Re: [FH] HCM in CRF cat with hypertension, how to treat?
- Hi Ania,
In a message dated 4/8/08 4:57:47 PM, nanlunek@... writes:
> I`m new here and I dont speak EnglishWelcome to the group. Don't worry about the language at all...you're doing
> Lunek is 11 years old and he was diagnosed with CRF 4 years ago.Do you have the values for the BUN (blood urea nitrogen), creatinine,
> Since September he has also high blood pressure and proteinurie, with
> protein/crea ratio over 0.75-1.2.
phosphorus, and urine specific gravity? Those will help give us an idea about Lunek's
> So, what else can we do? Vet said "diuretic"So he gets a total of 200mL daily, right? I know he's always dehydrated...but
> (furosemid) but Lunek with his poliuria is always dehydrated,
> althought he become 100 ml sc. twice a day!
have you thought of giving less fluids per day? I'm not saying that will
solve the problem, because balancing hydration with the kidneys and the heart is
difficult. I'm just asking.
> He wants nothing to drinkDo you mean he won't drink on his own? Will he let you syringe water in his
mouth? Can you add water to his food (but only if it's a canned or fresh food,
not dryt he...although it wouldn't be a good idea for him to be eating dry
food anyway, b/c it contains only 10% or less moisture. But that's another
topic.) Does Lunek like homemade meat broth (for example, simmering some chicken or
meat scraps in water)?
> I really dont know to do yet. Vet suggesting also pimobendanI can't answer your questions about the medications. But dandelion is a plant
> but I am not sure it is save in cat. Spironolakton is also problem
> becouse he has quite high potassium level. I heard something called
> dendelion juice, what is it and can I try this by Lunek?
(Taraxacum officinale is the botanical name, if that helps you recognize it)
and the leaves are used as a diuretic (the root is used for something else).
Here are 2 articles about it that might be helpful:
Also, about the potassium. Do you mean that Lunek has high potassium or high
phosphorus? High phosphorus is not uncommon with kidney cats, which also may
have low potassium. For high phosphorus, we use phosphorus binders. There is
information on that here:
Dandelion contains potassium, so if Lunek has high potassium (and not high
phosphorus), dandelion may not be a good choice. // Rosemary
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