Yup, we have 'em
1- what was/is his weight?
2- what is/was his blood pressure?
3- what do the remarks of "Neutrophisl appear slightly toxic, slight Howell Jolly bodies" mean?
4- are we sure it's not diabetes? ketoacidosis?
5- what about our raw diet vs protein levels?
If your cat is eating a low protein diet, this ratio is likely to be in the region of 10:1 or 12:1 (e.g. if creatinine is US 4, BUN is likely to be around 40-48). Since BUN is affected by dietary intake, if your cat is eating a higher protein diet, this ratio will be higher, with 18:1 or 20:1 not unusual (e.g. if creatinine is US 4, BUN will be around 80-96)."
5- what natural options are there for potassium supplements?
6- TCO2 levels = metabolic acidosis? treatments?
10 fluid ounces (0.3l) of water
2 tbsps powdered glucose (available from chemists)
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of bicarbonate of soda
8- methylcobalamin vs. cyanocobalamin - b-12
9- can we get a prescription to buy sub-q fluids online?
10- how was his last blood draw? did he fight it?
If a cat undergoes a stressful blood draw, the test results may show a high neutrophil count (an increase in segs rather than bands) with a low lymphocyte count; in such cases, you might also see elevated CK levels
11- no protein in his urine? why?
12- how did/do his kidneys feel & where are they?
13- what can be done for his tooth without anesthesia?
14- does he have non-regenerative anemia?
15- any herbs/treatments you recommend?
16- should we stop doing anything?
Things we've noticed
-at first, lots of burps.... no more burbs
-obvious pain when touching tooth area
-dropping of food when eating
-preference for liquid foods, however will eat chopped chicken necks and whole quail
-main food of choice = 15-20% ground beef
-bony backbone at first-no longer bony
-obvious lump on side, near spine - mostly gone now
-thick, sticky saliva
-fluids absorb within the hour
-one night of incontinence
-no real odor to urine
vitamins / herbs incorporated in diet
fluids = 100 - 200ml per treatment
-vitamin c - ascorbic acid
1 dose of dandelion during 1st week (2 weeks ago)
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