Renal failure is a serious disease that ultimately leads to kidney failure in humans and animals. Ketosteril for cats is a very effective medicine in the fight against this problem. After the start of treatment with Ketosteril, the pet's body is gradually supplied with all the necessary amino acids.
Description of the drug
The composition of the drug Ketosteril includes the following components:
- Lysine acetate;
- Calcium salt;
Also, the medicine contains elements that improve absorption. Thanks to the active components of the drug, metabolism is regulated. In addition, Ketosteril stabilize the amount of ions of some important elements in the blood.
Ketosteril is sold in tablets with a special coating. In the cat's body, the drug begins to act after the shell dissolves under the influence of gastric enzymes.
When Ketosteril is prescribed
Despite the fact that the box contains instructions for use of Ketosteril, for cats and dogs the exact dosage should be prescribed only by a veterinarian. The most common disease in the treatment of which this medicine is prescribed is chronic renal failure.
This problem is very common in cats, but in the early stages, it is almost impossible to recognize the disease on its own. The behavior of the animal and its activity remain the same and do not cause suspicion. For this reason, it is worth visiting a veterinary clinic for an examination at least once every 6 months..
The first alarm signal that alarms the owners is an increased thirst in a cat. With rapidly developing renal failure in cats, the process of dehydration occurs. The pet wants to drink in the absence of intense heat and food that causes natural thirst. At the same time, urge to urinate is not frequent, and urine becomes much larger. Against this background, a cat may experience:
- Poor appetite;
- Bouts of vomiting;
- Lethargy and depression.
If your pet has indications for the use of Ketosteril for the cat, but the cost of the drug is not suitable, the veterinarian may suggest that you join with the owners of the animal with a similar diagnosis. It’s quite profitable to buy a package of Ketosteril and to cure your cat without extra costs.
Ketosteril is also used for long-term bad breath from the oral cavity, deterioration in the quality of the coat, dry skin, and small mouth ulcers in cats. These symptoms can be either signs of kidney failure, or signal another disease.
Another disease with which Ketosteril can help is urolithiasis. If the animal has dysfunction of the genitourinary system, the drug will help improve the general condition of the body, and also restore it after surgery, if necessary.
Also, the veterinarian may advise giving the cat Ketosteril in case of acidosis, electrolyte imbalance, increased blood pressure and anemia.
Ketosteril dosage for cats
Before you buy Ketosteril, you need to consult a veterinarian who is familiar with your pet’s health status. In most cases, the dosage for animals is the same as for children. The recommended amount of the drug can be prescribed at the rate of 1 tablet per 5 kg of weight 1 time per day. At the same time, the duration of the course depends on the complexity of the disease and the health characteristics of your cat.
Some owners are mistaken, believing that dividing the tablet into several parts makes the animal better. In fact, when the tablet is separated, its protective shell is broken, and the properties of the drug are lost. Mix the tablet only with water. Due to the possible chemical reaction of the components, it is not recommended to add the medicine to food, milk and other products.
In order to prevent renal failure, the dose of Ketosteril to the cat will be prescribed much less. For an adult animal, only 3-4 tablets will be enough for the course of treatmentHowever, only the veterinarian should do the exact appointment. Despite the fact that the tablets do not have a pronounced taste, you must be prepared for the fact that the pet will try to spit it out.
During treatment with Ketosteril, experts recommend controlling the level of calcium and phosphorus compounds in the body. For this, it is necessary to periodically pass the appropriate tests and if the permissible values begin to grow, it is necessary to change the dosage of the drug as soon as possible.
Do not neglect proper nutrition, as only an integrated approach will help get rid of the disease. There should be less animal protein in the cat's diet. Also, try to give your pet more good food for thoroughbred animals.
Of course, with the help of properly selected food, it is possible to achieve improvement without Ketosteril, however, the focus of the disease will still not be eliminated, therefore, doctors still recommend to undergo treatment with the drug until complete recovery.
Contraindications and side effects
It is imperative that the dosage of Ketosteril for cats be observed correctly, otherwise certain complications may arise. Failure to observe the precautionary rules can lead to a lack of treatment outcome and even to negative dynamics. In particular, a dosage violation often leads to hypercalcemia in the body. This poses a great danger to small kittens under the age of 1 year, whose skeleton is still not well formed, and in the future they may develop problems with the musculoskeletal system.
There are a number of contraindications to Ketosteril.:
- Allergy to the components of the drug;
- Excess calcium in the body;
- Pregnancy and lactation.
In the pharmacy where Ketosteril is sold, be sure to study the composition of the drug indicated on the package. If you know that your cat has intolerance to a certain component, it is better to refuse treatment. Some thoroughbred cats are allergic to the components of Ketosteril, so it is better to start treatment with small doses. A characteristic symptom of an allergic reaction is an increase in temperature in the animal. Having found this symptom, you should contact your veterinarian and, if necessary, pick up an analogue to the drug.
Also, a contraindication is a violation of the metabolism of amino acids and an increased content of calcium, therefore, before starting treatment, it is advisable to pass a number of tests. It is strictly forbidden to give the drug to the cat during pregnancy and lactation, which may well negatively affect not only your pet, but also its offspring. Ketosteril should not be taken simultaneously with tetracycline drugs, as well as medicines containing calcium and vitamin D.
Treating cats with Keteril may have side effects. If you notice that the animal has rapid breathing, heavy gait, nervousness, then there is a risk of developing hypercalcemia. In this case, the use of the drug should be discontinued and consult a doctor.