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Why is my cat vomiting immeadiately after Sub-Q fluids?

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by just1cat, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. just1cat

    just1cat Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Jul 9, 2007
    Two sessions in a row, my cat has vomited right after a Sub-Q treatment. The first handful of sub-q treatments she used Lactated Ringers... No problems. The specialist sent her home with their brand basically called Electrolytes (Isolyte S). Well since using the Isolytes S she has vomited multiple times right after treatment. The first vomit has a lot of food in it, followed by yellowish liquid. She will vomit 8-10 times after treatment. She did not do this on the Lactated ringers fluid, but she wasn't eating as good either at that time either. What is going on?
     

  2. pookie-poo

    pookie-poo TCS Member Top Cat

    This very issue has been addressed many times on the Feline-CRF-Support yahoo!group. Many people also have the same problem when using Normosol L for sub-Q fluids. You might want to consider going back to the Lactated Ringers for doing sub-Q's with. If there is a specific reason for not using LR(elevated calcium levels, for instance) you might want to talk to your vet about using an anti-nausea drug, such as Reglan or Zofran before doing sub-Q's with the Isolyte S.

    Good luck to you and your kitty!

    Pookie
     

  3. just1cat

    just1cat Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Jul 9, 2007
    Is Normosol L an ingredient in the Isolyte S? I don't see anything with that term associated with the Isolyte S fluid. Pardon my ignorance [​IMG]
     

  4. pookie-poo

    pookie-poo TCS Member Top Cat

    No, sorry I didn't elaborate...

    Normosol L and Isolyte S are two different fluids that are sometimes used instead of Lactated Ringers solution for sub-Q fluids. They are sometimes prescribed when the CRF kitty has elevated calcium levels. It seems like many cats don't tolerate either Normosol or Isolyte as well as they do Lactated Ringers. Often the primary complaint is that the cats seem to vomit frequently after administration of those fluids. If there isn't any specific reason that your cat is on the Isolyte S, perhaps you should talk to your vet about going back to the Lactated Ringers solution for sub-Q's.

    Pookie
     

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