enzyme storage

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enzyme storage

Post by Tuckaboo Pam » 17 Aug 2019, 12:03

How do y'all store your enzymes? I just got a big bag, and I don't want to open & close it every time I feed Tucker. I was thinking a quart ball jar. What do you use? Thanks---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd/lab mix; he has tested positive on the ScheBo test for EPI, as well as the fasting TLI. Results--- TLI 1.3, Folate 9.7, Cobalamin 666, Lipase 38. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4 teaspoons/day, Wonderlab B12 one capsule per day, slippery elm 1/8 teaspoon twice/day, and Tylan 1/16 teaspoon twice/day (to hold SID at bay). Sport Dog Elite, herding dogs 3 1/2 cups/day. No more poop eating, has gone from 60 to 80 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family, though a bit of a stinker, if you ask the other dogs. Tucker is my boyfriend, and my husband is OK with that.

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Post by jilbert57 » 17 Aug 2019, 12:34

Hi Pam, I always bought the small sack. I always wondered if the enzymes are sensitive to light?
My name is Jill and we live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. We currently have one pup. TJ is a 5 year old Jack Russell.

Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.
He lived from 6/99 - 8/2014

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

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Re: enzyme storage

Post by Tuckaboo Pam » 17 Aug 2019, 16:34

Too late for me, I've already got them! The larger quantity is way more economical. Hmmm, I keep them in a cupboard, so I need a container that shuts tight, opens easily so they don't spill, and maybe is dark. OK, thanks!---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd/lab mix; he has tested positive on the ScheBo test for EPI, as well as the fasting TLI. Results--- TLI 1.3, Folate 9.7, Cobalamin 666, Lipase 38. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4 teaspoons/day, Wonderlab B12 one capsule per day, slippery elm 1/8 teaspoon twice/day, and Tylan 1/16 teaspoon twice/day (to hold SID at bay). Sport Dog Elite, herding dogs 3 1/2 cups/day. No more poop eating, has gone from 60 to 80 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family, though a bit of a stinker, if you ask the other dogs. Tucker is my boyfriend, and my husband is OK with that.

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Post by Madelon » 17 Aug 2019, 20:49

I keep my big bag in the original bag and just open and close as needed - when I first open it thought I try to shake the bag from the top to allow any enzymes at the top to fall to the bottom. I do keep that bag inside a gallon zip lock bag and in a kitchen cabinet. I've never had any issues but I know some keep them in jars, etc. so it's just whatever works for you.
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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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Post by Tuckaboo Pam » 18 Aug 2019, 06:57

Thank you!---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd/lab mix; he has tested positive on the ScheBo test for EPI, as well as the fasting TLI. Results--- TLI 1.3, Folate 9.7, Cobalamin 666, Lipase 38. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4 teaspoons/day, Wonderlab B12 one capsule per day, slippery elm 1/8 teaspoon twice/day, and Tylan 1/16 teaspoon twice/day (to hold SID at bay). Sport Dog Elite, herding dogs 3 1/2 cups/day. No more poop eating, has gone from 60 to 80 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family, though a bit of a stinker, if you ask the other dogs. Tucker is my boyfriend, and my husband is OK with that.

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Post by Barb » 21 Aug 2019, 18:39

Hi Pam,

I kept some of the plastic containers (12 oz) with screw on lids that the commercial enzymes came in, before I found Enzyme Diane. I think think it was PancreVed. When the enzymes come in the big bag, I transfer them to the plastic containers and keep them in a corner kitchen cabinet so no light gets in. I also put in each jar one of the packets that absorbs moisture that come in the Wonderlabs bottles.

I'm sure you could find screw-on containers in kitchen supply stores, or of course, online.

Barb

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Post by Kodis Mom » 22 Aug 2019, 18:21

Hi, I put about 2 cups a quart glass canning jar so that the measuring spoon fits in there too. Keep a lid on it. The kilo bag I buy, I put In a gallon zip lock bag and seal. The extra is kept in a cupboard. When i empty the last of the bag into the jar is when i reorder. That way i never run out .
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Kodi is now on Natures Logic turkey and/or pork kibble, 2 cups with 2 teaspoons of enzymes, 1/8 teaspoon of ground coriander, 1/16 teaspoon of cinnamon and ground fennel seed (for tummy upsets) twice a day, plus one one B12 capsule from Wonderlabs. She has been very stable and on occasion needs a dose ofTylan.
She is our second GSD with EPI. It was not so scary this time ! And thank goodness for epi4dogs.com !

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Re: enzyme storage

Post by Tuckaboo Pam » 23 Aug 2019, 05:11

Thanks everybody! I ended up putting some into a small cottage cheese container that fits inside a canister with a tight-fitting lid. I am thinking the moisture packet is a great idea, so I'll find one of those to put in, too. Earlier, I asked about 8X vs 6X, and yesterday I used up some of the 8X I had in a recently purchased sample bag. I adjusted the dose, of course, but interestingly I found it didn't have the same effect on T's poo. Glad I bought a big bag of 6X, based on other things I learned from you all. Take Care, and this aging preschool teacher also says HAPPY FRIDAY!---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd/lab mix; he has tested positive on the ScheBo test for EPI, as well as the fasting TLI. Results--- TLI 1.3, Folate 9.7, Cobalamin 666, Lipase 38. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4 teaspoons/day, Wonderlab B12 one capsule per day, slippery elm 1/8 teaspoon twice/day, and Tylan 1/16 teaspoon twice/day (to hold SID at bay). Sport Dog Elite, herding dogs 3 1/2 cups/day. No more poop eating, has gone from 60 to 80 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family, though a bit of a stinker, if you ask the other dogs. Tucker is my boyfriend, and my husband is OK with that.

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Re: enzyme storage

Post by Arya&Bran » 23 Aug 2019, 10:24

We also use the PancrePlus bottles to store our enzymes. We keep them in the kitchen cupboard as well.
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Arya & Brandon born March 17, 2013. Lab/Shepherd/ Border Collie mix.
Arya gets 1/4 can of Blue Buffalo. Be sure there are no peas in the food. Backyard BBQ, & Denali Dinner are some of the foods. Be sure the food is warm, but NOT HOT, as it will kill the enzymes. We mix 2 1/2 teaspoons EnzymesDiane powder into her food(including the kibble), Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula, 2 cups(Chicken & Brown Rice). We incubate food for 30 minutes.After the incubation period add, 2 Metamucil capsules(broken open & sprinkled on food)& Rx vitamins for pets probiotic. We add The WonderLabs B12 & Slippery Elm at dinner only. Again, we agree that no two EPI pets are the same.

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Re: enzyme storage

Post by Seattlelove13 » 07 Aug 2021, 13:00

Hi, jumping on to this older post to ask about enzyme storage. I am asthmatic and have to be very careful with the enzymes. I'm certain that moving them into an airtight canister is a better idea overall but am concerned about getting them transferred without kicking up dust. Anyone have tricks to make the transfer less 'dusty'?
Juniper is our 6 y/o GSD diagnosed with EPI in June 2021. TLI 0.9 and Cobalamin (B12) <150. Lab and U/S confirmed SIBO/SID. Lowest weight 60.6 on 6/29/2021. Currently stable/healthy weight of 74lbs :D EnzymeDiane 6x 3/4 tsp per cup. Prednisone 5mg/day. B12 supplement 1000mcg/day orally. She received a 6 week course of injections before we started. Eats Hills Prescription Digestive Care i/d and boiled chicken.

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