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Pet Health (not to be substituted for qualified vet advice) => Help With My Sick Pet => Topic started by: cats8398 on December 07, 2011, 04:46:50 PM



Title: Miralax Dose
Post by: cats8398 on December 07, 2011, 04:46:50 PM
How much can you give a cat.  My cat has been getting 1/4 teaspoon twice a day and I had a problem with constipation(seen in another thread).  My vet said I can go up to 1/4 tsp 3 times a day.  Has any one given more and is it safe at 4 tsp a day dose? 


Title: Re: Miralax Dose
Post by: catbird on December 07, 2011, 05:51:48 PM
I haven't given it, but this vet blog says you can go up to a full tablespoon if that is what is needed (hopefully it won't be!):

http://drpollen.blogspot.com/2008/07/treating-constipation-in-cats_5979.html


Title: Re: Miralax Dose
Post by: ANDYcat on December 11, 2011, 05:03:20 PM
Just caught this thread....

cats8398, don't know if you've seen it but, this site may be of help http://www.felineconstipation.org/

That blog post seems to be about three years old...if it ever were, Miralax is not a Rx med...and, in Canada, it's known as Restoralax (guess Health Canada wasn't fussy about the 'miracle' reference in an OTC drug!) As for giving a cat "up to a tablespoon".....glory be! I'd say that's an elephant's dosage!


Title: Re: Miralax Dose
Post by: GKit on December 13, 2011, 06:19:51 AM
Gypsy gets 1/8 teaspoon twice a day (our vet instructions are also up to 1/2 teaspoon per day). We also give about a tablespoon of pumpkin (about 24gm) mixed into her low-residue food.  So far it seems the Miralax is working better than the lactulose or kristalose she used to get.