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Pedialyte / Dioralyte Equivalents

Discussion in 'Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care' started by scraggles, Jun 19, 2017 at 2:56 AM.

  1. scraggles

    scraggles TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I often see Pedialyte mentioned here as a help for dehydrated kitties. I also saw mentioned in another thread that someone outside the U.S. did not have access to it.

    For humans the Irish/British (and I think European) equivalent for Pedialyte is called Dioralyte and is readily available in pharmacies. I'm nearly certain Dioralyte can be used for kittens - would anyone know for certain as it might be a useful thing to know for us on the other side of the pond?

    I think Dioralyte can be got in other European counties - but, again, if anyone knows this for certain it might be handy to know alternatives.

    There are, if course, homemade recipes for Pedialyte but Dioralyte might just be a helpful replacement or worth a mention if it is kitty safe.

    https://www.dioralyte.co.uk/

    (As an aside - might it be an idea to start a European/U.S glossary of sorts that people can add to as they come up as a go-to for when looking for or giving advice? - although maybe most things correspond already.) :beerchug:

    Edited to reduce the overwhelming amount of times I used the word "handy"! :p
     
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  2. stefanz

    stefanz Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    I havent heard about the term dioralyte. So I presume its a commercial brand product. That said, its probably good - they mention salts and glucose sugar...

    So tx, good to know, the word dioralyte exists too, and in some countries would be as good.
     
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  3. sunshineclare

    sunshineclare TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    This is very helpful, we have 4 newborn kittens and thinking to get some of this in case we need it xx
     
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  4. Sarthur2

    Sarthur2 Cat lady extraordinaire Staff Member Advisor

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    It is an electrolyte solution that is similar to U.S. pedialyte. :)
     
  5. talkingpeanut

    talkingpeanut TCS Member Top Cat

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    @stefanz

    Perhaps you could post your homemade recipe here too!
     

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