High blood calcium in dogs

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Avatar f tn Hi. The standard high-grade canned dog foods are Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Renal and Hills kd. There is also a Purina variety, but I can't recommend Purina as a company. Dry renal dog food products should not be used, particularly for kidney failure dogs. Here's why (this is my own article about it): http://www.infobarrel.com/Why_Dry_Dog_Food_Is_Bad_For_Dogs If your dog starts to refuse the food, it may be indicative of several possible things: Nausea.
Avatar f tn I got a stent put in. Probably a problem from the high blood calcium, treatment, and blood pressure all mixed together. Getting ablation, too.
Avatar f tn Epikacin was used to bind excess phosphorus which occurs with failing kidneys. Unfortunately, because it contains calcium, it results in excess blood calcium levels which are also very harmful. Today Aluminum Hydroxide (ALOH) is the product of choice, recommended and used by veterinarians that are Board Certified Internal Medicine Diplomats. Aluminum hydroxide is used to bind and removing excess phosphorus from the blood.
Avatar m tn dogs with kidney failure often have low calcium levels, and this interferes with bone and joint function. Has your vet looked at the blood calcium levels of your dog? Phosphorus is intrinsically linked with calcium too, so in trying to reduce the phosphorus (essential for this illness), it can also cause issues with calcium levels. Kidney failure dogs can also suffer from mild seizures. This is less likely the problem, but possible. Finally, at 17, your best friend is a very old man.
455126 tn?1212432198 Lower calcium to 500mg twice per day and rocaltrol 0.5mcg once per day. Calcium 2.73 Phosphate 0.83 PTH 0.
Avatar dr m tn Bailey is a 10 year old Lab. His owner brought him to a local colleague. At her practice, a yearly exam rightfully includes full blood work. This means a CBC (Complete Blood Count) which looks at red and white blood cell counts, and a chemistry, which analyzes the levels of kidney values, liver values and some minerals. Bailey’s calcium level was high (aka hypercalcemia). That prompted his vet to perform a rectal exam.
Avatar f tn About a week ago I've noticed that my right hand and arm would start to go numb (tingly sensation). Now it's in both arms/hands and legs/feet, sometimes associated with pain. The sensation in my right arm and hand will not go away. Does anyone have an idea of what can cause this or make it go away? It's driving me insane and I'm not getting much sleep.
Avatar dr f tn Pet Kidney Disease affects thousands of dogs and cats each year. Because many pet medications offered for dogs and cats suffering with kidney failure can be confusing, and since online information often offers conflicting recommendations, here are some tips to help pet owners address their dog and cat’s kidney health. One of the problems that is very common in pets with chronic kidney failure other than elevated BUN and Creatinine levels is Phosphorus and Calcium.
Avatar dr f tn Pet Diet plays a major role in influencing the effectiveness, pet response and ultimate outcome of chemotherapy in dogs and cats diagnosed with cancer. Cancer cells alter your pets body’s ability to metabolize dietary nutrients, including carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The effect of cancer on dog and cat glucose or "blood" sugar metabolism is most dramatic in pets.
Avatar f tn I just found out that I have high level of calcium in my blood. What does this mean? What causes it?
Avatar f tn If the calcium level in your blood is, as you say, very high you must see a dr. It can indicate a true problem now and, as ChitChatNine says, can lead to future probems. If you have an endocrinologists, due to the graves disease, I would see that dr. I don't know where you got your current labs done but the endo will probably order a series of blood tests. The calcium numbers need to be tracked for a bit to determine what's going on. Good luck.
2009161 tn?1327915695 Could you please tell me if Losartan Potasium has calcium in it. What is calcium channel blocker? My mom was treated with By pass surgery recently and she has been shown that there is calcium lesion that has been there in one of her heart arteries, Is it because of these tablets(Losartan Potasium). Please help me clarify this Doctor.
Avatar f tn I had a routine blood test done and was called back a couple of business days after to come back in for an additional test due to high calcium.
Avatar f tn potassium 6.8 high calcium high 10.7 albumin 5.
Avatar m tn My doc said I have high levels of calcium in the blood and my parathyroids are functioning normally.. Is there anything I can do and is quite a normal result ?
1470552 tn?1300605907 Have your parathyroid (PTH) blood levels tested. Mine was high normal, but still unusual for high blood calcium. Endo said that if your blood calcium is high, then your PTH should compensate by lowering. I had a sesstambi (sp?) scan done and it showed a tumor the size of a grain of rice, so doc wants to do another scan. That being said, Hashimoto's alone could just be the cause of my blood calcium.
2834181 tn?1339963517 I forgot to mention I was recently told I have high calcium. What could be going wrong with me? I feel like the DRs dont know.
Avatar n tn A cysto exam Monday showed I have many blisters in the bladder. My test results on blood and urine show that my calcium level is too high, double the normal, which my doctor says indicates a parathyroid gland problem. I produce kidney stones and have passed many for years and had lithotripsy 3 times. I have an appointment with a general surgeon the 20th to check this out. What problems am I looking at, and what questions should I ask?
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/Dogs/4th-stage-renal-failure-in-my-dog/show/425814?
Avatar f tn Really worried since my blood calcium level was high last year 10.7 and this year 10.6 dr. Wants me to see a kidney specialist since my parathyroid levels were normal....please tell me this isn't serious and that there can be a simple reason? Any ideas? Anybody experience this?
Avatar m tn I am not a doctor, however, I understand that hyperparathyroidism can result in calcium being removed from the bones. This will in turn elevate your blood calcium levels. Most people have four parathyroid glands. They are very tiny and located in the throat where the thyroid gland is located. Hyperparathyroidism can be caused by one of the parathyroid glands developing a tumor.
Avatar m tn The diet that you are describing has no calcium in it to speak of, and that is a huge problem. Dogs need high levels of calcium. Also, I second ginger899 in questioning how your dog has been able to become overweight on the amount of food you describe. That's not very much food. As for the teeth, most pet dogs' teeth require cleaning by a veterinarian every so often. My own dogs' teeth usually have to be done about once every three years.