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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My cat seems to be in hypocalcemia, I have calsorb. Can I

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My cat seems to be in hypocalcemia, I have calsorb. Can I use it for her or ??? I have caught it at the very beginning, but wondering what to do? How much Calsorb if its safe for a cat?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I believe that you're referring to eclampsia - the hypocalcemia associated with nursing. Calsorb contains 170 mg/ml. I'll usually dose calcium at 50-75 mg/lb over a 10-30 minute period if eclampsia is suspected. That's equivalent to 0.3-0.45 ml of Calsorb per lb of body weight over a 10-30 minute period.
(Eclampsia is quite rare in queens.)
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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