Re: [FH] Correct values for Q-tip. Please give input..Please
I'm sure others will chime in as they see your post. .
The creatine of 2.6 is a little high, but not
outrageous based on the ranges for the three different
labs that have been doing my cat's testing. The BUN
is also a little high, this can be related to diet.
Creatinine and BUN can be elevated due to dehydration
Is Q-tip eating well? Is she drinking water well?
Dehydration can cause a cat to breath more quickly.
Often in chronic renal failure the phosphorus level
will climb, but your value is low. . I have read
that hypokalemia (low potassium) in and of itself can
lead to elevated creatinine levels as well as lowered
phosphorus levels. Of course there are many other
reasons for low phosphorus such as diet and
The low potassium may be due to lasix - I don't
remember whether Q-tip is taking an ACE-inhibitor or
spironolactone, these help with the potassium wasting
effects of furosemide.
Sodium and Potassium are two of the main electrolytes
in the body and the ratio just shows that they are out
of balance, the K is too low and the Na is too high so
you get a larger number than you might like.
--- froggymeowmeow <kimberly.cannon@...>
> 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
> Her chest X-ray was clear..no fluid build-up.
> Her heavy brething..maybe her directic too high per
> vet. Adjusting to
> lower dose.
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