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Dandelion root
Posted: 16/01/2010 by tortoise7

Hi Guys
I am going to give Keya some Dandelion root as a laxative, do I grate it on her food or give her the root to nibble on?
Thanks
Jane

Re: Dandelion root
Posted: 16/01/2010 by tortoise7

No worry guys, I decided to use logic and grated it

Jane

Re: Dandelion root
Posted: 16/01/2010 by VivTPG

Hi Jane, how did you get on?  I havent heard of the root being used as a laxative, let us know if it works!  I heard that Aloe acts as a laxative.

Regards Vivienne

Re: Dandelion root
Posted: 16/01/2010 by tortoise7

Hi Vivienne,
I was told today that Butternut Squash acts as cleanser/laxative/wormer, spoilt for choice teehee. I have an aloe but it is the one with the long spikes? I thought there was only one type but apparently there are different species!!! Personally I would like to use the Aloe as I am a great fan of it. I am really hoping that Keya goes soon, I would prefer it happen to naturally. I have an appointment booked for the vet on Wednesday just in case she still hasn't been. I have been giving her so many baths she thinks I don't know that she is not a turtle!!
Jane

Re: Dandelion root
Posted: 16/01/2010 by TPGDarren

Hi Jane,

I'm pretty sure Butternut Squash isn't an effective wormer - though not sure about it's laxative properties at all.
Laxatives commonly used are liquid parafin and lactulose.

HTH
TC
Darren

Re: Dandelion root
Posted: 16/01/2010 by TPGDarren

I have heard of Aloe producing lose stools - so this may well help if you have it handy:-)

TC
Darren

Re: Dandelion root
Posted: 16/01/2010 by tortoise7

Hi Darren

The Vet is talking about using liquid paraffin or doing an enema, have you had experience of an enema being done (On one of your torts I don't mean you personally!!!)
Jane

 

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