Re: [FH] Re: Potassium supplement?
- Meredith, potassium chloride in fluids may sting. So if she is more upset
with her fluids, you will know why, and then go to oral supplements.
----- Original Message -----
From: "protectanimals" <meredityok@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 7:50 PM
Subject: [FH] Re: Potassium supplement?
> Monkey's potassium level was similar to what you are describing for
> Alec, and after reading about what all the numbers mean on
> felinecrf.org, I talked with my vet about supplementing her
> potassium. My vet agreed, so we added potassium chloride to her LRS
> bag (so when she gets her fluids, she gets her potassium supplemented
> at the same time). I'm wondering, though, what is your underlying
> question? Did you have a concern about giving a potassium supplement
> to a heart kitty? If so, I am very interested to hear and learn, I'm
> probably not the one here who can answer it tho! I can tell you from
> our experience, I haven't seen any visible reason to be concerned.
> In fact, I think between the fluids, the potassium supplement, and
> the phosphorous binder, Monkey is feeling much better. I am someone
> who adds just one thing at a time, so I can say that I haven't seen
> any negative affects from any of those, and her kidney values are
> much improved! Please do let us know if you have specific concerns
> or questions....
> Meredith with Monkey
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Leah Ferron <leahandhercats@...>
>> Hey all,
>> Anyone given their heart kitties potassium supplements? Alec has
> renal defiiency and right now he is at the bottom of normal for
> potassium. In what I am reading, this really means he needs
> potassium. I bought some potassium gluconate at GNC and I am thinking
> of adding some to Alec's supplements. What do you all think? On the
> CRF yahoo group, they list brand names and amounts to give so I have
> that information.
>> Leah and her cats
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