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Old 04-12-2018, 10:23 AM
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Default Re: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

Vets shouldn't get upset, they should understand what you are trying to do. And what you were doing seemed not bad. The dog had better numbers on the higher dose, symptoms diminished. Cutting back the dose raised the numbers and had him drinking/peeing again.

And not testing for a couple weeks?? When you are making all these changes? That's when you test more, in my opinion. Especially knowing he had lows of 72, but that doesn't mean it happens every day. You might want to test a few days around nadir time and get an average.
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Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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