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Post by Jean » 04 Oct 2019, 07:04

Hello everyone

I saw a messsage from someone asking could only staff answer the questions here

The answer is NO

We appreciate ANYONE joining in, especially with their experiences, if you dont have any due to recent diagnosis, just pop in and say HELLO,

Jean

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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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Post by Tuckaboo. » 04 Oct 2019, 13:29

That was me! I misunderstood something I read, and sometimes I can be overly enthusiastic, so I was just checking. Thank you! ---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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Post by jilbert57 » 04 Oct 2019, 13:34

Pam,
we like over enthusiasm on this forum. You have been very helpful on the forum and appreciate you popping in on what works for you! Between all of us we can usually help get folks furry kids on the right track. Every one can help.
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.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Post by Jean » 04 Oct 2019, 13:38

Pam, I am so grateful for your contribution, so please keep it coming, and asking


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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Post by Barb » 06 Oct 2019, 10:48

Hi Pam,

Yes, it is great when people give their experiences of what has worked for them. You never know when something you did will help someone else. We are all in this together and welcome your input and questions. Sometimes someone will ask a question that other people are thinking, so asking it can help a lot a people. It takes a village......

Barb

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Post by Madelon » 06 Oct 2019, 22:40

Hi Pam - like I said in the post you responded to - we sincerely appreciate ANYONE chiming in - whether it's to give advice about what worked for you and your dog or just to say you're not alone in this - it means so much!! I remember feeling so alone and scared when my boy was diagnosed and then finding this forum with people who had been there - gave me hope and much needed support and encouragement to not give up. So, please please please respond to anyone and anything and THANK YOU for being so kind and generous!
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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Post by Pattib » 19 Oct 2019, 10:18

Hi! I’m new to this forum and appreciate all the great information I have read. It’s quite overwhelming and I was wondering approximately how long it takes to see results in weight gain and “poop improvement “. We are only 1 week into treatments with enzymes, antibiotics and B 12 injections. Thank you for any info you can give me.

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Post by jilbert57 » 19 Oct 2019, 11:32

Hi Patti! Looks like you are on the way to getting your pup on the right track. What diet are you feeding?

Jill
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.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Post by Pattib » 19 Oct 2019, 12:01

Hi Jill, the Vet has her on Hills I/D and K/D mixed. She has no teeth (16 yo) so only canned food for her and she had some kidney issues so that’s why the K/D. I’m feeding at least 3 times a day as she is still so hungry. Thank you for asking. I’m on overload with all this😢

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Post by Tuckaboo. » 19 Oct 2019, 14:35

Hi, Patti. I think it took at least a couple of weeks before I noticed Tucker's poo really starting to improve. Good thoughts sent your way; you must be worried sick about your old friend. ---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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