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21823Re: [FH] Thanks, one more question

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  • Sue at MAGDRL
    Dec 1, 2005
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      Vickie,

      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.


      Sue

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Susan Burns" <ghostbiscuits@...>
      To: "vickie" <VickieJunger@...>; "Feline Heart"
      <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      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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