Lactulose solution

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Phoebe11
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Lactulose solution

Post by Phoebe11 » 15 Mar 2014, 13:44

Poor Darcy is constipated & I know I've read somewhere about giving them a little lactulose solution does anyone know how much please?

We were all geared up to going to Coombe park meet but had to cancel as she's been a bit sick & is having probs pooing!
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EstelleB
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Re: Lactulose solution

Post by EstelleB » 15 Mar 2014, 14:45

No idea sorry, but it is pretty mild safe stuff, used it for my daughter for years. I'd try a kids dose and see if it works.

If she's being sick though could she have a blockage or serious case of constipation which might need to be checked out?
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Phoebe11
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Re: Lactulose solution

Post by Phoebe11 » 15 Mar 2014, 15:57

Thanks I will/I am keeping an eye on her.
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Lexi-dood
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Re: Lactulose solution

Post by Lexi-dood » 15 Mar 2014, 22:04

I think you are meant to give a small amount (tablespoon-ish) 3 x a day. It is very gentle on the system.

As said before, if she isn't pooing and is being sick then she needs to be taken to the vets asap as it can be a sign of a blockage.

I hope she is better soon.

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