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denise107
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recommend food

Post by denise107 » 16 Mar 2020, 01:45

What food do you feed your pet with epi? Newly diagnosed 2-year-old german shepherd dog. I have been feeding her Canidae 4percent fiber. It is not grain-free. I heard grain-free is better. What would you recommend?
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Re: recommend food

Post by denise107 » 16 Mar 2020, 02:39

I want recommendations for wet and dry. Help!!!
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Michaela
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Post by Michaela » 16 Mar 2020, 08:57

Nikki was diagnosed with EPI in 2010
Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Low Fat canned
Slippery Elm syrup for stomach issues
1 tsp Pan-Tenex enzymes with each meal
Weekly B12 shots, pills didn't work for her
Tylan for life


"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."

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Post by jilbert57 » 16 Mar 2020, 10:10

Hi Denise. Have you looked around the Epi website,? There are numerous links to information for helping your Epi pup. I see Michaela included the dog food options. That should help!

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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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Post by Montgomery » 16 Mar 2020, 19:02

Buy small bags and small quantities of canned food and prepare for some trial and error. Assess your current situation, though. How well is your pup doing on their current food? If they're doing well, you know the old saying, if it ain't broke don't fix it. Check a store's return policy, too, and see if they have samples. Some companies, like Petcurean, used do send samples through the mail upon request, and they may still do so. You need to take into consideration anything else that might be going on, too. Montgomery has EPI, but I'm also catering to his IBD and his SIBO, along with an intestine that's in a snarl, and what he eats isn't on anyone's list of recommended foods for EPI.
Hope this helps!
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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Post by denise107 » 17 Mar 2020, 04:13

Ty all. I just noticed the dog food help and the enzymes help/\. I guess I should have looked at complete sight. ty
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Post by jilbert57 » 17 Mar 2020, 09:09

Good luck!

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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Post by Jean » 17 Mar 2020, 11:28

Hi

I just want to welcome you from the UK

Grain free always worked better for my Kara, and keep clear of chicken and poultry fat, our EPI dogs dont seem to tolerate chicken, mine included

In fact Kara was intolerant of beef white fish and chicken

My thoughts are to keep a diary log everything

And, can you give us more history, and whether you are giving b12, and any antibiotics uf there are tummy bugs


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My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

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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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Re: recommend food

Post by denise107 » 18 Mar 2020, 03:34

No b12. the vet said she was excellent. After adjusting her meds, this sight told me. The vet said one teaspoon for the whole meal. Her poops are forming, and she is going way less. Yeah. We are going to adjust her food to grain-free (nature Ballance) we had been feeding her Canidae.
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Post by denise107 » 18 Mar 2020, 03:35

Kara is adorable by the way!
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