Re: Gas colic remedies or preventstives

Eleanor Kellon, VMD

Tracy's dose of 1 tablet of Gas-X per 100 lbs is what most vets recommend. It will work immediately for stomach gas but takes a while to reach the hind gut. In humans and dogs/cats it can be used 2 to 4 times a day. No known side effects but don't give with medications.

"Gas" colic is a bit of a catch-all term for a nonsurgical colic. Another term is spasmodic colic. Poor gut motility may allow gas to build up in a segment, causing pain. Light exercise like walking or lunging usually resolves it.

Diet changes, including in hay, can cause it probably through altered fermentation patterns. I've been suspicious of organic hay preservatives on several occasions. Parasites, especially tapeworms, may be to blame.
Eleanor in PA 
EC Owner 2001

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