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To prevent further damage, removal of the object is imperative. To maintain the bodily fluid levels as well as promote urination, intravenous fluid therapy is initiated. Drugs to lower the stomach acidity and promote the release of zinc will also be instituted. In case of severe red blood destruction, blood transfusions may be required.
Prompt treatment is crucial in saving the life of a cat with zinc toxicity. Subsequent check-ups will be required to monitor the health of the patient and to evaluate the progress of therapy through laboratory testing.
Often, the levels of zinc in the blood drop quickly once the source is removed. However, cats with severe complications like multiple organ failure have poor chances of survival.
The product of protein being metabolized; can be found in blood or urine.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A condition that involves multiple colors
The protein that moves oxygen in the blood
A certain pigment that is produced when hemoglobin is destroyed.
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.