Pancreatin enzyme on food

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Switch
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Pancreatin enzyme on food

Post by Switch » 14 Jan 2020, 08:04

Will the pancreatic enzymes placed and moistened on food be OK to eat 3-6 hours later (traveling)? Or must it be used within a short time frame?

Thanks! Steve

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jilbert57
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Re: Pancreatin enzyme on food

Post by jilbert57 » 14 Jan 2020, 09:36

Hi Steve,
Will it be stored in an ice chest on the travels?
Usually when you feed at home we recommend not letting incubated food set out after the dog has eaten as bacteria can grow in the moist conditions causing GI issues.
The only way to know if this will work for your pup is to try it and keep an eye on the pups poop.
You could also get some inexpensive plastic food storage containers and put kibble portions in it. Then just add enzyme ,water and incubate it.

Either way keep an eye on the poop.

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.
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Re: Pancreatin enzyme on food

Post by Madelon » 14 Jan 2020, 12:26

Jill gave great advice - we don't recommend leaving the food sitting out that long because of possible bacteria. If you prepare it ahead of time and put in a cooler be sure to bring it to room temperature before feeding OR you could try serving cold just watch for the poops to see if they change. Probably the easiest would be to have everything measured out in baggies and then mix it while traveling.
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: Pancreatin enzyme on food

Post by Switch » 15 Jan 2020, 07:09

Thanks!

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