Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley and Muscular Atrophy

2010-02-23 Thread Belinda Sauro
hi Diane, It would depend on what his potassium level is. When Fred had muscle wasting it was because of his low potassium, he was CRF and that is a known cause of low potassium. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http://BelindaSauro.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley and Muscular Atrophy

2010-02-23 Thread Laurieskatz
This is good to know. Thank-you, Belinda. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Belinda Sauro Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 3:24 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley and Muscular Atrophy

2010-02-23 Thread Lance
My sister's cat, Alex, is diabetic and also had muscle atrophy. It got so bad that he was dragging one of his back legs around, and when he went up the stairs, you'd know it without being there by the sound of the flop as he climbed a step. My parents took Alex off of my sister's hands. She

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley and Muscular Atrophy

2010-02-22 Thread Laurieskatz
YES. We did a muscle biopsy and found myonecrosis - there are several causes - toxins, histoplasmosis and vitamin deficiency. We could not think of a toxin exposure. Coco was tested for histoplasmosis. Since the results were negative, the vets told me this was likely a Vitamin D, Selenium

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley and Muscular Atrophy

2010-02-22 Thread Belinda Sauro
What is his potassium level? -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http://BelindaSauro.com ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley and Muscular Atrophy

2010-02-22 Thread Diane Tyler
Don't know his potassium, the vet just did a white blood cell count. Do you think he might need more potassium? On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.comwrote: What is his potassium level? -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ...