Tylan Dosage

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jilbert57
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Re: Tylan Dosage

Post by jilbert57 » 11 Oct 2019, 09:08

Hi Pam,
Well, low B12 can cause aggression and/or fearfulness in animals. Can you tell me which Blue Buffalo Tucker eats?
I haven't heard of conditioning to poop a lot.
Something needs a little tweaking!
Thanks

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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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Madelon
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Re: Tylan Dosage

Post by Madelon » 11 Oct 2019, 14:30

Hey there! So in my opinion you have a couple of things you could try:

1 - do nothing - if the poops are firm, weight is good as long as you don't mind picking up extra poop then I wouldn't change anything. Some dogs just poop more but as long as it's perfect poop I wouldn't worry

2 - it could be too much fiber in the food - you could try switching to a food with a little less fiber and see if that helps. You'd be surprised how much even 1/2% reduction in fiber can make a change but not always.

Keep us posted.
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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Re: Tylan Dosage

Post by Tuckaboo. » 12 Oct 2019, 13:12

Tucker eats Blue Buffalo Life Protection Adult chicken & brown rice, and it does have 4% fiber. I will go to the local Earth Pets store & find something a little lower in fiber. I know, how weird to think he automatically poops, on command. It's worth a try, to see what happens. Thanks, guys!---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd mix, and has not had a blood test for EPI. In May 2019 we started on sulfasalazine to eliminate IBS as diagnosis. Symptoms returned at end of course, so started on Tylan alone...no luck, so added enzymes, and progress was shown. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4t/day, Wonderlab B12 capsules 2/day, and Tylan 1/2 t/day. No more coprophagia, he has gained 8 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family...no more grumpies with his much smaller brother & sisters, who do not have EPI.

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Re: Tylan Dosage

Post by Tuckaboo. » 12 Oct 2019, 13:24

And yes, after all the B12 he's taken, it is refreshing to see him not be so touchy all the time. I try to tell people who criticize him, Hey, he was starving to death before, so cut him some slack. He's a stinker---he still jumps out & scares the others, for fun, but there have been no attacks in quite awhile.
Tucker is a shepherd mix, and has not had a blood test for EPI. In May 2019 we started on sulfasalazine to eliminate IBS as diagnosis. Symptoms returned at end of course, so started on Tylan alone...no luck, so added enzymes, and progress was shown. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4t/day, Wonderlab B12 capsules 2/day, and Tylan 1/2 t/day. No more coprophagia, he has gained 8 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family...no more grumpies with his much smaller brother & sisters, who do not have EPI.

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