Winter Weather Precautions

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Shirl D.
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Winter Weather Precautions

Post by Shirl D. » 20 Nov 2018, 19:27

As the weather turns colder, it's important to keep safety in mind for our faithful companions. Here are some good guidelines to make sure your best friend is well taken care of this winter. These temperatures are listed in Fahrenheit.
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Olesia711
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Re: Winter Weather Precautions

Post by Olesia711 » 21 Nov 2018, 10:29

Shirl, Thanks for posting this... what a great chart!!!!

And timely too... especially with all the cold weather hitting a lot of places in the US during the Thanksgiving holiday, some may be so busy with the holiday preparations that cold weather +their dogs may not be on their radar at this time......
Olesia, owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.3, Doing great 12+ years later! Once stable at 3+ months, was able to reduce enzymes to only 1/2 tsp of Enzymes (use EnzymeDiane's 6x) with each cup of food, but as she aged- -had to go back 1 tsp enzymes per cup of food. Fed various grain-free kibble+real meat, 6x pancreatin enzymes from EnzymeDiane., gave 1 tsp of coconut oil / fish oil daily .... until she developed Diabetes and she now cannot tolerate higher fat foods. Currently feed an 80% home-made diet of sweet potato, a lean meat/fish, 1/3 of a raw egg, fat free cottage cheese, fish oil+vitamins and bone meal with 20% Annamaet Lean & Grain Free kibble. This combo has regulated her Diabetes (takes Vetsulin) and EPI and is very well managed. In Feb 2013, Izzy developed a very serious condition called IMHA which she (thankfully) beat and is now in remission. This is when we discovered that she also developed Diabetes & Low Thyroid. Izzy was able to receive excellent care because of the generosity of folks on Epi4dogs! Izzy continues to wake up every day full of joy. I am not a vet. All of my suggestions/recommendations are based on personal experiences, observations, information gleaned from EPI researchers & pet parents alike, and EPI research. Please share with your vet everything we suggest.

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Jean
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Re: Winter Weather Precautions

Post by Jean » 21 Nov 2018, 14:28

Shirl

thank you so much for putting this on for me


Jean
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 use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

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


Jeanx

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Re: Winter Weather Precautions

Post by Madelon » 22 Nov 2018, 13:42

Thanks Shirley for posting this. My big bad GSD will NOT go outside unless his people are with him - no matter what the temperature is - and anything below 70degrees is too cold for me LOL. When it's cold out I tell him "go potty" "go potty" my trainer laughed at me once and asked "do you always tell him to go potty in such a stern voice" - I laughed and said only when it's below 70degrees LOL.
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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