Most cost effective place to buy pancreatin to treat Epi in GSD?

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Most cost effective place to buy pancreatin to treat Epi in GSD?

Post by bobduncan » 27 May 2020, 17:55

Hello! I'm new to this forum as my dog has just been diagnosed with EPI with a Tli test that came back positive. I live in Canada and my vet is charging my $90CAD for a 110g bottle of powder pancreatin from Pank-aid; I feel like this is a bit expensive. Where should I go to get cheaper pancreatin?

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Re: Most cost effective place to buy prancreatin to treat Epi in GSD?

Post by Olesia711 » 27 May 2020, 19:29

Contact EnzymeDiane (she does ship to Canada) here are her products (you will want the Pancreatin 6x)

You get about 3 times the amount of enzymes(1 kilo = 35.274 ounces) for approximately as much as the brand names sell it for 12 or 16 ounces
https://enzymediane.com/product-category/pancreatin-6x/

of course you can also buy it in smaller batches if you want...........
Olesia, was owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.. Izzy passed away on February 13, 2020 at 15 years old. She lived with EPI for 13+1/2 years. It was because of Izzy that Epi4Dogs was started... she was the inspiration. May her legacy of helping others with EPI continue for as long as needed.........

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Re: Most cost effective place to buy prancreatin to treat Epi in GSD?

Post by Cait » 11 Jun 2020, 13:51

Hi Bob
I am also in Canada, Courtenay BC, we were going broke over Chula's vet-supplied, Pank-Aid, so although it's a Canadian product we went with Bio-Case from the US. I researched where they source it and am quite pleased with their customer service. Expecting our first shipment any day. I did hear that EnzymeDiane was a also a good supplier. Best of luck with your pooch.

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Post by Madelon » 11 Jun 2020, 22:07

Hi Bob - welcome to our group! I would definitely check out EnzymeDiane as suggested - if it weren't for her cost saving enzymes my boy would not be with us.
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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Re: Most cost effective place to buy prancreatin to treat Epi in GSD?

Post by Barb » 12 Jun 2020, 15:00

Hi Bob,

I also heartily endorse enzyme Diane. We used her enzymes successfully for over 10 years with our beloved Kolby, who passed in January of an aggressive form of cancer.

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Post by Olesia711 » 12 Jun 2020, 20:10

Add me to the list of highly recommending EnzymeDiane.... my dog was on her enzymes for 13+ years... and she did great and i was very pleased!!! Even my vets started recommending EnzymeDiane to others too.
Best price around and customer service is beyond anyone else's service IMHO :)
Olesia, was owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.. Izzy passed away on February 13, 2020 at 15 years old. She lived with EPI for 13+1/2 years. It was because of Izzy that Epi4Dogs was started... she was the inspiration. May her legacy of helping others with EPI continue for as long as needed.........

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Re: Most cost effective place to buy prancreatin to treat Epi in GSD?

Post by Jean » 14 Jun 2020, 05:49

welcome from the UK

Although I never used Enzyme Diane, I know she has a faithful following across the pond and is very approachable, so add me to the list

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My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We used Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


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Re: Most cost effective place to buy prancreatin to treat Epi in GSD?

Post by Montgomery » 27 Jun 2020, 15:58

I'm in Ontario. Montgomery was on the Pank-Aid from the veterinarian, and thankfully I always keep a bit of a stock of enzymes because all of a sudden it was unavailable. I was really, REALLY nervous to switch him because he is super sensitive to change, but I am so glad I did. We went with Enzyme Diane. She was incredibly helpful answering questions and addressing concerns. She helped me find the right enzyme for Montgomery. I wish I had done this sooner. The Pank-Aid stank and made him stink. His bad breath is gone. His stool smells like normal cat stool. He is happier in himself, with fewer bouts of gas and more energy (he beat up his brother and took his catnip pollock, for instance). The cost is a lot lower, too, which surprised me. The only issue I have with it is the Useless Parcel Service, otherwise known as UPS, but don't get me started on that one or I won't stop!
Montgomery was born 20 March 2012. He eats Royal Canin Spayed/Neutered Kitten dry food and Royal Canin Ultra Light wet food. He takes two size zero capsules of Enzyme Diane's Enzymes with each meal, and gets one number four capsule of Tylosin three times a day. He also gets half a millilitre of Ovol twice a day. Montgomery is a fierce, unflappable little guy. Strong, independent and awesome.

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Re: Most cost effective place to buy prancreatin to treat Epi in GSD?

Post by Jean » 28 Jun 2020, 07:04

Hi V

That is a really good endorsement of Enzyme Diane, I am so pleased that Montgomery is doing so well, I know you have struggled at times and it's a joy to read
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We used Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


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Re: Most cost effective place to buy pancreatin to treat Epi in GSD?

Post by Olesia711 » 28 Jun 2020, 10:23

Thanks V... what a wonderful and heartfelt compliment regarding EnzymeDiane... and SOOOooooo glad to hear that Montgomery is doing so much better on her enzymes!!!!
Olesia, was owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.. Izzy passed away on February 13, 2020 at 15 years old. She lived with EPI for 13+1/2 years. It was because of Izzy that Epi4Dogs was started... she was the inspiration. May her legacy of helping others with EPI continue for as long as needed.........

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