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2240Re: [feline-heart] Spud--weight loss

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  • Laura Penny
    Apr 3, 2001
      Hi Rachel,

      Have you had his free T4 tested? Kassy's T4 is always normal, but when she
      has a period of weight loss, we always find her free T4 is up. In older
      cats, the T4 is not always reliable.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: gcatsndogs@... <gcatsndogs@...>
      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 3:08 AM
      Subject: [feline-heart] Spud--weight loss

      >Spud's weight is continuing to decline. He weighed 13.10 lbs. on
      >Feb. 5. He weighed 12.60 on March 12 (and his tummy was EMPTY for an
      >abdominal ultrasound). Today he weighed 12.20.
      >His T-4 was normal as of March 12. BUN 88, Creatinine 4.6. He
      >currently takes amlodipine, diltiazem, and potassium citrate daily.
      >We do fluids twice a day, and we do pulse therapy antibiotics 5 days a
      >He continues to enjoy eating.
      >Any ideas as to the weight loss trend--besides the fact that we are 4+
      >years past his CRF diagnosis?
      >Rachel and Spud
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