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Reply #15 - Aug 6th, 2009 at 2:02pm
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Another update
It is now 2:00PM and Laser has eaten about 4 times since 8:00AM.  What a relief.
  
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Reply #16 - Aug 6th, 2009 at 10:56pm
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I haven't posted anything but just wanted to say how happy I am to read that Laser is doing so much better.  I have been following all your and Tempest's posts.  Tempest knows so much and is so very helpful.  I know how much I appreciated all her help and suggestions when my Skittles was so sick.  Again, congrats on your success and I hope Laser won't have anymore problems in the pooh department.   Smiley
  

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Reply #17 - Aug 7th, 2009 at 2:57pm
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Well today is Friday Aug 7th, and I have completely eliminated hard food from Laser's diet.  He has been eating really well, since yesterday but he misses the hard food, so I have been giving him more of the wet food and he is so pesty about it I know he just wants the hard stuff, but no more.  The less hard food the better for him.  He needs all the water he can get, but I must say he has improved greatly.  I am also happy to report I got the kitchen rug shampooed and last night Laser got the dreaded butt wash.  All is well.

Thanks again for all the support and suggestions.  I really appreciated them.
  
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Reply #18 - Aug 7th, 2009 at 4:07pm
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Sounds like you are doing all the right things for Laser and that he is responding well to it.  Such a relief for you both, I'm sure.

Keep up the good caretaking!

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Psyllium with Miralax
Reply #19 - Aug 17th, 2009 at 7:35pm
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Tempest,

Thanks for providing so much valuable information.

I have a CRF cat and just lately she's been having big dry poops.  I've been giving her 1/2 tsp of baby food squash with each meal (3/day) and it seems like it may be too much bulk.  I used to give her psyllium but switched to squash because it seemed more natural.  

Just two days ago, I switched back to psyllium and sure enough, the poop literally slid out of her last night.  However, it was still very dry.  I started her on Miralax today and was fortunate enough to read your post that mentioned using both psyllium and Miralax.  I normally will mix 1-500 mg Psyllium capsule with 2 tablespoons of water and let it sit until it forms a gel, then mix 2 tsp with her food (3/day).  She always did well on this amount but I’m a bit apprehensive about giving her both the psyllium and Miralax.  In your opinion,  how much and how often would you give her the psyllium?  

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Lazystevie…so glad to hear that Lazer is doing better.   Smiley
  
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Reply #20 - Aug 18th, 2009 at 1:07am
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Cindee,

Psyllium (or any form of fibre) works in a very different manner than Miralax.  Fibre bulks up the stool so that it passes more efficiently through the colon.  Miralax holds moisture in the stool to soften it.  The two can work together or separately to help resolve constipation.  Either strategy requires that the cat takes in sufficient fluid to make it work.  If the cat is even slightly dehydrated, as is often the case in CRF cats, both fibre and Miralax can make matters worse.  The most critical step in resolving and preventing constipation is to make sure that the cat is properly hydrated at all times.  If your cat is in early stage CRF with a creatinine below 3.0, she may or may not be able to keep herself adequately hydrated with oral intake of water alone.  If she can not or will not drink enough to maintain hydration, or if her creat is over 3.0, she may benefit from regular subQ fluid administration.  Chronic constipation is one indicator that she probably is not maintaining adequate hydration on her own.

I tend to check Tanya's CRF Info Centre site for dosing guidelines.  You can read the recommendations for both psyllium and Miralax use at the following link:

http://www.felinecrf.org/treatments.htm#constipation

All the best to you and your girl.

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Reply #21 - Aug 22nd, 2009 at 12:23pm
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Sometimes it will be the most suitable way for the pet.
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