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This is a composite photo of Schneider before [5/11]and after [10/11] Hard to believe it's the same dog, right?
Schneider, long-haired GSD
Dx: 2/1/11, weighed 44 lbs in December 2010; currently 79.5 lbs
1.5 cups Taste Of The Wild Pacific Salmon 3x daily, incubated with 2 Tbs water approx. 30 minutes; 1 scoop of ...
The only way to confirm Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) is with a TLI (Trypsin-Like Immunoreactivity) blood test.
cTLI tests have a rare false-positive results one should re-evaluate exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) dogs for possible acute Pancreatitis, or have Ultra Sound to rule out other organ issues and check for possible tumor/growth obstructing pancreas or verify atrophy, fortunately even with a severely atrophied pancreas a EPI dog can still produce Insulin. .
The following is from Texas A&M University (TAMU) GI Laboratory explaining the TLI test: ...
We recently had several dogs come into our emergency facility with symptoms of toxicity. The culprit? Xylitol, a sugar substitute found in sugarless gums, candies and even snacks like cookies, cakes and ice cream.
Most people have heard that chocolate is poisonous to dogs. They may not know the reason—dogs are sensitive to the caffeine-like effect of methylxanthine in chocolate—but chocolate is kept away and dogs ...
EPI-Dog.com recommends purchasing your enzymes from a reputable supplier, we suggest if your interested in getting enzymes for a reasonable price see:
Caution: There are other enzyme sellers out there that offer Pancreatin 6x European Powder & Pancreatin 8x European Powder; These enzymes have a high content of acetone, which ...
January 2011 - from TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY(see link below)
Cobalamin: Diagnostic use and therapeutic considerations
- Cobalamin deficiency in Gastrointestinal Disease
- Cobalamin Therapy
- Doses and route of administration
- Further Reading
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) is a water-soluble, cobalt-containing vitamin with an important role in biochemical processes referred to as single carbon transfers. During these reactions, functional units such as methyl groups (-CH3) are transferred onto or between biologically important compounds. Cobalamin is a co-factor for at least three enzymes that carry out these types of reactions, acting as a transitional ...
Bacterial Overgrowth in Dogs-More Common Than You Think
Roger M Batt
Masterfoods, Mars Inc.
Waltham-on-the-Wolds, Leicestershire, UK
The proximal small intestine normally contains few bacteria.In small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) there is proliferation of abnormal numbers of bacteria in the lumen of the upper small intestine. The definition of what is considered an abnormal number of bacteria in the dog is still under discussion. It is classically stated that in normal household pet dogs no more than 104 to 105 bacteria per mL of juice are present in the lumen of the upper small intestine. Although recent reviews have questioned the accuracy of this upper limit of normal, some of the reported variation may reflect inclusion of dogs not from household environments rather than pet dogs. However, it is generally accepted that species normally present ...
EPI-Dog.com recommends Bio-Pro which can be found here: http://k9enzymes.com/bio_pro.html Super Probiotic Blend BIO-PRO™ is a Premium High Potency Probiotic Complex containing a blend of 14 different species of micro-organisms designed to replenish, support and maintain the microflora in your pets gastrointestinal tract. In our pet’s ...
THE PANCREASIs a small light "pinkish tan" glandular organ positioned under the stomach and along side the duodenum (upper small intestine). The "endocrine" pancreas is the part of the pancreas that secretes hormones such as insulin and glucagon which regulate blood sugar. The "exocrine" pancreas produces enzymes used to digest food. These two different ...Published on 06-19-2014 02:48 PM
Hundreds of consumer complaints were aimed at dog food manufactures in 2012 and dozens – perhaps hundreds – of dogs were harmed. While many of these tainted jerky treats have been recalled, these most recent recalls are likely just another case of Chinese imports.
Fortunately, pet owners have become wiser since the melamine poisonings and massive recalls from 2007 and many are making decisions that will protect their pets. They have learned that quality control and food safety standards are shabby at best in many overseas and Chinese manufacturing plants ...
By Lew OlsonProduct Description from Amazon***The first guide to both raw feeding and healthy homecooked meals for dogs.In the whirlwind of information about local, organic, and whole foods, it’s easy to forget that our canine companions can also benefit from—and deserve—a more natural and nurturing diet. Preparing Fido’s food at home may seem daunting, ...by
Many years ago my husband and I decided to explore K9 Search and Rescue. We were both avid hikers and loved dogs – it seemed a perfect fit.
We located a team of SAR K9 handlers and one of them happened to live a few towns over. We made a date and one fall afternoon we met up at an area of state lands – 1,000s of acres – somewhat of a rarity on Long Island.
Nancy is one of those real special people – Raised three good kids on her own, ...