Hello everyone .. been a while. I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.
I thought it was time to pop in a give you all an update on how Daisy was doing.
The enzymes are working great. She has gone from 29lbs to a "that's enough" 38lbs and is feeling great.
I have had time to figure out what works best and it seems 1/2 tsp is plenty and also she seems to do perfectly well with not waiting the 15 minutes.
While the enzymes I am using are panatex I did call Diane who was amazingly gracious and helped me understand how to use them which gave me the courage to reduce the dose and try waiting a little less each time.
I may switch to Diane's although I am wondering that if the Pantenex 10x is working, maybe I should just stick to it.
I also took the suggestion of trying the Sport Dog food and am very pleased. Daisy seems to be happy as well.
Very nice people and I believe in supporting small business, especially a family run op like Sport Dog.
I am giving Daisy the Wonderlabs B12 (half a capsule each meal) plus slippery elm.
Her stools have been formed although they remain moderately to fairly soft most of the time. But very little signs of runny poo.
Sometimes a little squirt will follow a regular poop drop. while it is not daily, I was wondering if this is indicative of any remaining issues?
Last month the vet told me that if she was doing well, there was no need to retest her blood.
We did go to the vet yesterday because her chronic itching was getting worse.Everyone has always told me it was alergies although yeasty skin was suggested. So I have stuck strictly to turkey instead of chicken for nearly a year and saw no improvement so it must not be a chicken allergy. So my vet suggested we try an Rx med called Apoquel.
I gave her her the first dose last night and WHAM! NO SCRATCHING AT ALL!
I have to say I was as relieved not to hear her suffering and scratching all night.
I have looked into the side effects which seem to be minimal if any, this seems to be considered a pretty safe option.
My only concern is long term use and also how/if it may interact with EPI dogs.
Does anyone have experience with this?
I am also wondering if I need to use it daily as prescribed. Can it work if used every other day?
I ask because I have found certain medications do not actually need to be used as prescribed. A perfect example is Nexguard which I do get for her in the summer but she does not get it every month. Maybe every 2-3 months (so 2 times over the summer) seems to work just fine.
Well .. we are looking forward to the summer. We have beenspending more time in the garden and are walking more and I am adjusting to the financial output of keeping my baby girl healthy and happy. I live simply so it is not too difficult.
Please know I have been sharing Daisy's and my experience with EPI every chance I get and I ALWAYS tell people about this wonderful forum. You all made such a difference in our lives I can never thank you enough.
Please be well .. people and pooches.
faye & Daisy