Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Olesia711
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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Post by Olesia711 » 28 Nov 2019, 10:05

Just wanted to stop in and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving...... enjoy your day with lots of good food, good times with family and friends...surrounded by happy dogs.
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Olesia, owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.3, Doing great 12+ years later! Once stable at 3+ months, was able to reduce enzymes to only 1/2 tsp of Enzymes (use EnzymeDiane's 6x) with each cup of food, but as she aged- -had to go back 1 tsp enzymes per cup of food. Fed various grain-free kibble+real meat, 6x pancreatin enzymes from EnzymeDiane., gave 1 tsp of coconut oil / fish oil daily .... until she developed Diabetes and she now cannot tolerate higher fat foods. Currently feed an 80% home-made diet of sweet potato, a lean meat/fish, 1/3 of a raw egg, fat free cottage cheese, fish oil+vitamins and bone meal with 20% Annamaet Lean & Grain Free kibble. This combo has regulated her Diabetes (takes Vetsulin) and EPI and is very well managed. In Feb 2013, Izzy developed a very serious condition called IMHA which she (thankfully) beat and is now in remission. This is when we discovered that she also developed Diabetes & Low Thyroid. Izzy was able to receive excellent care because of the generosity of folks on Epi4dogs! Izzy continues to wake up every day full of joy. I am not a vet. All of my suggestions/recommendations are based on personal experiences, observations, information gleaned from EPI researchers & pet parents alike, and EPI research. Please share with your vet everything we suggest.

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Jean
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Post by Jean » 28 Nov 2019, 11:08

We dont celebrate in UK,, but a very happy celebration to those who do

Love

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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Tuckaboo.
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Pet name: Tucker

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Post by Tuckaboo. » 08 Dec 2019, 18:58

A week later, and I am happy to say, Tucker has recovered from my Turkey Day blunder. On Thanksgiving evening I was so tired by dog dinner time, that I just called all five dogs to the kitchen & gave everybody turkey mouthfuls, until I figured thay had had enough. Monday. my elderly mother had had emergency surgery, and Wednesday my husband went to our daughter's house to feed her dogs while she celebrated her son's birthday at Disney World. He called the newly adopted GSD to come & eat, but Koda burst threw the screen door & jumped the fence, disappearing into the darkness & headed for a very busy area with shops and a direct route to the interstate. Right at dark, on Thanksgiving eve. When my husband called, I dropped everything & drove the 20 miles to my daughter's house to join in the search, which really seemed futile. Honestly, with all the traffic & the darkness I felt that I was just looking for his body, which was a horrible feeling. We eventually had to return home, but about an hour after that, Koda was spotted on my daughter's porch, where he waited until she got home. What a good boy, and what a happy ending. Until the following day, when 10 relatives came to eat dinner, and I fed turkey to my Tucker, without any enzymes. After the days at the hospital with my mother, and the search the night before, I was just so tired...well, of course his poo was soft and yellow Friday morning, which was so scary. It's been months since he had that kind of poo, and I worried that we would have a long setback. I just put my nose to the grindstone, though, and I was vigilant with his feedings. After about two and a half days, he returned to normal for him. Thank goodness. And thank you all, for always being here, and for letting me vent when I need to. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Take care---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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jilbert57
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Post by jilbert57 » 08 Dec 2019, 20:07

Ahh don't you hate it when that happens? I am so glad he came home and that the poop is on track! Good job.

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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Jean
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Post by Jean » 09 Dec 2019, 09:37

Pam, i will tell you a story, many moons ago my Kara stole a box of cheese biscuits over night, we found the box remains the following day, along with yellow poo everywhere, all over the carpet, all over her, where she had shaken herself, up the walls and up the stairs, my other half Derek calmly said, wash her down, and take ger out, he washed everywhere, cleaned the carpets etc so in with enzymes and antibiotics, all was well with the world

But what a fright you had with Koda, they are sent to try us

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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Tuckaboo.
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Post by Tuckaboo. » 09 Dec 2019, 18:00

Thank you, Jill. The really happy part is, my daughter was just fostering Koda, to try and find a home for him. After thinking he was lost, though, she realized that she's already in love after ten days, and Koda will be staying with my daughter and her family, permanently. As everybody here knows, German Shepherds are such good dogs! Jean, that is probably the worst dog poo story ever, and good for you, for marrying well!!!
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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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Post by Jean » 10 Dec 2019, 04:30

See, things happen for a reason, Koda has a permanent home, love it
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


Jeanx

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