Re: Update on 20 year old cat with swollen back legs
- Thank you Sharyl! My vet did prescribe Mylanta as a phosphate
binder. I am going to ask for a copy of the blood test so I can see
the levels on everything. My vet said she would not give Lasix
because of his kidneys; but then she said the cardiologist might
prescribe it. We will see tomorrow. I just hope he does not get
too stressed during the test.
--- In email@example.com, Sharyl Cline <clinebay@...>
> Margie, the traveling cardiologist sounds great. If
> you make an appointment with one at another facility
> there is a good chance you would have to leave Frisky
> for several hours. I know when I took Albert and
> Pequita in we had to leave them at 9 am and couldn't
> pick them up until 4 pm.
> Old is relative. If Frisky is happy then my vote is
> to treat him for whatever ails him. Did the vet give
> you a copy of his blood work. Vets often prescribe
> Mylanta as a phosphate binder. If so you might want
> to check into buying Dried Aluminum Hydroxide. It
> works better and can be mixed with Frisky's food.
> The recommended dosage of regular strength Pepcid AC
> is 1/4 pill EOD on the CRF board. To much Pepcid can
> cause an upset tummy. Also Pepcid is processed
> through the kidneys and too much can cause problems
> Did your vet talk about lasix to help eliminate the
> fluids in his legs? That would be something to talk
> to the cardiologist about.
> Good Luck
> Sharyl Albert and Pequita
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