A BATTLE WITH EPI AND ALLERGIES
Brynn’s story is riddled with ups and downs. At 5 months old she was diagnosed with EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency), which is common in German Shepherds. EPI is an inefficiency in enzymes that break down food so dogs can digest and absorb nutrients. Common warning signs are soft or runny stools or the inability to gain weight even though normal amounts of food are eaten. If you want to learn more about EPI, read our blog post Important Stuff you Should Know About EPI and Dogs.
Brynn’s problems didn’t stop there.
After a year of treatment, Brynn saw inconsistent progress. So Maureen decided to do an allergy test. She soon found out that Brynn was allergic to everything from peas to coconut oil. This presented challenges in Brynn’s diet, grooming and everyday life. It sucked, but like any loving dog mom she does everything she can to make Brynn comfortable and happy.
Knowing what Brynn is allergic to helped Maureen feed a proper diet and control what comes in contact with Brynn. This has helped Brynn enormously and she is now a happy girl!
When we heard about Brynn’s allergies, we wanted to help, but our Regular and Healer bar contain coconut oil. So we invited Maureen and Brynn to be the inspiration for our first Limited Edition Heroes creation.
We have been working closely with Maureen to design a custom dog shampoo bar that would suit Brynn. And we are now happy to tell you that we are ready to share Brynn’s creation with our fans!
Brynn, 100% Natural Dog Shampoo Bar for Dogs is featured as the Spring 2017 Limited Edition Heroes creation. This shampoo bar is gentle, coconut-free and wont’ strip your dog’s natural coat oils. It’s made with 100% natural ingredients, coloured with red french clay and scented with an earthy lemongrass essential oil. These bars are silky smooth, quick to later and easy to rinse, which makes them perfect for the frequent bathing that is needed in the spring.