Hi Patsy,Patsy wrote: ↑21 Jun 2022, 16:22 Hello, I couldn’t see a poo picture, so what colour is it ? Epi can be quite obvious, but the specific blood test is definitive. It’s yes or no. Also test the B12 level.
Please suggest it to your vet. Many of them never see epi, and as it is rare, they don’t remember it. Politely suggesting it may be a great help to to everyone. The porcine enzymes that the vet can sell, cost more than getting them online, no prescription required. It is impossible to get a small quantity, but Chemeyes, who know epi GSDs, may be able to assist.
Do let us know, because then we can clarify what else needs to be started. It’s a night,are at first with sick dogs, we’ve all been there. But usually it gets better!
Sorry for not attaching them initially, I thought I did. Please see attached now. Color is browny most times and soft like cow poo. There were times when it was more liquidy, but changing the food from 24% protein to 18% protein and fewer fats, improved the poos slightly.
We are currently taking Lypax(attached) for the past three weeks, but no improvement so far.
Some people suggested Kochi Free as this helped them in a very similar situation to mine.
Is a scan required, what do you think?
Also, are the enzymes given now good enough for the time being, until further tests are completed?