Small Simethecone

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Montgomery
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Small Simethecone

Post by Montgomery » 20 Jan 2022, 20:42

For anyone else with tiny hairballs out there...Montgomery takes Ovol to stop painful gas from getting trapped in his small intestine. Ovol is made for colicky infants, and the active ingredient is Simethecone. I just found out that the larger bottles are on back order. I was able to get a couple of bottles from one pharmacy, while our regular pharmacy was able to order some small ones that I should be able to pick up to-morrow. I checked with his veterinarian and there is no substitution available for someone so small. So, if you're reliant on this stuff like he is, heads-up...
Montgomery was born 20 March 2012. He eats extra lean ground chicken completed with Alnutrin and freeze-dried chicken liver, with hard-cooked egg. He gets two size zero capsules of Enzyme Diane's enzymes at each of his six meals, and one size four capsule of Tylan three times a day. He's a strong, fearless little Spitfire with a real Merlin engine.

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Re: Small Simethecone

Post by Jean » 22 Jan 2022, 07:33

thanks for this V
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

I am the Forum Director which I am very proud of

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We used Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


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Re: Small Simethecone

Post by Barb » 22 Jan 2022, 18:38

Thank you for the heads up. So many shortages.

We used simethecone for Kolby after he bloated...but he was 85 pounds and we were able to use Gas-X gelcaps which are too large for Montgomery. I hope supplies come in.

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Re: Small Simethecone

Post by Montgomery » 23 Jan 2022, 22:38

Thanks. He's good for awhile now. I usually have an open bottle and a spare, and when I open the spare, a I buy a new spare and I've never had a problem. Now I have four spares, and when I open one, I'll replace it. I've always said CYA is our motto. The girls at his clinic are really good about tracking things down, and there just isn't anything else. I'm hoping to be able to get him off of it. He's way less gassy without the kibble in his life, but we're still in the middle of a major food transition so I don't want to do more than one thing at a time.
Montgomery was born 20 March 2012. He eats extra lean ground chicken completed with Alnutrin and freeze-dried chicken liver, with hard-cooked egg. He gets two size zero capsules of Enzyme Diane's enzymes at each of his six meals, and one size four capsule of Tylan three times a day. He's a strong, fearless little Spitfire with a real Merlin engine.

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