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Excess Magnesium in the Blood in Cats




The major goal of treatment is to enhance the elimination of extra magnesium from the body. All medications containing magnesium will be discontinued to prevent further aggravation of symptoms. Fluid therapy will be started to enhance the excretion of magnesium from the body of your cat. Calcium is also added in your cat’s therapy to enhance the excretion of magnesium.


During and/or after treatment, your veterinarian will conduct laboratory testing to see the levels of magnesium. An ECG will be conducted to see cardiac functions.


Living and Management


Prognosis in cats with hypermagnesemia without kidney involvement is excellent after initial therapy. In cases of kidney disease, on the other hand, treating the underlying disease is essential for resolution of the problem on a permanent basis. Levels of magnesium will be monitored during and after the treatment. After discharge, if you see any untoward signs, immediately call your cat’s veterinarian.



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