Re: [feline-heart] SubQ fluids + HCM, sub-freezing temps
- CatWoman wrote:
> diuretic available (we had to do this with Biscuit, Muffin'sBad form to do a followup to yourself - but sheesh - I'm starting
the year out badly!
Bisc was Muffin's *SISTER*!
- Hi Helen..i always appreciate your insights. Although
i don't have #'s handy i remembered yesterday that the
vet said that Gloria's urine tests were more
indicative of the CRF than the blood..i recall being
told there was a major prob with her specific gravity.
The vet's office has been closed because of a massive
snowstorm..i'm hoping to get some more info tomorrow.
--- Helen <helenandcats@...> wrote:
> I mentioned this to you a couple of posts ago. I
> said I couldn't see why you
> were risking stressing Gloria's heart unnecessarily,
> bearing in mind her
> very low CRF values. You said she did better on
> fluids, bearing in mind her
> multiple conditions, particularly her stones.
> The danger with sub-Qs and heart conditions is that
> the fluids can push a
> cat into CHF (congestive heart failure). This is
> very well-known, and it's
> why my website clearly says fluids are not always
> suitable and should only
> be given to CRF cats with heart conditions with
> veterinary approval. I guess
> your vets think the benefits outweigh the risks.
> There are some links you
> can check at my website in the Related Diseases
> Helen, Harpsie, Indie and Karma, and Angels Tanya,
> George and Thomas
> Tanya's UK Feline Chronic Renal
> Failure Information Centre
> > I never knew that kitties with heart disease
> shouldn't get fluids. I
> > have been giving Gloria fluids 2-3 times a weekl
> for 2 years per all
> > 4 of the vets at the clinic i take Gloria
> to....does someone have
> > medical infor about this. I am also VERY concerned
> about taking her
> > to the vet for a check-up as temp is approx 6
> dgrees windchill with 6
> > feet of snow..is it too dangerous to take her
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