Tylan to Slippery Elm

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Tuckaboo.
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Country: United States
State: Florida
Pet name: Tucker

Tylan to Slippery Elm

Post by Tuckaboo. » 08 Nov 2019, 05:13

I would like to start weaning Tucker off Tylan and see if slippery elm will do the trick. How do I do this? He currently takes 1/4 teaspoon Tylan, twice a day with meals, has been for about two months now, and he is doing great. 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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Jean
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My name: Jean

Re: Tylan to Slippery Elm

Post by Jean » 08 Nov 2019, 13:39

Hi Pam

Kara couldnt cope with Slippery Elm unforunately, so, we could never take her off Tylan

but others have had great success

The amount of Tylan was about 1/32nd teaspoon, hardly worthwhile, but necessary

Life is never dull with EPI, every day is like an advent calendar ! but more days !

jxxxx
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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Tuckaboo.
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Pet name: Tucker

Re: Tylan to Slippery Elm

Post by Tuckaboo. » 08 Nov 2019, 17:10

So, Jean, maybe I should just try & reduce the amount of Tylan. I hate to risk messing with his gorgeous little poos, but Tylan is so expensive here. I give a tiny bit to my maltipoo, also, and she has been straightened out, too. 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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