EPI (Endocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency). General Chat

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  1. CaroleC

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    I hope you see an improvement soon. Best wishes for Luna's future health.
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    Best wishes [and love] for Luna and you too Branjo. I did have a quick look at Pereg's test results - she had to have regular full blood tests every three months, but some had to be done every six months, and for those her blood had to be sent to a specialist laboratory. The full thyroid panel was only needed yearly if the previously six monthly one was not as it should be. But the numbers here are not always the same as in other countries so it is difficult for me to compare.

    Plus she had a totally different problem and it was only through the blood tests that we were able to know how her medication was doing and/or if it was causing problems.
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    As you say, what a relief !
    Let’s hope there is an improvement quickly
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    It must be a relief to have her diagnosed, and I hope she is improving.

    Studies shows EPI is believed to be genetic, though the exact mode of inheritance is unknown. Research is currently being done to try and find a genetic marker so that carriers can be identified.
    The Maya Metabolomic Study
    http://www.epi4dogs.com/epi-research-facts
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    Yeah it is for sure, just wish the enzymes at gotten here already, with the timing of my order and the holiday, its behind schedule. Still she remains the same happy dog though.

    Yeah the vet also said they really don't know why it springs up in young dogs the way it does. I'm thinking about the thousands of dogs that looked starving and were put down and it was probably something like this.
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    Slowly slowly Banjo - the necessary enzymes will arrive and you should then see a great improvement in Luna's health. In which case you will always be able to have a stock in place.

    I still think regular blood tests the way to go, with a major full Thyroid panel done every six months should tell how and if the enzymes are working as they should,

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