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Tumil-K 5 5
Confused by Dispensing Spoon This product comes with a dispensing spoon labelled 1/4 tsp. When compared to measuring spoons in my kitchen, this spoon actually dispenses 1/8 tsp. I saw no improvement in my cat until I used the measuring spoon in my kitchen, (under the advice of my vet). 08/27/2014
Crush and put on top of wet food My vet recommended these supplements when my cat started to lose weight. They seem to have solved that problem completely. He has restored his appetite and back to his normal self. I crush them and put them on top of his wet food, and he eats them without hesitation. My vet also warned me that most cats hate the taste and refuse to eat it. However, my cat does not seem to have that problem with either this brand or a generic version I used at one point (PotassiTabs). In fact, I think he now prefers his (wet) food with the crushed supplement on top; when I just put out his food, he gives me an indignant look and waits for the powder to be added! 03/31/2013
about Tumil-k my 'about' 14 or 15 yr old kitty started having kidney problems. the vet put him on Tumil-k along with Rubenal 75. It has been at least 1 yr or more and his kidney values has been stablized. my vet told us tumil-k would help him feel better and it definitily has! 04/18/2011
Miraculous recovery We thought our 16-yr-old cat had a stroke... incredibly lethargic, unable to hold her head up, difficulty moving let alone walk or climb stairs. Blood work showed all good levels except for slightly lowered potassium. We were ready to have her put to sleep, and our vet agreed, but we gave her 24 hours and started her on Tumil-K. She showed improvements overnight, dramatic improvements in 3 days, and within 10 days back to her normal activities including playing and jumping. I'm so impressed with Tumil-K I think I'll keep some on hand in case I start feeling poorly! (I grind it up and mix it into her wet food) 01/13/2011
Great Product My 18 yr old cat has kidney problems and since taking this medication, she is keeping her numbers down (along with another medication) and is active as ever. Easy to mix in just about anything. 08/11/2008
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You can buy potassium in most any store. My vet prescribed these for our cat and charged $50. This was before I knew about 1800petmeds. I know a lot of supplements have added inert ingredients but I found a potassium citrate capsule without any and the price per cap is much lower than any prescription price I've found. The dosage for only slightly more. I know the dosage doesn't have to be exact as our vet also adds potassium to the IV fluids I give s.q. Twice a week.
Question is do you see a problem giving the P.Citrate to my cat AND why are there no OTC potassium supplements for cats? I know that too much is dangerous but this is true of many vitamins and supplements.
Answer:Why is a prescription needed?
Well, to protect your pet. Choosing the correct dose of potassium for a pet must be done very carefully. It isn't done based on body weight like other medications. Typically, labs must be done to find the serum potassium level in the blood. For this reason, it is required to get a prescription from a Vet who is qualified to evaluate the pet and determine the correct dose needed.
Answer:Potassium Citrate is absorbed differently than potassium gluconate. I would stick to the correct form and dose. I recommend consulting with your vet to see if they know of any less expensive alternatives.
Answer:Steroids such as prednisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone, etc., can cause a drop in potassium levels in the body. It's possible based on the dose of the steroid, the condition being treated, and the length of treatment time, that your veterinarian is looking to prevent this drop in potassium levels by supplementing with Tumil K.
I have a young cat diagnosed with genetic potassium defiency. we are using Kanimox syrup at the moment, but am wondering if there are alternatives?
Answer:Kanimox contains 234 mg of potassium sorbate per ml. Tumil-K, a prescription medication, contains 468 mg of potassium gluconate per tablet. You can discuss using Tumil-K with your veterinarian if you feel the tablet would be more convenient to use.
Answer:According to our vet, it's only available in a pill (caplet) or in a tube of paste. Many dogs seem to like the taste of the paste, but our cat hated it. We switched to the pill form and we smash each pill, grind it up into a powder, and mix it into her wet food. Doesn't even know it's in there.
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