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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-05-20 17:03:00 UTC
Subject: Re: RE: Post surgery Poop

>All you will need would be about 1 1/2 cc of Milk Of
>Magnesia or just plain white milk would even work.
>Hope this helps. Thanks and Best Wishes.
> > eating & drinking fine, but I am a little concerned
>> that he only pooped once in the 24 hours that I've
>> had him home. It was a pretty big one, but should I
> > give him a little more Laxatone? I gave him a little

Let his gut come back on it's own, but first ask the vet what sort of
time-frame the vet expects for this individual. The level of
inflammation varies among them. I personally would NOT give
something like a dairy product or laxative that could further
irritate the intestine; it's already been moved around to get behind
it and needs a little time instead of irritation. If the intestine
does not come back on its own in the time-frame your vet wants, then
find out what the vet wants done. We've noticed that vets are very
open to receiving calls on this sort of thing, esp. since its the
sort of question which makes their work go much better.