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Re: Allergies to enzymes

Posted: 15 Aug 2019, 19:32
by jilbert57
WooHoo! That is great!
It might be good to keep a daily journal of food, meds, in case something causes a disrupt.

https://epi4dogs.com/epi-log/

Jill

Re: Allergies to enzymes

Posted: 15 Aug 2019, 21:19
by Paulag
Good idea Jill! Tks for the link

Re: Allergies to enzymes

Posted: 16 Aug 2019, 03:54
by Jean
sadly its trial and error at the start of this journey

we had enteric coated enzymes at the beginning

Lypex, but it was too expensive, and over here, Creon is probably not available for pets

so keep your diary , note everything down, and change one thing at a time

I cried when Kara had her first proper poo

Jean

Re: Allergies to enzymes

Posted: 16 Aug 2019, 16:07
by Patsy
Happy poo dance time! I remember Marti’s first good poo. I knew then she wasn’t going to die despite her other issues.
If what you’re doing works, don’t change anything yet.

Re: Allergies to enzymes

Posted: 16 Aug 2019, 16:24
by Patsy
That’s correct. Our website section on it says to try SE before an trying antibiotic course. Lyra obviously needs tylan, so you could cut out the slippery elm for now. It says if you do need to use it the amount for Lyra is half a teaspoon.
I’ve only used it when my other dog had blood in his stools, from something else. SE produces a slimy coating which protects sore or ulcerated gut, so that it is unaffected by strong gut digestive acids, and heals really quickly. Epi doesn’t usually do this.

Re: Allergies to enzymes

Posted: 16 Aug 2019, 20:55
by Paulag
Interesting Patsy

Re: Allergies to enzymes

Posted: 18 Aug 2019, 18:28
by Tuckaboo.
I can't find my comment, but want to apologize for mentioning enzymes. The root of your question was your lungs, and I had forgotten that. ----Pam

Re: Allergies to enzymes

Posted: 18 Aug 2019, 20:54
by Madelon
Happy poop dance!! The daily log is a life saver - we are 4 1/2yrs in and I can't tell you how many times I've had to refer back to the log to figure things out. It also helped me figure out his non-related food sensitivities and environmental allergies.

Re: Allergies to enzymes

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 01:15
by Ruby
Hi,
I had a similar problem as you have experienced. I Couldn't use the powder either.
This is what I did and it has worked out for 9 years so far.

For each meal. (twice a day) I take two capsules of Creon (10,000 each) in the palm of my had put some water in my hand put my hand out to my dog and she licks them up. The water keeps them from sticking and she it doesn't get stuck on her mouth or in her throat. I feed her Earthborn Great Plaines Feast ..... 2 cups sometimes even 2 3/4 cups for her size. I add a little water to the kibble and make it moist and dump the water out. I even put her B12 with intrinsic factor in her bowl add a drop of pumpkin 100% pure from the supermarket. I keep the rest of the pumpkin in the refrigerator for about 7 days then I change and use a new can.

I never had to open a capsule or ever used a mask...... just the capsules as they come from the bottle.

I also, give my dog about 1/16 of a teaspoon of Primal Defense probiotics every few days. Took much and whew leave the room lol

I hope some of this help make things more pleasant for you and your dog. It works .......and you will be feeling better yourself.

Re: Allergies to enzymes

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 04:41
by Jean
THANKS EVERYONE

This is the reason that the forum is so valuable

people share their experiences, as my vet said "you are with me for maybe 30 minutes, you are with your pet 24/7, so you know what the score is"

open to everything

Kara shed her bowel because of SIBO/SID, that was horrible but I was reassured that the bowel recovers quickly, and on mashed potato and scrambled eggs, and 2 days in my bed, she did, she even pulled the duvet over her !know

so keep your diary and let us