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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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Tuckaboo.
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Posts: 111
Country: United States
State: Florida
Pet name: Tucker

Thanks for your kindness.

Post by Tuckaboo. » 19 Jul 2019, 18:15

I am so touched by the support this group has given me in just two days, and reading others' stories and responses is so heartwarming. I am a lowly preschool teacher, but I am donating what I can, and will do more when school starts. Thank you so much.
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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jilbert57
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Posts: 717
Country: United States
State: Washington

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Post by jilbert57 » 19 Jul 2019, 19:07

Hi. I was reading your profile and it said your dog is confirmed EPI but you have not had a Tli test done yet? What is your vet going off of just symptoms? I think $440 is a lot. I just run labs and add on Tli.
You just ask questions, if we can help out that's great.
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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Madelon
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Posts: 648
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
State: Tennessee
Pet name: Doc

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Post by Madelon » 19 Jul 2019, 21:20

That is so very kind of you. We all know what it's like to feel overwhelmed and lost in the beginning of EPI and having a group such as this with people willing to reach out and help guide you through is such an amazing thing.
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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