Dog with EPI and IBD

Epi4Dogs Foundation Inc.’s mission is the advancement of science and education relating to EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency), yielding useful insights and positive outcomes in better managing EPI in dogs and cats. Our goals are to support and/or collaborate with veterinary EPI research and researchers, and to promote EPI awareness by educating the general public, pet owners, pet organizations, rescue and shelter organizations, veterinary schools and veterinarians.
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Madelon
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Re: Dog with EPI and IBD

Post by Madelon » 10 Nov 2019, 14:35

If you have not been supplementing the B12 that can play a huge factor in not gaining weight and SID. B12 supplementing is for LIFE with these dogs as they cannot maintain their B12 without supplementing - it's just a matter of finding the right dosage/frequency. My boy is on two B12 Intrinsic Factor pills a day - when I tried to reduce him to 1 a day he quickly lost 6lbs - as soon as I went back to 2 a day he gained the weight back right away.

As you can see, we are a family here and care deeply about these very special dogs :) do keep us updated on how things are going and don't forget to keep your EPI log.
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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Jean
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Pet name: Kara
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Re: Dog with EPI and IBD

Post by Jean » 11 Nov 2019, 03:33

just a heads up Flagyl is Metronadazole

of which I personally am allergic to !

let us know what occurs
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: Dog with EPI and IBD

Post by Ben j v » 11 Nov 2019, 05:31

Ok we just got back from the vet, and as you can expect we had alot of info to unload on him, so we have him our report on weights, poop photos and our general feeling, as well as bringing up as much of the info you guys have given us as we could remember on the spot, i think we pretty much covered it all.
Since it was such alot of great info, we left our vet with a link to this site and this particular thread, so he will read up on our queries as soon as he is able. Understandibly he wanted time to go through it slowly and digest it all.

As of now we have 2 antibiotic courses to get through. We are saving a poop sample from today, and will gather one friday after a weeks worth of antibiotic and take them both in, as well as see what his weight difference is.

This afternoon pup us full of ebergy and barking at me and putting his squeaky toy in my lap, so i better go throw it.once again thank you all so much. We are looking foreward to hearing from our vet soon.

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Jean
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Re: Dog with EPI and IBD

Post by Jean » 11 Nov 2019, 06:02

that sounds encouraging

what antibiotics are you giving now

you are welcome to share any information on this website
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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Ben j v
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Re: Dog with EPI and IBD

Post by Ben j v » 11 Nov 2019, 06:27

He is taking flagyl (metronidazole 200mg)
And amoxiclav 250mg(amoxycillin 200, clavulanic acid 50)

He has taken both of these immediately post surgery, and that was the first time in about a year i have seen him taking a normal brown poop. So we are really hoping to at least recover some of his weight from this trial. Then i guess its on to more trial and error stuff.
But i have to say hes better now on this steroid than i think hes been in the last 2 years. Consistent formed poops are great to see. Just need to get him absorbing more nutrition.
Im eager to see what our vet thinks about coconut oil.
We try to change only 1 thing at a time to help us hone in on what helps and what doesnt agree with him. I

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