Re: [FH] Her values
OK, the Creatine is much better at 2.6 than 3.1. Her Phosporus looks ggod, you want this below 4.0. The Potassium is probably from the diuretics. Definitely supplementation is needed for the potassium. I would not worry too much right now about the kidneys. Be sure to do a recheck in a month or two. If the results are worse than you can think about kidney issues. All her numbers could be off due to the infection.
Dehydration can cause heavy breathing and change kidney numbers too. See how she does on the lower lasix dosage. Don't panic yet.
Leah and her cats and Angel Alec
froggymeowmeow <kimberly.cannon@...> wrote:
Creatine -2.6 (NOT 3.1)
NA/K ration 56 ( what is this)
Phosphorus--3.1 (almost low..what does that mean)
Potasium-2.8 ( getting something for that tommrow from vet)
Sodium-160 ( a little high)
Her liver enzymes are slightly high, but she has a gum infection so
she is getting Marin for Cats and a antibotic for her gums.
Her chest X-ray was clear..no fluid build-up.
Her heavy brething..maybe her directic too high per vet. Adjusting
to lower dose.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Leah Ferron
>kidney problems. Angel Alec was on low protein special kidney food
> There is great debate over high or low protein for kitties with
for his renal values. I can't say if it helped or not but his values
stayed stable with the food for 3 years. That doesn't mean it was the
food that did it or if his kidneys just weren't that bad. I think the
kidney food helped to make his muscle wasting worse. Maybe the food
had benefits and maybe it hurt him. I can't be sure and I can't
recommend it either way.
>instead of chronic. I would think you would want another blood test
> I do think Q-Tip is having a kidney issue but it could be acute
in a month or two before you change her food. The values as they are
ones that you definitely want to watch. The research says that a
change in Creat from 2-4 is a greater change than 5-8 or above. That
is because once the Creat is above normal than the kidneys are
working at a 75% deficit. Let me know if I can help with anything
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