Epi4Dogs Foundation Inc.’s mission is the advancement of science and education relating to EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency), yielding useful insights and positive outcomes in better managing EPI in dogs and cats. Our goals are to support and/or collaborate with veterinary EPI research and researchers, and to promote EPI awareness by educating the general public, pet owners, pet organizations, rescue and shelter organizations, veterinary schools and veterinarians.
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Pet name: Kara, lost 10th May 2019
My name: Jean


Post by Jean » 28 Jun 2022, 12:20

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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Location: North Carolina
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Pet name: Izzy
My name: olesia


Post by Olesia711 » 28 Jun 2022, 20:18

thanks Jean... Excellent reminder that some of our dogs get traumatized by fireworks / 4th July celebrations..... PLEASE be careful around your dog!
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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Post by Tuckaboo Pam » 29 Jun 2022, 07:52

Thanks, Jeanne.

I'll definitely try the exercise idea.

I just erased my rant on the effect fireworks have on dogs, other pets, wild horses, bison, gators...And the fact that veterans often have their PTSD triggered by the sound of them. Fireworks are here to stay, and I can only hope the current economic situation will cause my neighbors to think twice about spending money on them this year.

I guess I kinda made my point(!)---Pam, who loves Tucker & Guthrie
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, with a couple tablespoons of Fresh Pet mixed in, because everybody else gets some. No more poop eating, has gone from 60 to 95!!! 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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Post by Barb » 29 Jun 2022, 14:52

Thank you, Jean. A good reminder. So far, we have been lucky with Madison. She doesn't seem to react. Our poor Kip was a basket case with fireworks and thunder storms. We all suffered, but he most of all. I sympathize with those of you who have dogs sensitive to them.


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