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  • gea@^$1 wrote: I'll either have to get less picky or just start paying. The friend I've been trading kitty-sitting with is camping this weekend and also won't accept money... I'll do some more asking around in the next day or so. He's my *baby*, though. I know you all know about that! Hi There, I don't think your being picky at all, you have not know that who ever is going to look...
    Cynthia Rausch May 2, 2001
  • Hi Everyone, Interesting information on Heart Drug Enalapril in Dogs.. ACVIM 99 Update http://www.heartvet.com/veterinarian.htm Results of the Scandinavian Veterinary Enalapril Prevention (SVEP) Trial Findings: Enacard does not delay or prevent the onset of congestive heart failure in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (CKCS) with naturally occurring mitral valve disease. Cynthia...
    Cynthia Rausch Apr 30, 2001
  • Hi Everyone, Off the http://www.prnewswire.com New Drug Could Improve Heart Function by Removing Free Radicals, According to Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. BALTIMORE, Md., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A developmental drug being studied at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been shown to improve heart function in animal models of heart...
    Cynthia Rausch Apr 28, 2001
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  • Hi Everyone, Please do not open any attachments sent by me, it is a virus. Cynthia
    dblumber@telusplanet.net Apr 22, 2001
  • Mike & Linda Irrgang wrote: sorry the enalapril is 1.25 mgs daily and yes, he's rechecking the bun....did you see my other post today? his bun was 8.48 millimoles/liter but i have no idea what that means..... Hi Linda and Helen, If this are the correct values that your vet gave you they are with in normal range, take 8.48 and divide it by 0.0357 and you get 23.7. Helen correct me...
    Cynthia Rausch Apr 20, 2001
  • Hi Everyone, I received a private reply from Linda at "Mike & Linda Irrgang" , which had an attachment to it. I have been unable to reach her maybe she is out? Please do not open any attachments, unless you know they are coming and who they are from. It read Name: winmail.dat Type: application/ms-tnef Encoding: base64 So now I'm not sure is this a virus? Cynthia, Taffy, Samuel
    Cynthia Rausch Apr 20, 2001
  • Hi Linda, Below are two great links that explain blood values. BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) - end product of protein metabolism - high suggests renal failure, dehydration, high protein diet Chemistry Panels and Tests, by Drs. Foster and Smith http://www.peteducation.com/vet_proc/chem_panel.htm Complete Blood Count, by Drs. Foster and Smith http://www.peteducation.com/vet_proc/CBC.htm...
    Cynthia Rausch Apr 19, 2001
  • gcatsndogs@^$1 wrote: Any ideas as to the weight loss trend--besides the fact that we are 4+ years past his CRF diagnosis? Hi Rachel and Spud, Did your vet do a TC02 test? This blood test tell you whether or not your kitty has metabolic acidosis. The normals are 16 to 25, so if your kitty is under the normals their are treatments for this. Most crf kitty's have muscle wasting do...
    Cynthia Rausch Apr 3, 2001
  • Helen wrote: I'm afraid I disagree here. Dr Kathy aims for a potassium level of around 4.4 and Pebbles is above that even without supplementation. There is no way I would risk giving a supplement to a cat with potassium already at that level, particularly one with heart disease. I know those blood values are a couple of months old, but personally I'd not risk giving extra...
    cynthia rausch Mar 22, 2001
  • jwarner310@^$1 wrote: If you read some of the previous posts, I had taken Dom to the vet for a hot spot on Monday. He was given a Pred injection. Hi Jeanne and Dom, We have discussed Pred, at length on the Crf List, and it is really contradicted in cat with heart problems. Pred is a corticosteroids, and all corticosteroids cause sodium and fluid retention which can precipitate...
    cynthia rausch Mar 22, 2001