Re: [FH] kidney stuff
- Yes, dealing with Bastet and her CRF and heart disease has been quite the balancing act. her internist introduced Azodyl for her kidneys, and we think it has helped (she recently moved from Stage 2 to Stage 3). The lasix can't be played around with in her case as her heart disease is so severe, in fact the Lasix had to be increased about eight months ago. She was also taken off sub-q fluids altogether to keep her our of heart failure.
I do syringe feed at night (watered down catfood) to help with hydration and and keep her weight up. The internist says this should have no affect on the dehydration as the lasix will just cause her to excrete it, but some people on the CRF swear by introducing oral hydration when sub-q fluids can't be used. My regular vet thinks I should continue the syringe feeding.
Pat & Bastet
----- Original Message -----
From: etakolam <katemalo@...>
Date: Friday, June 25, 2010 2:11 pm
Subject: [FH] kidney stuff
> My 15 yo hypothyroid cat with HCM who is on tapazole and lasix
> had a check up this week and is doing remarkably well---playful,
> hungry, happy, purrs, etc--yet lost some weight. The vet checked
> urine and blood and said his kidney levels were high. We are
> going to lower his lasix dosage and alternate the lasix with a
> new drug (spiratonin---not sure as I don't have it yet).
> Has anyone else ever had to play around with lasix to help with
> kidney issues (heretofore non existent)? I am of the mind
> that the lasix has been great at clearing out any fluids, but
> now it's obviously working those poor little kidneys pretty
> I am new to all this and just wondering if this is normal.
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