International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Veterinary Medicine | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 4.1 / 10

Feline Hyperkalemia: Unveiling the Role of Insulin Therapy in Treatment

Dr. Omkarsing Kachave | Dr. Shilpa Shisode

Abstract: This study presents a case report of a 6 - month - old feral cat with symptoms of weakness, inappetence, and vomiting, diagnosed with acute kidney failure and hyperkalemia. Clinical examination revealed elevated serum levels of creatinine, BUN, and potassium. Treatment involved fluid therapy, antibiotics, antiemetics, and diuretics, alongside insulin and dextrose for hyperkalemia management. Following three days of treatment, significant improvement was observed in biochemical parameters. The discussion explores various treatment options for hyperkalemia, focusing on the mechanism of action of insulin and dextrose in promoting intracellular potassium transport while addressing the risk of hypoglycemia. This case underscores the importance of timely intervention and appropriate management strategies in addressing hyperkalemia in veterinary practice.

Keywords: Hyperkalemia, Insulin, Acute Renal Failure

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,

Pages: 1723 - 1724

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