B12 How Often?

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Wabasmom
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B12 How Often?

Post by Wabasmom » 12 Aug 2019, 13:43

How often do you give oral B12? Daily? Weekly , etc?

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jilbert57
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Post by jilbert57 » 12 Aug 2019, 14:00

What is your dogs B12 level? It should be upper high end level, usually 600 and above.

A lot of folks use the B12 with intrinsic factor to maintain their pups level after the B12 shots are done. Just depends, once daily or twice daily. I think we have folks who do once or twice a week as a boost.

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My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 13, TJ is a 4 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

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Ruby
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Re: B12 How Often?

Post by Ruby » 13 Aug 2019, 01:02

Hi, I have been using B12 with intrinsic factor 2 times a day one at each meal ...I just put it in the bowl with her food and there you go. I have been doing this for almost 9 years and all is well. Hope this helps you.

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Jean
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Post by Jean » 13 Aug 2019, 03:46

Hi

we did the same with Kara, and if all is well, dont fix anything thats not broken

and testing for Cobalamin is expensive

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


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Re: B12 How Often?

Post by Madelon » 14 Aug 2019, 22:22

Hi. The amount of B12 and frequency depends on the dog. EPI dogs need their B12 on the high side of normal 600 - here is a link to our B12 page https://epi4dogs.com/b12-protocol/.

The trick is to find the right dosage for your dog but supplementing is for life. A lot of us use WonderLabs Pet Factor B12 pills as they are easy to administer and have Intrinsic Factor which helps with the absorption of B12.
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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