German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

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Olesia711
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Re: German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

Post by Olesia711 » 28 Jun 2022, 09:56

Hi Mihai,
You are VERY welcome. With EPI.... there is an "initial" set protocol... but very often things have to be tweaked depending on the individual dog. Although this may take some time, it is well worth it, figuring out things one-step-at-a-time.... to see your dog at their best, once again.........
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: German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

Post by Jean » 28 Jun 2022, 12:37

hi there

I am happy to talk with you by phone

tomorrow Wednesday would be good any time after 10.00 am

0151 726 1468

or 07887360209
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


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Re: German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

Post by Barb » 29 Jun 2022, 14:57

You are in such good hands with Jean, Olesia, Patsy and all those who have experience with this treatment.

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Re: German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

Post by cozminmihai » 30 Jun 2022, 20:06

Barb wrote: 29 Jun 2022, 14:57 You are in such good hands with Jean, Olesia, Patsy and all those who have experience with this treatment.

Barb
Thank you Barb. Looking forward to try the enzymes.

Starting tomorrow as I got some from Laura Fox who was recommended by Jean and Olessia and she kindly offered to spare some with me until I get my order from Chemeyes.

Will keep this thread updated.

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Re: German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

Post by Olesia711 » 30 Jun 2022, 21:14

tht is so nice of Laura..... the EPi community is full of wonderful, caring and kind people!
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: German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

Post by Jean » 03 Jul 2022, 12:54

This is just an update

We have lost Kaia , I will speak with Mihai tomorrow, he is too upset today

Thanks you all for your input

Jeanx
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: German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

Post by Olesia711 » 03 Jul 2022, 19:09

i am so so SO sorry to hear this...... Mihai, your heart must be broken..... if/when you feel like writing about what happened, please know that we are all here for you...................
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: German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

Post by jilbert57 » 04 Jul 2022, 10:04

I am so sorry to hear this. God speed Kaia.

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.

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Re: German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

Post by TrixEPIMama » 04 Jul 2022, 22:51

Mihai, I can only imagine how heartbreaking Kaia's death has to be for you. She was so loved and left the world (and this community of dedicated helpers) so quickly. You and she are constantly in my heart, and I'm sure in the hearts of others.
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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Re: German Shepherd - Soft poos, more than 6 per day and losing weight

Post by cozminmihai » 05 Jul 2022, 06:04

Jean wrote: 03 Jul 2022, 12:54 This is just an update

We have lost Kaia , I will speak with Mihai tomorrow, he is too upset today

Thanks you all for your input

Jeanx
Jean,

Thank you for your support, phone calls, and contacts provided.

You gave me so much hope and I am sure that if I would have found you earlier, Kaia would have been saved.

Thank you all for posting here and sharing your knowledge with me, I hope one day I could help you as well.

Unfortunately, Kaia was not under my care for the past 16 weeks and I only found out late about EPI condition.

The current owner, which tried her best, did not want to continue as she considered all efforts futile and decided it was better this way than Kaia suffering all her life.
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