tuckaboo. » 18 Jul 2019, 05:35

I'm sorry to put this here---I did leave a reply, and I think you are onto something. Be careful not to breathe in the powder.

***I apologize for leaving these questions here, but I am new, and I need help***I cannot figure out how to make a new post. I would also like to change my username & can't figure that out, either---Sorry! I am website & forum challenged, for sure.
Tucker is a shepherd mix, and has not had a blood test for EPI. In May 2019 we started on sulfasalazine to eliminate IBS as diagnosis. Symptoms returned at end of course, so started on Tylan alone...no luck, so added enzymes, and progress was shown. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4t/day, Wonderlab B12 capsules 2/day, and Tylan 1/2 t/day. No more coprophagia, he has gained 8 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family...no more grumpies with his much smaller brother & sisters, who do not have EPI.

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Re: Breathing problems from enzyme

Post by jilbert57 » 18 Jul 2019, 09:14

Pam, you can email me at jill.epi4dogs@gmail.com and I can help if you still need it.
My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 13, TJ is a 4 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Re: Breathing problems from enzyme

Post by Jean » 18 Jul 2019, 13:46

i have also sent you a private message
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 use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

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


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