Chronic Constipation

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Peppersmom72, May 8, 2018.

  1. Peppersmom72

    Peppersmom72 Member

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    Can my Pepper be on Colace long term?
     
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  2. Maggies Mom Debby

    Maggies Mom Debby Well-Known Member

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    I know that cats can be on miralax long term, but I don't know about colase. You may need to check with the vet.
     
  3. Peppersmom72

    Peppersmom72 Member

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    I did. They said they didn't know.
     
  4. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Here’s some info on colace use in humans
    https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/colace
    Seems they say not to use it long term because the body will become dependant on it. If it’s the only thing that works for him though, you may need to. Have you asked your vet about cisapride? I haven’t used it, but it was the next step for my civie if the lactalose didn’t work (it did, thankfully)
     
  5. Chip’s Dad

    Chip’s Dad New Member

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    Miralax is safe to use every day. It works differently than Colace, (not a laxative or stimulant) using the body’s own water to soften stool. Start out with an eighth of a tsp. and increase a little until you see results. Takes a couple of days to kick in. If stool gets too soft, reduce the amount. It is totally odorless and tasteless. Works great.
     
  6. Dusty Bones

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    I use Miralax on Dusty every day, going on 4 years already.
     

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