Message Number: YG2278 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-04-06 00:17:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Does anyone have info on

Would Pet Tinic be the same thing as Dyne? Should I be adding this to
Champ's (renal failure) soup? Which one? Either? How much? How do you
test for anemia? Is this part of the CBC? Champ will have bloodwork
in about a week. We have added a potassium supplement as his potassium
levels are low.

I have printed out your entire post to take with me next week.


Pet tinic is more of a vitamin/iron supplementation/ Dyne is a high
calorie supplement, there is a good thread on Dyne and STAT just a few
weeks ago, search for it in the archives- it lists the uses and the exact

Anemia is low red blood cell count, and based usually on the hematocrit
%- this is on the CBC.
The anemia from chronic renal failure is different- it is from a few
mechanisms , on of which is the decrease production of a hormone,
erythropoietin that is a potent stimulator of RBC (red blood cell)
production. So, in renal failure erythropoieten (epogen) can be given
as injections a few times a week if needed.

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