Montgomery Update

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Montgomery
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Montgomery Update

Post by Montgomery » 14 May 2022, 20:08

He's 8.3lbs.
Seriously.
8.3lbs.

He is fully transitioned onto a home-made diet now. He is having NORMAL bowel movements. If they were in the litter box, I wouldn't know they belonged to him. They tend to be just in front of the litter box. I think he starts in the box and the force of trying to go to the bathroom makes him come back out again. He still has issues actually expelling it from his person, even though it is not hard stool. He goes once a day now. Rarely does he make any laundry.

If this helps anyone, this is what we've done with his diet:

1lb extra lean ground chicken
1tsp ground freeze-dried chicken liver
3tsp Alnutrin with eggshell calcium
Hard-cooked egg.

Cook the chicken in 1/3 cup water. Keep the juices. Allow to thoroughly cool. Smash with potato masher and than a fork. Stir in liver and Alnutrin well. Add warm water. Stir again. (Not a lot of warm water. Eyeball it). Package in zipper bags and store in freezer.

When it's defrosted, take a hand blender to it to remove most of the lumps. Spoon into dish, sprinkle generously with hard-cooked egg, nuke for ten seconds. Feed to waiting cat. Fluff when he's licked it into the edge of the dish. Top with Nutritional Yeast when he doesn't want to finish the last mouthful of egg. Wash dish.

I can't believe it.
Montgomery was born 20 March 2012. He eats extra lean ground chicken completed with Alnutrin and freeze-dried chicken liver, with hard-cooked egg. He gets two size zero capsules of Enzyme Diane's enzymes at each of his six meals, and one size four capsule of Tylan three times a day. He's a strong, fearless little Spitfire with a real Merlin engine.

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Re: Montgomery Update

Post by jilbert57 » 14 May 2022, 21:16

V that is awesome. If anyone deserves his happy routine to come to fruition it is Montgomery!
Keep it up and thanks for posting what is working.

Jill
My name is Jill and we live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. We currently have 2 Jack russells, TJ is 6 and Sadie is 8months.

Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.
He lived from 6/99 - 8/2014

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.

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Re: Montgomery Update

Post by Olesia711 » 15 May 2022, 14:04

thanks for posting Montgomery's new all home-made food regimen...... and so glad to hear that he is doing much better now!!!!!!!!
Olesia, was owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.. Izzy passed away on February 13, 2020 at 15 years old. She lived with EPI for 13+1/2 years. It was because of Izzy that Epi4Dogs was started... she was the inspiration. May her legacy of helping others with EPI continue for as long as needed.........

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Re: Montgomery Update

Post by Tuckaboo Pam » 15 May 2022, 15:24

V---Did I miss something about EPI? Does Montgomery not have it? Sorry, I read so many topics, I forget. ---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd/lab mix; he has tested positive on the ScheBo test for EPI, as well as the fasting TLI. Results--- TLI 1.3, Folate 9.7, Cobalamin 666, Lipase 38. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4 teaspoons/day, Wonderlabs B12 one capsule per day, two capsules slippery elm/evening, 1 Proviable capsule/day, and Tylan 1/32 teaspoon/ morning (to hold SID at bay). Sport Dog Elite, herding dogs 4 cups/day. No more poop eating, has gone from 60 to 80 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family, though a bit of a stinker, if you ask the other dogs. Tucker is my boyfriend, and my husband is OK with that.

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Re: Montgomery Update

Post by Montgomery » 16 May 2022, 00:34

Thanks everyone!
Yes, he still has EPI, although that turns out to be the least of his problems, oddly enough. His crazy small intestine and his IBD are the bain of his existance, but he's doing so much better on the home-cooked diet. He's a new man. He's a Mercer Race About with a Merlin engine. He's got energy to burn. He's so content now. His only trouble is still trying to actually pass stool. I've always suspected that he has either nerve or muscle issues back there, or both. I don't know. No one can give me a good answer on that one. At least now, it's only once a day.
Montgomery was born 20 March 2012. He eats extra lean ground chicken completed with Alnutrin and freeze-dried chicken liver, with hard-cooked egg. He gets two size zero capsules of Enzyme Diane's enzymes at each of his six meals, and one size four capsule of Tylan three times a day. He's a strong, fearless little Spitfire with a real Merlin engine.

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Re: Montgomery Update

Post by Jean » 16 May 2022, 10:00

I am so pleased that he is doing so well its takes time to get on top of these type of thinngs and diet is often the biggie
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

I am the Forum Director which I am very proud of

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 used Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


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