|09-12-2013 02:43 PM|
|09-12-2013 09:13 AM|
|JMCrowley||Well I have an update if anyone is following...Dani tested negative for EPI! Her TLI was 7.1. She was spayed on Friday and is doing great. An unusual new development...since she came home she has yet to finish her kibble at any feeding.. leaves 10-20 kernels! And I'm only feeding 4 cups now. It seems like her appetite has decreased dramatically since being spayed. It's been 6 days now and she seems to have a much more "normal" interest in food- she eats, but doesn't knock me over or gobble her food in 2.5 seconds. I don't know, but what a relief!!!|
|09-07-2013 01:01 AM|
If your dog has EPI, without the proper enzymes that her pancreas is not producing, she will continue to eat like she is starving and continue to lose weight.
Usually, EPI is accompanied by SIBO and Vitamin B deficiencies but not always, and they can develop later.
If your dog has EPI, the food will have to be treated with the enzymes and water, and then wait for about 20 minutes. She should start gaining weight within days. Weighing her at the vet regularly, can help you determine whether or not she is continuing to improve or is having one of the other problems as well.
|09-06-2013 09:16 PM|
|JMCrowley||Well, Dani is being spayed today, and also being tested for EPI, they will send it out so I'm not sure how long it will take to get the results, but I will post when I find out if anyone is interested. Thanks for all your replies.|
|09-01-2013 07:45 PM|
JMCrowley: Here is the EPI group I belong to, maybe some of the info will help with figuring out what's going on with your girl. Forum - EPI * Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Good luck next week and I hope her test comes back "negative" for EPI
|09-01-2013 07:23 PM|
|JMCrowley||Wow I'm glad you mentioned that, I was unaware of that. I have already put her back on DigestAll which I had been giving to her previously. The vet gave me the fortiflora during an isolated bout of bad diarrhea. Don't think I'll be using the rest of it.|
|09-01-2013 05:06 PM|
Please get a new probiotic!
Purina FortiFlora Ingredients: Animal digest (WHAT animal??? Which means ANY animal! Animal Digest can also include intestines, as well as the contents of those iintestines, such as stool, bile, parasites and chemicals. “This ingredient is determined by the FDA to possibly contain euthanized animals” NOT a good ingredient), Enterococcus faecium, L-ascorbyl-2- polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), brewers dried yeast (Some dogs can have reactions to yeast), Vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, beta-Carotene, salt, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite. D-4582
|09-01-2013 10:22 AM|
teach your dog not to charge her bowl. teach her to wait
quietly for her food.
|09-01-2013 08:39 AM|
Is this different from the probiotics I'm giving her?? Are these pancreatic enzymes or something else?
|09-01-2013 08:36 AM|
|JMCrowley||These responses have been very helpful, though worrysome. I have a bad feeling something is wrong...I will have her tested as soon as I can next week. I know 5 cups is a LOT of food - seems she should not be so hungry. She poops a ton, esp. now on 5 cups, 3 times a day and it is a LOT, usually need 2 use 2 bags! I am so worried that she is EPI, but at least if I find out I can start to help her feel better. I'm gonna have a lot of learning to do if it's positive....|
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