After the latest operation with Rupert we were recommended to give him lactulose on a daily basis.
This together with encouraging him to drink lots of water may just help to avoid any further problems.
We were given a small bottle to take away after the op but on finding that we were running low I rang the vets for more.
On enquiring the price I was told that it was £9.00 for a 50ml bottle.
I expressed my horror at how expensive this was for such a small bottle and the lovely vets receptionist told me that she has to give this to her dog and she obtained hers from the chemist.
Apparently it is exactly the same stuff (I checked) but.....wait for it.....it costs £3.00 for 300ml.
This means that the bottle they were selling me worked out to 50p
Now, I know they have overheads to meet but I bet they buy their lactulose in huge bottles and it costs them very little.
I don't think the vet would approve of the receptionist giving out snippets like that but I am very grateful to her seeing as Rupert will be on this for life now.
Just another example of how we are overcharged by vets.