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Arubalisa
February 18th 06, 12:14 AM
Until I speak to the vet tomorrow, I was wondering if I can give my boy
some Petromalt for his constipation. Anyone have experience with vet
prescribing Lactulose? How does it work? TIA so much...

Lisa
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Rhonda
February 18th 06, 01:40 AM
Hi Lisa,

Our CRF cat years ago used to have that problem and we'd give her
pumpkin. I would think the Petromalt would be okay, too, but the extra
fiber always seemed to help our cat.

Rhonda

Arubalisa wrote:

> Until I speak to the vet tomorrow, I was wondering if I can give my boy
> some Petromalt for his constipation. Anyone have experience with vet
> prescribing Lactulose? How does it work? TIA so much...
>
> Lisa
> http://www.hoosierkitties.com Hoosier Kitties- Resource links for you
> about your cat
> http://www.arubabound.com Aruba Bound!
>
>

Switch
February 18th 06, 01:55 AM
Arubalisa wrote:
> Until I speak to the vet tomorrow, I was wondering if I can give my boy

> http://www.arubabound.com Aruba Bound!

sorry your cat is bound up
hope she takes a big dump soon

maybe someone could "stir" the litter ever so often
maybe puts her in the mood

if I go in the woods? theres something about being in the woods that
makes you wanna take a big dump

February 18th 06, 03:27 AM
Let me know if you don't get help soon. I am a Animal Health care
assist. in a very busy Veterinary hospital

Phil P.
February 18th 06, 08:57 AM
"Arubalisa" > wrote in message
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> Until I speak to the vet tomorrow, I was wondering if I can give my boy
> some Petromalt for his constipation. Anyone have experience with vet
> prescribing Lactulose? How does it work? TIA so much...


Lactulose tastes terrible- most cats hate it, so be sure to ask your vet for
chicken or fish flavored lactulose- your cat will think its a treat. If
your vet doesn't have flavored lactulose, ask him to write a prescription
and get it filled at any human compounding pharmacy. If you try to give
your cat unflavored lactulose- it will be a nightmare-- a very messy
nightmare.

Lactulose is also very sticky and can be messy to administer. The easiest
way to give it to a cat is with a 3 cc/ml *catheter tip* syringe and with a
dispenser on the bottle.

http://www.maxshouse.com/Equipment/Lactulose+3cc+10cc_syringe.jpg


Cats have a gap between their canines and carnassial teeth where the tip of
syringe fits perfectly without forcing open the cat's mouth.
Your vet will probably prescribe 2 cc twice a day. Squirt about 1/2 cc into
your cat's mouth at a time *very slowly*. Be sure to give him the
medication very slowly so he doesn't choke or aspirate the syrup into his
lungs. You'll be a pro after the 2nd time.

http://www.maxshouse.com/Illustrations/liquid_meds.jpg



Good luck,

Phil

jmc
February 19th 06, 12:42 AM
Suddenly, without warning, Arubalisa exclaimed (18-Feb-06 12:14 AM):
> Until I speak to the vet tomorrow, I was wondering if I can give my boy
> some Petromalt for his constipation. Anyone have experience with vet
> prescribing Lactulose? How does it work? TIA so much...
>
> Lisa
> http://www.hoosierkitties.com Hoosier Kitties- Resource links for you
> about your cat
> http://www.arubabound.com Aruba Bound!
>

The vet has prescribed Lactulose to Meep in the past. Must be the
flavored version, 'cause I'd just squirt it on her food and she'd eat it
up, no problem. I also give her petromalt on a regular basis, now that
I'm not using the lactulose.

In getting her to drink more water for her cystitis, I also cured her
tendency to be backed up.

jmc