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Epizyme Powder for Dogs & Cats

Epizyme Powder for Dogs & Cats

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    This saved my dogs life

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    This medicine saved my dogs life when diagnosed with EPI. It took 6 months to finally find a vet that figured out what was wrong with him and he was so thin and malnourished I wasn't sure if he was going to make it. Within 1 day of adding Epizyme to his food his stools firmed up and he started to gain weight right away. He is now 49 pounds and thriving. I give this a 4 star because of a few reasons. One it can cause ulcers in the mouth and my dog started to get redness around his gums and teeth cracking. The medication states to let it sit for 10 mins but after doing extensive research I found out it is best to thoroughly stir in the powder with water and let sit for 30 mins before feeding making This medicine saved my dogs life when diagnosed with EPI. It took 6 months to finally find a vet that figured out what was wrong with him and he was so thin and malnourished I wasn't sure if he was going to make it. Within 1 day of adding Epizyme to his food his stools firmed up and he started to gain weight right away. He is now 49 pounds and thriving. I give this a 4 star because of a few reasons. One it can cause ulcers in the mouth and my dog started to get redness around his gums and teeth cracking. The medication states to let it sit for 10 mins but after doing extensive research I found out it is best to thoroughly stir in the powder with water and let sit for 30 mins before feeding making sure all food is coated and that you can not see any of the powder. This helped and my dogs gums are not red anymore but I am still concerned about his cracked teeth. This could not be from the medication but malnutrition from him being sick but not sure. Wish the vet would have told me about this so I could have known to let the medication sit. Second issue is that after about a month and a half the medication seems to loose its effectiveness and I read about this recently that this is a common issue with Epizyme. The first time it happened I thought It was because I was traveling a lot and the heat of the medication being in my car might have damaged the enzymes. So now when I travel with it I put it in a lunch bag with an ice pack and now a month and a half later my dogs stools are getting a little mushy and not as firm as they should be. This medication is so expensive and I buy the bigger bottles because it is more affordable this way but now I have had to throw 2 bottles that were 1/2 full away. It is hard to find information on what temps this medication should be stored at but I did finally find a source that said between 50 to 77 degrees. My house stays about 79-80 degrees and I have been struggling with how to store this in a cooler place. You can't put it in the fridge and I can't afford to keep my AC running 24-7 AT 75 degrees. I have done a lot of research on alternative enzymes and going to give Pan-tenex a try. Hope this information helps anyone with a dog that has EPI and can help them avoid some of the stuff I had to learn the hard way. … more

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