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Epi4Dogs Foundation Inc.’s mission is the advancement of science and education relating to EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency), yielding useful insights and positive outcomes in better managing EPI in dogs and cats. Our goals are to support and/or collaborate with veterinary EPI research and researchers, and to promote EPI awareness by educating the general public, pet owners, pet organizations, rescue and shelter organizations, veterinary schools and veterinarians.
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Olesia711
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Location: North Carolina
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Pet name: Izzy
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sorry for my absence

Post by Olesia711 » 07 Jun 2022, 14:03

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to apologize for being offline for a while..... i had a medical issue and was not able to be on the computer. I am slowly easing back into it and will answer posts as i can.

Thanks everyone for your understanding and patience!
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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Jean
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Re: sorry for my absence

Post by Jean » 07 Jun 2022, 14:33

Olesia, behave

Good to see you back my friend
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

I am the Forum Director which I am very proud of

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


Jeanx

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Olesia711
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Re: sorry for my absence

Post by Olesia711 » 07 Jun 2022, 14:37

Thanks Jean.

My problem with behaving is that when i answer posts i try to cover all the various scenarios and consequently end up writing lONGGGGggg posts....... but i will do my best to "behave" :) and keep my responses short... or at least short for me..............
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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Jean
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Pet name: Kara, lost 10th May 2019
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Re: sorry for my absence

Post by Jean » 07 Jun 2022, 14:41

hey do what you are remembered for and thats advice

length is what is needed some times

so again behave and be what you are in moderation
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

I am the Forum Director which I am very proud of

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


Jeanx

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Re: sorry for my absence

Post by jilbert57 » 07 Jun 2022, 15:17

You do what you can, then rest.
Good to hear you.

Jill
My name is Jill and we live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. We currently have 2 Jack russells, TJ is 6 and Sadie is 8months.

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.

Tuckaboo Pam
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Re: sorry for my absence

Post by Tuckaboo Pam » 07 Jun 2022, 16:34

So sorry you've had trouble. I hope you're on the mend. --- 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, Wonderlabs B12 one capsule per day, two capsules slippery elm/evening, 1 Proviable capsule/day, and Tylan 1/32 teaspoon/ morning (to hold SID at bay). Sport Dog Elite, herding dogs 4 cups/day, with a couple tablespoons of Fresh Pet mixed in, because everybody else gets some. 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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TrixEPIMama
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Re: sorry for my absence

Post by TrixEPIMama » 07 Jun 2022, 22:32

I'm also sorry to hear you've been in poor health. You are the OG of EPI4Dogs knowledge and I'm sure all of us humans and our four-leggeds have missed you.

As to long posts, I've never seen one of your posts that wasn't just exactly as long as it needed to be for the information you're imparting.

Take it as easy as you need to take it until you're well again.
Trixie is an Australian cattle dog or mix, likely born in the Fall of 2020. Picked up as a stray, she was already suffering undiagnosed EPI when we adopted her. Test later showed TLI <1 and cobalamin 189.

Her (non-standard) treatment is 1900 mcg of pure freeze-dried pork pancreas from Allergy Research Group per day. Also 1/4 teaspoon of slippery elm powder and one capsule a day of WonderLabs TrinFac-B, all mixed into her food and served immediately, without the usual 20-minute wait.

We're still working on finding the perfect food, but she's doing well and has "happy" normal poops. Her cobalamin level, after 3+ months of oral B12 supplementation, is 932.

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Olesia711
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Re: sorry for my absence

Post by Olesia711 » 07 Jun 2022, 23:59

thanks everyone for your kind well-wishes. I appreciate it!
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: sorry for my absence

Post by Barb » 08 Jun 2022, 12:37

So glad you are recovering, Olesia. Take your time.

We love your posts. They are spot on and filled with excellent advice. We are so grateful for your knowledge and your generosity in sharing. You have helped so many dogs and their owners.


Barb

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Olesia711
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Re: sorry for my absence

Post by Olesia711 » 08 Jun 2022, 14:16

ahh ... thanks Barb!
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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