- Jan 7, 2018
Thank you for all the informations! I've been giving her 1.2ml (she weights 4kg) every 12 hours. But i'm wondering, isn't it dangerous to increase the dosage?OK. So, continue to use Lactulose.....but, in a larger/greater amount
Increasing the amount of Lactulose will cause a wetter, softer stool.
How much more Lactulose should you give? You will only know by trial, because every cat and every circumstance is different/unique.
If too much is given, the stool will become very watery.
You might make a judgement by considering how much of a difference in stool softness occurred with the current dosage. If the stool was no different, you might try doubling that dosage and then observing for a change in the next following stool she produces. If the difference was only minor, you could try with an extra 1/2 of the amount....i.e. 1 1/2 times the original dose. Small increments are the way to go, and then increasing or decreasing if necessary.
What is the dosage you've been using?
In the long term there is an another related issue that you'll have to monitor for, but we can address that once you have her producing a sufficiently soft stool.
While your Vet may not have heard of Macrogol use, because the question is more related to the added electrolytes.....ask him if your cat could/would be harmed by the amount of those electrolytes in there. My understanding is that an otherwise healthy cat would not....but, he is the Vet!
Can you please explain what is the issue in the long-term? is it the laxatives not working anymore?
About Magrocol, i started giving her the one that i had (Movicol) yesterday, and i'll switch to the electrolytes-free version as soon as i receive it (probably today or tomorrow).