Lectade Oral Rehydration Therapy is water-soluble electrolyte replacer for dehydrated animals, containing glucose. Lectade comes in single sachets and makes 2 litres of fluid. It is a non-antibiotic supportive treatment. Glucose and glycine are actively absorbed by the intestinal tract causing water and sodium to be absorbed simultaneously with these nutrients. This ensures a high degree of rehydration in scouring and dehydrated dogs, cats and young farm animals.
Add the contents of section A and section B to 2 L of warm water. Then, stir until dissolved, and feed the quantity prescribed. Refrigerate the remainder for next use, but prepare a fresh solution daily. Always use Sections A and B together. To prepare 500 mL of solution, 1 level 5 mL medicine spoonful of powder from section A to 3 heaped spoonfuls of powder from section B; stir until dissolved.
Approximately 75% of dogs find Lectade palatable and will drink the solution voluntarily, or you can use a dosing syringe. Palatability for cats is however variable. Continue treatment for one to two days after the animal appears clinically recovered and is feeding normally.
Make available the solution following specific treatment for the condition indicated, and administer two-three times daily. The following doses are the daily recommended doses: Miniature dogs/cats: 125 mL. Small dogs: 250 mL. Medium dogs: 500 mL. Large dogs: 750 mL.