Emergency enzymes in Victoria, BC

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Emergency enzymes in Victoria, BC

Post by Hudsy-boy » 25 Nov 2022, 10:45


I forgot to account for the US holiday when I ordered my enzymes this week and I guess that paired with higher shipping volumes has given me a week before I’ll receive my enzymes from Diane. Unfortunately my supply won’t last that long. If anyone is in Victoria and would be willing to spare some Hudsy-boy would be forever grateful!
Thanks for reading!

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Re: Emergency enzymes in Victoria, BC

Post by jilbert57 » 25 Nov 2022, 11:25

Hi Megan did you happen to see this on the site?


May be a possibility at a health food store.

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.

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Re: Emergency enzymes in Victoria, BC

Post by Chance » 25 Nov 2022, 17:13

Unfortunately Canada is backwards when it comes to enzymes! Enzymes are prescription here, and is government controlled. As such, it is nearly impossible to find anything decent at your corner store. A prescription for Creon is about the fastest way for you to get enzymes. I have some enzymes here, but I am in Ontario :/

Some stores do carry very weak pancreatin pills, but a large breed dog will need close to 20 pills or more per meal (compared to 1 tsp of enzyme Diane).

And an increasing number of orders from the US are being held in Customs. It's happening more lately. I was pretty much holding my breath with each order, until I saw it cleared!

For that reason, and all the hassle and expense, I switched to Creon. I asked my vet for a prescription and haven't looked back! I find it works the best of anything I had tried. Pick up at my local pharmacy. No more incubation. No more mixing. Much easier.

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