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ALERT: Possible Taurine Deficiency depending on Grain-Free Diet composition
revised Oct 24, 2018

 

Ultimately it is up to the care-giver what to feed their dog….. but Epi4Dogs suggests to best handle this situation with EPI dogs who tend to fare better with “grain-less” foods due to the fact that grains can inhibit the efficacy of the much needed enzymes that an EPI dog needs to survive…. is to scrutinize the ingredients of any commercial dog food and try to avoid foods with any pea contents in it.

 

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What should I do if a client is feeding grain-free diets to their dog(s)?    According to Dr. Bull of NC, here are several options that clinicians can consider, depending on the clinical presentation.

  1. For dogs without cardiac clinical signs that appear healthy, changing the diet is the simplest and most conservative action until more definitive information relating to this emerging pattern is discerned.
  2. If the owners do not wish to change the diet as a preventive measure without more information, consider an echocardiogram and testing taurine concentration in plasma and whole blood.
  3. If myocardial failure is identified, change the diet and consider taurine supplementation regardless.
  4. If taurine concentration is low, change the diet and initiate taurine supplementation
  5. Repeat the echocardiogram in 4 to 6 months to assess resolution of the myocardial failure.
  6. Report your findings to the FDA.
  7. If the owners do not wish to change the diet or perform an echocardiogram, test the dog’s taurine concentration (plasma and/or whole blood).
    1. If low, supplement with taurine and strongly encourage changing diets to one not implicated in the problem.
    2. If normal, encourage the owners to keep abreast of evolving information on this issue.
  8. If the owners are unwilling or unable to change the diet and are unwilling or unable to afford an echocardiogram and taurine analysis, strongly encourage the owners to supplement the diet with taurine, which is safe and inexpensive.

 

 

Dog Food Options  revised August 2018 – Various Categories of Foods
 

April 2017:   A new still in “beta testing” format….. however very useful tool ….. check out this “Dog Food Wizard” website.

 Just list the ingredients you need to avoid, and it will provide you with a list of foods that do not have those ingredients in their product!

Disclaimer

Below is a list of foods that some EPI dogs are doing well on. This list was compiled from our members over the course of many years. Epi4Dogs is not endorsing any of these foods and you should consult your veterinarian about what food is right for your EPI dog. There are many others on the market that will also work. This list is for reference only. Remember that dog food ingredients may change over time. Please note some of these have had recalls, others have not. 

What to feed your EPI dog……

Dry  or  Canned Commercial Food

Finding the right diet for an EPI dog can be very confusing .. especially for the newly diagnosed EPI dog owner (and for the dog too!) but a lot of good EPI management comes about via trial and error with each individual EPI dog.

This is Bonbon……

Susan’s beloved “ButterBean”

…trying to decide if he wants fish or bison…….

….is exhausting!!!

The body is such a cohesive machine, that once one aspect is not working properly (such as a lack of nutrient absorption) that it can trigger a multitude of other dysfunctions, whether genetically or environmentally.  For example, a lot of people ask about fat.

Previously… we suggested that the easiest way to address the fat content is when the dog is initially diagnosed with EPI restrict the fiber content to 4% AND restrict the fat content to 12% (temporarily)…. and then once the dog is producing good poops and has been for a few weeks…. try to slowly increase the fat content in the meal. If the poops remain normal, you most likely can feed your EPI dog normal or almost normal amounts of fat as long as the dog is receiving the enzymes.

However….. now the recommendation is ….to start with fiber restriction as stated above, but to feed normal amounts of fat that is in any dog food….If diarrhea occurs and other EPI causes have been ruled out, then try a reduced fat diet because you might be dealing with EPI + another concurrent condition that needs the fat restricted diet (Sometimes dogs with IBD cannot handle a lot of fat, or dogs with Diabetes or dogs that developed EPI from end stage Chronic Pancreatitis).  If you have to restrict the fat intake….try to supplement the diet with coconut oil and/or salmon or krill oil as these are medium chain triglycerides, digested differently from long chain fats that is in animal fats and easier to digest. Bodies do need fat, but sometimes you have to be careful what type of fat is given, especially if there is also a concurrent condition.  With an EPI dog, it is usually (but not always!) the fiber content that when low, the dog does better . If using commercial foods…try using foods with 4% or less fiber content.

In the end, these ratio’s are just suggestions and should be adjusted to your individual dog’s tolerance (determined by the firmness and color of their stool). After using this as a guideline, you will discover over time if your dog can tolerate higher or lower percentages of fiber and/or fat/ chicken/no chicken/peas / no peas…………. keep a journal, as it just might save your sanity!!!!  

Once you understand the fat and fiber content of foods…. when first starting to manage your EPI dog…. if using commercial food, it is probably best to start with a low fiber content food located in the grain-free food section (although the term grain-free is a misnomer!) Please ALWAYS read the actual ingredients, no matter what the label claims. There are many low fiber content foods on the market now (some listed below to give you an idea).   Start with a guideline of trying foods with 4% or less of fiber content noted in the ingredients- -keep a journal, watch the results (poo). Observe the frequency, volume, texture and color or the poo.  Use this as your starting point and adjust accordingly from here.

If using dry kibble or canned food, start with foods made with potato (sweet) or tapioca as they appear to work better with most, although not all, EPI dogs.

1/2 to 1 teaspoon of canned pumpkin is usually good to add to the food for EPI dogs, especially if the grain free does not seem to be working as well as you think it should… it might mean that your dog needs a little bit of the right kind of fiber and pumpkin is a good fiber to start with.

If you decide to feed raw food or home-prepared food be sure to include (1) bone or bone meal and (2) a quality dog vitamin to make sure you cover the dog’s vitamin and mineral requirements. (FYI, i personally use UPCO porcine bone meal, purchased on-line from Amazon.com for approximately $12 for one pound of bone meal. For vitamins, i use VetriScience Canine Plus…. however… there are many other good bone meal and quality dog vitamins besides what i personally use).

As you are probably beginning to gather… there is no perfect diet for all EPI dogs.  And yet, finding the right diet seems to be one of the 4 cornerstones of effectively managing EPI.

FYI… Automatically withholding fat because the dog has EPI, or withholding fat from any dog for that matter, without necessity may be detrimental to the dog’s overall well-being, from skin condition to properly maintaining body and brain functions. per EPI: Diagnosis & Treatment by J Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz, pub Feb 16, 2011  “…it was demonstrated in an experimental model of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency in dogs that fat digestion and absorption was higher when enzyme supplements were taken together with a high-fat diet compared with a low-fat diet.10 As a consequence, fat restriction should no longer be considered as a rule in the management of patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. This is why one should, after a time on the pancreatic replacements enzymes, try to determine what your dog’s fat tolerance is – – how much fat your EPI dog can actually handle.

January 2016 – Revised list …This huge undertaking was researched and created by Susan (ButterBean’s mom)… thank you Susan !!!! 

This section is broken down into the following categories:

Grain Free or Minimal Grain Foods
Foods without Chicken
Foods without Peas
Foods without Chicken or Peas
Prescription Foods
Raw or Frozen Foods

Some grain free (or minimal grain) products available (but not limited to) are the following.
Please Note:  A secondary component of legumes may inhibit digestion and absorption of nutrients.

 

GRAIN FREE KIBBLE

4Health Grain Free   http://www.tractorsupply.com

Turkey and Potato

Beef and Potato

Whitefish and Potato

Duck and Potato

Pork and Potato

 

Actr1um Holistic (Walmart brand)   http://www.walmart.com

Duck and Sweet Potato

 

Addiction   http://www.addictionfoods.com

Wishbone Lake – Duck

Wishbone Ocean – Salmon

Wishbone Pasture – Lamb

Salmon Bleu – Salmon

Viva La Venison – Venison

La Porchetta – Pork

Le Lamb – Lamb

Wild Kangaroo and Apples – Kangaroo

 

Ashenbank  (UK)   http://www.thenookpetlitter.co.uk

Lamb Casserole Grain Free

Waistline Grain Free

Chicken Roast Grain Free

Premium Duck and Potato

Sensitive Salmon and Potato

Turkey, Sweet Potato and Cranberry

Salmon, Trout, Sweet Potato and Asparagus

Kennel Dog Premium Chicken, Garlic and Herb

 

Authority   http://www.petsmart.com

Grain Free Chicken & Pea

 

Avoderm   http://www.avodermnatural.com

Grain Free Salmon Meal & Potato Formula

Grain Free Red Meat & Potato Formula

Revolving Menu Duck Recipe

Revolving Menu Turkey Recipe

Revolving Menu Trout and Pea Recipe

Revolving Menu Lamb & Sweet Potato Recipe

 

 Back To Basics   http://www.backtobasicspetfood.com

TurkeyFormula

Pork Formula

Open Range

 

Burns   (UK)   http://www.burnspet.co.uk

Sensitive Pork & Potato

 

California Natural   http://www.californianaturalpet.com

Grain Free Salmon Meal & Peas

Grain Free Kangaroo & Red Lentils

Grain Free Chicken Meal Formula

Grain Free Lamb Meal Formula

Grain Free Venison & Green Lentils

 

Canagan   (UK)   http://canagan.co.uk

Grain Free Free Run Chicken

Grain Free Country Game

Grain Free Scottish Salmon

 

Canidae   http://www.canidae.com

Grain Free Pure Elements – Lamb

Grain Free Pure Sea – Salmon

Grain Free Pure Land – Bison

Grain Free Pure Sky – Duck

Grain Free Pure Fields – Chicken

Grain Free Pure Wild – Wild Boar

Grain Free Pure Meadow – Chicken

Grain Free Pure Resolve – Chicken

 

Canine Caviar  http://www.caninecaviar.com

Free Spirit Holistic – Chicken

Open Meadow Holistic -Lamb

Open Range Holistic – Buffalo

Open Sky Holistic – Duck

Wild Ocean – Herring

Wilderness – Venison

 

Castor & Pollux   http://www.castorpulloxpet.com

Organix Grain Free Adult

Grain Free & Poultry Free Adult

Natural Ultra Mix Grain Free Adult

Dogswell   http://dogswell.com

Live Free Chicken

Live Free Salmon

Live Free Lamb

Nutrisca Chicken & Chickpea

Nutrisca Salmon & Chickpea

Nutrisca Lamb & Chickpea

 

Duck & Potato  (UK)   http://www.workinghprs.com

Duck & Potato Working Dog Food

Duck & Potato  (UK)   http://www.workinghprs.com

Duck & Potato Working Dog Food

 

Earthborn Holistic   http://earthbornholisticpetfood.com

Primitive Natural

Coastal Catch

Great Plains Feast

Meadow Feast

Large Breed

Weight Control

 

Evo   http://www.evopet.com

Turkey & Chicken Formula

Red Meat Formula

Herring & Salmon Formula

 

Fish4Dogs   (UK)    http://www.fish4dogs.com

Salmon Working Dog Complete

Finest Salmon Complete

Finest Fish Complete

Superior Adult Complete

 

FORZA10   http://www.forza10usa.com/ 

“Legend” version has only 1.5% low fiber and agrees with many EPI patients. 
http://www.forza10usa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LEGEND.pdf

“Here’s the list of places carrying the food: Park Avenue Birds & Pet Supply – Bridgewater MA PetWorld – Natick, MA Compatible Canine Holistic – Fiskdale, MA Essex County Co Op – Topsfield, MA Rusty’s Gen Store for Animals – Contocook, NH Blue Seal Feeds – Milford, NH (Forza reached out to them and they were willing to ship but I had already found my source) The Pet Outlet – Bridgeport, CT Camelot Pet Resort – Ashaway, RI Sweet Pea Natural Pet Foods – South Windsor, CT “

Fromm Family Foods   http://www.frommfamily.com

Beef Frittata Veg

Game Bird

Hasen Duckenpfeffer

Lamb & Lentil

Pork & Peas

Salmon Tunalini

Surf & Turf

Heartland Gold

  

Hi-Tek Rations Naturals Grain Free Formulas   http://www.hitekrations.com

Lamb Meal & Sweet Potato

Chicken Meal & Sweet Potato

Alaskan Fish

 

Holistic Select  http://www.holisticselect.com/

James Wellbeloved   (UK)   http://www.wellbeloved.com

Grain Free Lamb & Vegetable

Grain Free Turkey & Vegetable

Grain Free Fish & Vegetable

Just Food For Dogs https://www.justfoodfordogs.com/vet-support-diets

(for diets designed by vets for specific conditions)

Legend (Forza10)  http://www.forza10usa.com/choose-legend/

Lily’s Kitchen   (UK)   http://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk

Chicken & Duck Grain Free

Lovely Lamb w/Peas & Parsley Grain Free

Wild Woodland Walk Grain Free

 

Lupo Grain Free Versions   (UK)   http://www.zooplus.co.uk

Sensitiv 24/10

Sensitiv 20/8

Natural Extra Hepadiet

 

Merrick Grain Free Recipes   http://merrickpetcare.com

Buffalo & Sweet Potato

Chicken & Sweet Potato

Duck & Sweet potato

Lamb & Sweet Potato

Pork & Sweet Potato

Salmon & Sweet Potato

Texas Beef & Sweet Potato

Turkey & Sweet Potato

 

Millies Wolfheart   (UK)   http://www.millieswolfheart.co.uk

Hunter Mix

Turkey & Veg

Countryside Mix

Salmon & Veg

Obedience

Surf & Turf

Peak Performance

Ultima

Riverside Mix

Gamekeepers Mix

Farmers Mix

Ranger Mix

Tracker Mix

Gun Dog Mix

Endurance

Utility

Agility

 

Millies Wolfheart   (USA)   http://www.millieswolfheartusa.com

Red River Mix

Natural Balance LID   http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com

Legume & Duck

Potato & Duck

Legume & Wagyu Beef

Potato & Kangaroo

Potato & Rabbit

Sweet Potato & Bison

Wild Pursuit Chicken, Turkey Meal & Quail

Wild Pursuit Trout, Salmon Meal & Tuna

Wild Pursuit Lamb, Chicken Meal & Guinea Fowl

Sweet Potato & Chicken

Sweet Potato & Fish

 

Nature’s Domain (Kirkland/Costco)   http://www.kirklandsignaturepetsupplies.com

Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato

Turkey Meal & Sweet Potato

Beef Meal & Sweet Potato

Organic Chicken & Pea

Duck Meal & Garbanzo Beans (Canada only)

 

Nature’s Logic    http://www.natureslogic.com

Canine Dry Kibble – Chicken

Canine Dry Kibble – Beef

Canine Dry Kibble – Lamb

Canine Dry Kibble – Duck & Salmon

Canine Dry Kibble – Venison

Canine Dry Kibble – Rabbit

Canine Dry Kibble – Sardine

 

Nature’s Recipe Grain Free Recipes   http://www.naturesrecipe.com

Chicken, Sweet Potato & Pumpkin

Salmon, Sweet Potato & Pumpkin

Pure Essentials Chicken & Sweet Potato

  

Nature’s Variety Kibble Formulas   http://www.instinctpetfood.com

Instinct Chicken Meal

Instinct Beef & Lamb Meal

Instinct Duck & Turkey Meal

Instinct Rabbit Meal

Instinct Salmon Meal

Instinct Ultimate Protein – Chicken

Instinct Ultimate Protein – Duck

Instinct LID Turkey

Instinct LID Lamb

Instinct LID Duck

Instinct LID Rabbit

 

Nutrix   (UK)   Grain and Cereal Free   http://www.nutrixpetfoods.co.uk

Duck & Potato Hypoallergenic

Fish & Potato Hypoallergenic

Lamb & Sweet Potato w/Mint

Pork & Sweet Potato w/Apple

Salmon, Trout & Sweet Potato w/Asparagus

Turkey & Sweet Potato w/Cranberry

 

Nutro   http://www.nutro.com

High Protein – Grain Free Chicken & Chickpeas

High Protein – Grain Free Lamb & Chickpeas

High Protein – Grain Free Duck & Chickpeas

High Protein – Grain Free Salmon & Chickpeas

High Protein – Grain Free Venison Meal & Chickpeas

Orijen   http://www.orijen.ca

Tundra

Six Fish Dog

Adult Dog

Regional Red

 

Petcurean   http://www.petcurean.com

Now Grain Free Adult

Now Grain Free Fish

Now Grain Free Red Meat

Go Grain Free Adult

Go Limited Ingredient Duck Recipe

Go Limited Ingredient Salmon Recipe

Go Limited Ingredient Venison Recipe

Go Grain Free, Potato Free Turkey Recipe

 

Performatrim Ultra Grain Free (Canada)  http://www.performatrin.com/

Pero   (UK)   http://www.pero-online.co.uk 

Pero German Shepard Dog

Grain Free Pork & Sweet Potato w/Apple

Grain Free Turkey & Sweet Potato w/Cranberry

Truline Grain Free High Meat – Fish

Truline Grain Free High Meat – Meat & Fish

 

Pinnacle   http://www.pinnaclepet.com

Grain Free Chicken & Vegetable Recipe

Grain Free Trout & Sweet Potato Recipe

Grain Free Duck & Sweet Potato Recipe

Grain Free Peak Protein Recipe

Grain Free Salmon & Potato Recipe

Grain Free Turkey & Potato Recipe

 

Pioneer Natural   http://www.dogfooddirect.com

Grain Free Chicken

Grain Free Pork

Grain Free Whitefish

Grain Free Venison

 

PureVita   http://www.purevitapetfoods.com

Salmon & Peas

Turkey & Sweet Potato

Bison & Pea

Duck & Green Lentils

Venison & Red Lentils

 

Purina Grain Free   https://www.purina.com

Purina Beyond Tuna & Egg

Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken & Egg

Purina One True Instinct Chicken & Sweet Potato

 

Robbie’s Grain Free  (UK)   http://www.landofholisticpets.co.uk

Robbie’s Sweet Potato w/Salmon

Robbie’s Salmon w/White Potato

Land Of Holistic Pets Trout w/Salmon & Sweet Potato

Land Of Holistic Pets Salmon – Working

Land Of Holistic Pets Turkey

Land Of Holistic Pets Turkey – Working

Land Of Holistic Pets Lamb

Land Of Holistic Pets Lamb – Working

 

Simpson’s   (UK)   http://www.simpsonspremium.com

Sensitive Chicken & Potato

Sensitive Lamb & Potato

Sensitive Salmon & Potato

Sensitive Duck & Potato

60/40 Buffalo & Lamb

60/40 Venison & Rabbit

80/20 Mixed (Chicken, Fish, Turkey)

80/20 Fish

 

Solid Gold   http://www.solidgoldhealth.com

Barking At The Moon – Beef

Buck Wild w/Venison

Leaping Waters w/Salmon

Lil’ Boss w/Turkey

Native Sun w/Buffalo

Sun Dancer w/Chicken

Sunday Sunrise w/Lamb

Wild Heart w/Quail

SportDogFood’s Grain & Peas Free Whitefish Formula
https://sportdogfood.com/sporting-dog-grain-peas-free-whitefish-formula/

 

Taste Of the Wild   http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com

Appalachian Valley Small Breed w/Venison & Garbanzo Beans

Pine Forest w/Venison & Legumes

Southwest Canyon w/Wild Boar

Sierra Mountain w/Lamb

Wetlands w/Roasted Fowl

High Prairie w/Bison & Venison

Pacific Stream

 

Timber Wolf   http://www.timberwolforganics.com

Black Forest Platinum

Dakota Bison Platinum

Lamb & Apple Platinum

Ocean Blue Platinum

Southwest Chicken & Herbs Platinum

Wilderness Elk Platinum

Wild & Natural Platinum

TruDog https://trudog.com/home/

FEED-ME-Beef–Crunchy-Munchy-Beef-Bonanza-Real-Meat-Super-Food

Tylees Human Grade Dog Food –

http://thereviewbroads.com/2017/05/chewy-com-introduces-tylees-cooked-human-grade-dog-food.html/

(available only at Chewy’s on-line)

Wellness   http://wwwwellnesspetfood.com

Core Grain Free Original

Core Grain Free Ocean

Core Grain Free Wildgame Formula

Core Grain Free Reduced Fat

Wellness Simple LID Grain Free Salmon & Potato

Wellness Simple LID Grain Free Turkey & Potato

 

Wolfsblut   (Europe)   http://www.wolfsblut.com

Grain Free Blue Mountain (Venison)

Grain Free Green Valley (Lamb)

Grain Free Wild Pacific (Salmon)

Grain Free Cold River (Trout)

Grain Free Dark Forest (Game Meat)

Grain Free Wide Plain (Horse)

Allergy Line – African Dog (Wild Bird)

Allergy Line – Blackbird (Turkey)

Allergy Line – Black Marsh (Water Buffalo)

Allergy Line – Goldfields (Camel)

Allergy Line – Grey Peak (Goat)

Allergy Line – Hunter?s Pride (Pheasant)

Allergy Line – Polar Night (Reindeer)

Allergy Line – Red Rock (Kangaroo)

Allergy Line – White Cloud Active (Lamb)

Allergy Line – Wild Duck (Duck)

Allergy Line – Wide Plain Active (Horse)

Yorkshire Natural Pet Food   (UK)   http://www.shop.yorkshirenaturalpetfood.co.uk  

Grain Free Pork, Sweet Potato & Apple

Grain Free Turkey, Salmon, Trout, Sweet Potato & Asparagus

Truline Fish Dog Food

Truline Meat & Fish Dog Food

YNPF Duck & Sweet Potato

YNPF Lamb & Sweet Potato

YNPF Salmon & Sweet Potato

YNPF Chicken & Sweet Potato

For those having difficulty obtaining grain-free/low fiber foods for their EPI pet in the UK and/or Europe… please contact the Nook  http://www.thenookpetlitter.co.uk/nook.asp?textpage=terms&mainpage=terms … they deliver these foods to most European countries and of course in the UK

FOODS WITHOUT CHICKEN

4Health Grain Free

Turkey & Potato

Beef & Potato

Whitefish & Potato

Duck & Potato

Pork & Potato

 

Actr1um

Duck & Sweet Potato

 

Ashenbank   (UK)

Lamb Casserole Grain Free

Waistline Grain Free

Premium Duck & Potato

Turkey, Sweet Potato & Cranberry

Salmon, Trout, Sweet Potato & Asparagus

 

Avoderm

Grain Free Salmon Meal & Potato Formula

Revolving Menu Trout & Pea Recipe

Revolving Menu Lamb & Sweet Potato Recipe

 

Burns  (UK)

Sensitive Pork & Potato

 

California Natural

Grain Free Salmon Meal & Peas

Grain Free Kangaroo & Red Lentils

Grain Free Lamb Meal Formula

Grain Free Venison & Green Lentils

 

Canagan   (UK)

Grain Free Scottish Salmon

 

Canidae

Grain Free Pure Sea (Salmon)

Grain Free Pure Land (Bison)

Grain Free Pure Wild (Wild Boar)

 

 Canine Caviar

Open Meadows Holistic (Lamb)

Open Range Holistic (Buffalo)

Open Sky Holistic (Duck)

Wild Ocean (Herring)

Wilderness (Venison)

 

Castor Pollux

Grain Free & Poultry Free Adult

Natural Ultramix Grain Free Adult

 

Dogswell

Live Free Salmon

Live Free Turkey

Live Free Lamb

Nutrisca Salmon & Chickpea

Nutrisca Lamb & Chickpea

 

Duck & Potato   (UK)

Duck & Potato Working Dog Food

 

Earthborn Holistic

Coastal Catch

Great Plains Feast

Meadow Feast

 

Evo

Red Meat Formula

Herring & Salmon Formula

 

Fish4Dogs   (UK)

Salmon Working Dog Complete

Finest Salmon Complete

Finest Fish Complete

Superior Adult Complete

 

Fromm Family Foods

Fourstar Beef Frittata Vegetable

Fourstar Hasen Duckenpfeffer

Lamb & Lentil

Pork & Peas

Heartland Gold

 

Hi Tek Rations

Lamb Meal & Sweet Potato

Alaskan Fish

  

Honest Kitchen

Love – Grain Free Beef

Zeal – Grain Free Fish

Embark – Grain Free Turkey

Brave – Fish & Coconut

Marvel – Turkey & Parsnip

 

James Wellbeloved   (UK)

Grain Free Lamb & Vegetables

Grain Free Turkey & Vegetables

Grain Free Fish & Vegetables

 

Lilly’s Kitchen   (UK)

Lovely Lamb w/Peas & Parsley

Wild Woodland Walk

 

Merrick

Buffalo & Sweet Potato

Duck & Sweet Potato

Lamb & Sweet Potato

Pork & Sweet Potato

Salmon & Sweet Potato

Texas Beef & Sweet Potato

Turkey & Sweet Potato

 

Millie’s Wolfheart   (UK)

Hunter Mix

Turkey & Vegetable

Countryside Mix

Salmon & Vegetable

Obedience

Surf & Turf

Peak Performance

Ultima

Riverside Mix

Game Keeper’s Mix

Farmer’s Mix

Ranger Mix

Tracker Mix

Gun Dog Mix

Endurance

Utility

Agility

 

Millie’s Wolfheart   (USA)

Red River Mix

 

 Natural Balance LID

Legume & Duck

Potato & Duck

Legume & Wagyu Beef

Potato & Kangaroo

Potato & Rabbit

Sweet Potato & Bison

Wild Pursuit Trout, Salmon Meal & Tuna

Sweet Potato & Fish

Sweet Potato & Venison

 

Nature’s Domain

Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato

Turkey Meal & Sweet Potato

Beef Meal & Sweet Potato

 

Nature’s Variety

Instinct Rabbit Meal

Instinct Salmon Meal

Instinct LID Turkey

Instinct LID Lamb

Instinct LID Duck

Instinct LID Rabbit

 

Nutrix   (UK)

Duck & Potato Hypoallergenic

Fish & Potato Hypoallergenic

Lamb & Sweet Potato w/Mint

Pork & Sweet Potato w/Apple

Salmon, Trout & Sweet Potato w/Asparagus

Turkey & Sweet Potato w/Cranberry

 

Orijen

Tundra

Six Fish Dog

Regional Red

 

Petcurean

Now Grain Free Adult

Now Grain Free Fish

Now Grain Free Red Meat

Go Limited Ingredient Duck Recipe

Go Limited Ingredient Salmon Recipe

Go Limited Ingredient Venison Recipe

Go Grain Free, Potato Free Turkey Recipe

 

Pioneer Natural

Grain Free Pork

Grain Free Whitefish

Grain Free Venison

 

PureVita

Salmon & Peas

Turkey & Sweet Potato

Bison & Peas

Duck & Green Lentils    (Unspecified Fat Product)

Venison & Red Lentils   (Unspecified Fat Product)

 

Robbie’s   (UK)

Robbie’s Sweet Potato w/Salmon

Robbie’s Salmon w/White Potato

Land Of Holistic Pets Trout, Salmon & Sweet Potato

Land Of Holistic Pets Salmon – Working

Land Of Holistic Pets Turkey

Land Of Holistic Pets Turkey – Working

Land Of Holistic Pets Lamb

Land Of Holistic Pets Lamb – Working

 

Simpson’s   (UK)

Sensitive Lamb & Potato

Sensitive Salmon & Potato

Sensitive Duck & Potato

60/40 Buffalo & Lamb

60/40 Venison & Rabbit

80/20 Fish

 

Solid Gold

Barking At The Moon – Beef

Buck Wild w/Venison

Native Sun w/Buffalo

Sunday Sunrise w/lamb

Wild Heart w/Quail

 

Taste Of The Wild

Appalachian Valley Small Breed w/Venison & Garbanzo Beans

Pine Forest w/Venison & Legumes

Southwest Canyon w/Wild Boar

Sierra Mountain w/Lamb

Pacific Stream

 

Timber Wolf

Black Forest Platinum

Lamb & Apple Platinum

Ocean Blue Platinum

Wilderness Elk Platinum 

Tylees Human Grade Dog Food –

http://thereviewbroads.com/2017/05/chewy-com-introduces-tylees-cooked-human-grade-dog-food.html/

available only at Chewy’s on-line

Wellness

Core Grain Free Ocean

Wellness Simple LID Grain Free Salmon & Potato

Wellness Simple LID Grain Free Turkey & Potato

 

Wolfsblut   (Europe)

Grain Free Blue Mountain

Grain Free Green Valley

Grain Free Wild Pacific

Grain Free Cold River

Grain Free Dark Forest

Grain Free Wide Plain

Allergy Line African Dog

Allergy Line Blackbird

Allergy Line Black Marsh

Allergy Line Goldfields

Allergy Line Grey Peak

Allergy Line Hunter?s Pride

Allergy Line Polar Night

Allergy Line Red Rock

Allergy Line White Cloud Active

Allergy Line Wide Plain Active

Yorkshire Natural Pet Food

Grain Free Pork, Sweet Potato & Apple

Grain Free Turkey, Salmon, Trout Sweet Potato & Asparagus

FOODS WITH NO PEAS

Ashenbank   (UK)

Sensitive Salmon & Potato

 

Canine Caviar

Free Spirit Holistic (Chicken)

Open Meadow Holistic (Lamb)

Open Range Holistic (Buffalo)

Open Sky Holistic (Duck)

 

Honest Kitchen

Love – Grain Free Beef

Zeal – Grain Free Fish

Force – Grain Free Chicken

Embark – Grain Free Turkey

Brave – Fish & Coconut

Marvel – Turkey & Parsnip

 

Lupo   (UK)

Sensitiv 24/10

Sensitiv 20/8

Natural Extra Hepa Diet

 

Millie’s Wolfheart   (UK)

Hunter Mix

Obedience

Surf & Turf

Peak Performance

Game Keeper?s Mix

Ranger Mix

Tracker Mix

Endurance

Utility

Agility

 

Millie’s Wolfheart   (USA)

Red River Mix

 

Natural Balance LID

Potato & Duck

Potato & Kangaroo

Potato & Rabbit

Sweet Potato & Chicken

Sweet Potato & Fish

 

Nature’s Logic

Canine Dry Kibble – Chicken

Canine Dry Kibble – Beef

Canine Dry Kibble – Lamb

Canine Dry Kibble – Duck & Salmon

Canine Dry Kibble – Venison

Canine Dry Kibble – Rabbit

Canine Dry Kibble – Sardine

 

Nature’s Variety

Instinct Ultimate Protein – Chicken

Instinct Ultimate Protein – Duck

 

Pinnacle

Grain Free Peak Protein Recipe

 

Pioneer Natural

Grain Free Chicken

Grain Free Pork

Grain Free Whitefish

Grain Free Venison

 

PureVita

Duck & Green Lentils

Venison & Red Lentils

 

Simpson’s   (UK)

Sensitive Chicken & Potato

Sensitive Lamb & Potato

Sensitive Salmon & Potato

Sensitive Duck & Potato

60/40 Buffalo & Lamb

60/40 Venison & Rabbit

 

Timber Wolf

Ocean Blue Platinum

Southwest Chicken & Herbs Platinum

 

Wolfsblut   (Europe)

Grain Free Wild Pacific

Allergy Line – Blackbird

Allergy Line – Goldfields

FOODS WITH NO CHICKEN OR PEAS

Canine Caviar

Open Meadow Holistic (Lamb)

Open Range Holistic (Buffalo)

Open Sky Holistic (Duck)

 

Honest Kitchen

Love – Grain Free Beef

Zeal – Grain Free Fish

Embark – Grain Free Turkey

Brave – Fish & Coconut

Marvel – Turkey & Parsnip

 

Millie’s Wolfheart   (UK)

Hunter Mix

Obedience

Surf & Turf

Peak Performance

Gamekeeper’s Mix

Ranger Mix

Tracker Mix

Endurance

Utility

Agility

 

Millie’s Wolfheart   (USA)

Red River Mix

 

Natural Balance LID

Potato & Duck

Potato & Kangaroo

Potato & Rabbit

Sweet Potato & Fish

 

Pioneer Natural

Grain Free Pork

Grain Free Whitefish

Grain Free Venison

 

PureVita

Duck & Green Lentils   (Unspecified Fat Product)

Venison & Red Lentils   (Unspecified Fat Product)

 

Simpson’s   (UK)

Sensitive Lamb & Potato

Sensitive Salmon & Potato

Sensitive Duck & Potato

60/40 Buffalo & Lamb

60/40 Venison & Rabbit

 

Timberwolf

Ocean Blue Platinum

 

Wolfsblut   (Europe)

Grain Free Wild Pacific

Allergy Line – Blackbird

Allergy Line – Goldfields

PRESCRIPTION FOODS

Some EPI Dogs do not do well on commercial grain free foods but yet have done well on certain prescription diets (need a prescription from the vet)…

Trying to find the right diet for an EPI dog is much trial and error. If you would like to try a prescription diet, talk to your vet and ask about these:

Royal Canine Hypoallergenic HP 19

Royal Canine Digestive LF Veterinary Diet

Royal Canine Ultamino Dry Food Prescription Food    (this food is getting excellent reviews for dogs with food sensitivities/allergies) “Corn starch, hydrolyzed poultry by-products aggregate, coconut oil, soybean oil, natural flavors, potassium phosphate, powdered cellulose, calcium carbonate, sodium silico aluminate, chicory, L-tyrosine, fructooligosaccharides, fish oil, L-lysine, choline chloride, taurine, L-tryptophan, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol (source of vitamin E), inositol, niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], DL-methionine, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), histidine, trace minerals (zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid. – See more at: https://www.royalcanin.com/products/royal-canin-veterinary-diet-canine-ultamino-dry-dog-food/4014#sthash.eS5r2Y84.dpuf”

Hill’s® Prescription Diet ® z/d® 

Royal Canin Ultamino

Some commercial frozen raw or raw fresh products
(but not limited) to are the following.

Another good website that has an extremely comprehensive list of RAW FOODS/Diets…a Raw Dog Food Vendor Guide that allows dog owners to find raw dog food sold close to home and explore brands available in their area.  This site also has easy-to-understand articles on raw feeding guidelines.  https://primalpooch.com/

 

Bravo http://www.bravorawdiet.com/bravoproducts.html 

Darwin’s Raw (free range meat + organic vegs) http://www.darwinspet.com/darwins-raw-dog-food/

Green Tripe –  http://www.greentripe.com/ is the unprocessed stomach of a cud-chewing animal and highly nutritious, especially when used as a food supplement for EPI dogs!. http://ivcjournal.com/raw-green-tripe/ 

Green Tripe (above) is located on the west coast  (California) of USA and their counter-part,
GreenCuisine4Pets.com (below) is located on the east coast (Georgia)

Green Cuisine 4 Pets –  http://www.greencuisine4pets.com/ sells: Raw Ground Beef Pancreas, Tripe and other excellent organ meats that make an excellent addition to EPI diets.

Tom of Green Cuisine 4 Pets is very involved with helping EPI clients successfully manage their pet’s EPI via his product, raw pancreas. Please feel free to read his EPI client testimonials: http://www.greencuisine4pets.com/testimonials.htm

My Pet Carnivore https://www.mypetcarnivore.com/

My Pet Carnivore has an AMAZING selection of raw foods…Beaver, Beef, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Fish, Goat, Goose, Lamb, Muskrat, Ostrich+Emu, Pork, Rabbit, Tripe and Turkey…. good ideas for dehydrated treats too!

Nature’s Variety http://www.naturesvariety.com/raw

Nutrimet (UK) http://www.nutriment.co/

Oma’s Pride http://www.omaspride.com/index.php

Pawfectly Raw New England http://www.pawfectlyrawne.com/shop/ has individual raw food products so that you can make your own food or they can design an appropriate food for your pup.

Primal Pets http://primalpetfoods.com/canine/raw_frozen_grinds.htm

Regarding Primal Pets Frozen food….”I became aware of your EPI4Dogs website when my rat terrier, Jack, was ill. Although he ultimately tested negative for EPI, he has many of the symptoms, and his vet and I have been able to successfully manage his absorption and diarrhea problems and bring his weight up with the same treatments that seem to work for EPI — he currently takes pancreatic enzymes daily and was on B-12 shots for several months, although he seems to be doing okay without the shots now. If he goes off the enzymes though, his diarrhea returns and his weight drops pretty quickly. Our best guess is that he may simply have a milder form of EPI, and the vet has essentially been treating him as if he tested positive.
Anyway, I wanted to pass on his diet in case it helps. Cutting the starch (potatoes and sweet potatoes as well as grain) was a big turning point for him, so he currently gets Primal Frozen, which is on your list. But I found that the leaner meats, like venison, were disastrous because he simply had to eat too much food to keep his weight up, and more food seemed to exacerbate his symptoms. Beef was great calorie-wise, but he’s allergic, so we settled on lamb. I supplement with coconut oil and Honest Kitchen’s Perfect Form, which keeps his poop firm.
When I first started this diet with him, he was 10.7 pounds (the vet wanted him at least 14), eating double the recommended amount for a dog his size, and averaging four increasingly mushy poops on his morning walk alone. Now he’s 15 pounds and down from 12 oz a day of Primal to 9, and he rarely poops more than twice a day.
Anyway, I hope this helps. Thanks so much for this website. Whatever Jack has, following the guidelines on your site has turned him around, and I’m so grateful. The day he gained enough weight that I had to buy him the next size up collar (and he’s still a slim dog) was one of the happiest days I’ve had since he got sick. And I really don’t miss haven’t to bring latex gloves and paper towels on his walks to clean up the poop.           ~Jayden

Top Quality Dog Food http://topqualitydogfood.com/

TruDog “Feed Me” (freeze dried TRIPE food) excellent!  https://trudog.com/home/freeze-dried-dog-food-feed-me/

Food Supplement for Diarrhea

 http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B006CBD7UQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

Diggin’ Your Dog Firm Up… a supplement with pumpkin and apple