My vet suggested we put our guys on it.
Anyone know a lot about it? Anything I should watch out for?
I believe you can give them Metamucil instead of sand clear. SR knows. Hopefully she will post.
Don't waste your money on Sand Clear. You can buy generic Metamucil for a lot less, and it has the same psyllium fiber that's in Sand Clear.
It's fiber; there's nothing to watch out for. It helps keep their bowels moving.
My mom's older guy (Firecracker) has Cushings and is prone to colic, so she's paranoid about him. I had to ask.
She said she found some sand in Firecracker (the 30 year old Quarab's) fecal sample.
Brandon and Tyler were clear.
I use sandclear. I feel better about using it. I know what it's for and I know the results. As others have said, their are cheaper alternatives that can work just as well but at $18 a bucket, it's not that expensive in my opinion. I actually have it shipped through smartpak and it works as a good reminder that it's time to do his monthly flush. Do you have your older guy on a senior feed?
I wish I knew if psyllium actually works or not. It seems most people feel it does, but there is at least one published study where it was found to do basically nothing.
I am giving my guys psyllium currently, but it is expensive to feed it if really doesn't do anything! I wish there were more conclusive studies on the matter.
What do you guys think?
we have lots of beach in NM. It was recommended that i increase fiber intake, for the horse. I think i will try the metamucil, how much do you give? once a day? twice?
gbear, I give it once a week. Some people give it once a day for a set number of days, then wait a month before starting over.
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