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Re: Few options for enzymes in Canada

Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 22:26
by Olesia711
You are very welcome. After all, we are all here to help each other take better care of our EPI dogs :)

Re: Few options for enzymes in Canada

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 04:40
by Jean
WE are interested

Re: Few options for enzymes in Canada

Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 02:15
by Winjasy
I have the exact same problem. My dog has been using Pank-aid for 4 years. I tried to place an order two months ago, it was already out of stock. Called the manufacture in Quebec and was told they have no raw material from China. Now, my vet has prescribed Creon25. I don't know how it will work out. It really worry me. My dog used to take 1/2 tsp pank-aid with each meal. with this new drug, I was told to divide each Creon pill into 16 small portion and administer one portion with each meal. Have you tried the Creon on your pet? Please let me know how does it work out on your pet. Thanks.

Re: Few options for enzymes in Canada

Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 04:18
by Jean
Hi Win

neverr heard of that one before

does this help

by the way you dont leave the microsphers to sit

Re: Few options for enzymes in Canada

Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 14:57
by Madelon
Hi Win. I'm not sure why your vet gave those instructions for Creon and I would not recommend doing it that way. Here's the information on Creon from our website

Giving CREON is not straight-forward…. the pet owner will have to trial and error to find the right dose and the right administration technique. The following is a little guidance on how to do this:

The trick to giving CREON is make sure that its activation starts at the right time while going thru the digestive system- -and that will depend on each dog’s very own pH level in their digestive tract / small intestine.. So…. it is all based on what your dog’s pH level is, not his size nor the amount of food given…. and this is why it takes a little trial and error with these dogs when placed on CREON.

First…. the dose. We suggest starting with a CREON 10,000 (or 12,000) per meal (you can add more if this amount doesn’t work)

Next… the technique…. the best way is to just try the following techniques to see which works best … and that is determined by the poo quality:

1. Give the CREON 10,000 (or 12,000) capsule whole or sprinkle the contents and feed immediately or wait for 10 minutes before feeding (some dogs respond better with either method). Watch the poo for a few days and try to assess. Please note: if you are going to sprinkle the contents ensure that the dog eats the entire meal so that all of the Creon is ingested. If in doubt, give the capsule whole before trying the sprinkling method.

2. if the above does not produce optimal poo results, then you can try 2 x CREON 10,000 (or 12,000) capsules. Watch the poo for a few days and try to assess if this helped, or if it is just right or not working at all….

3. if the above is not working at all…. then try giving a CREON 10,000 (or 12,000) capsule about 5 minutes prior to a meal… again, watch the poo and try to assess if this appears to work better than the above or not. If it does appear to work better…. but still isn’t perfect, then try giving the CREON 10,000 (or 12,000) about 10 minutes prior to a meal and again assess the poo over the next few days.

These are some techniques… the trick in giving CREON will be up to you to try and figure out TWO THINGS!

1. what is the best “timing” method of giving CREON.. whole in capsules or in some cases whether opened and served immediately or 5, 10 or 15 minutes prior to a meal.

2. and then the right “dose”… whether one CREON 10,000 (or 12,000) is enough or if you need two CREON 10,000 (or 12,000)… or if your dog is going to need approximately CREON 25,000 .