21823Re: [FH] Thanks, one more question
- Dec 1, 2005Vickie,
One comment on the potassium. Do NOT give your cat potassium supplements
without your vet's approval. High levels of potassium can kill a cat and
cats don't always lose potassium the way people do when they're taking
diuretics. The only way to tell is with a blood test. If you kitty is
weak, talk to your vet and request a blood test.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Burns" <ghostbiscuits@...>
To: "vickie" <VickieJunger@...>; "Feline Heart"
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [FH] Thanks, one more question
> hi vickie....your vet will no doubt be monitoring
> kidney function, but another concern is loss of
> potassium with so much urine being shed.....roger rags
> was on 468mgs of potassium gluconate daily (rena-care
> by amvet, prescription only), as his potassium levels
> began dropping each time we increased the
> lasix.....even with a potassium sparing drug such as
> enalapril or in his case, benazepril, being given as
> well, he needed supplementation.....take care, susan
> --- vickie <VickieJunger@...> wrote:
> > What kinda side effects should I look for when
> > giving lasix 3x a day.
> > Vickie
> > Beware of ISS/VAS cancer that kills cats!
> > www.vas-awareness.org
> > Don't give shots in the SCRUFF. www.catshots.com
> > In memory of Angel ONYX 12/27/02 and Smudge 5/01/04
> > Beware of Feline Diabetes !!!
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