Electrolyte disorders result in an imbalance of minerals, like calcium, in the body. The body disfunction's when these minerals are not balanced. Your cat or dog may have signs of muscle weaknesses and mental depression, which can be highly uncomfortable for your pet. It is advised to visit a veterinarian as soon as possible to determine a possible treatment.
How to Recognize
Depression, muscle weakness, dark-colored urine, and rapid, shallow breathing may be signs that your pet has electrolyte imbalances.
Causes of Electrolyte Imbalances
Possible causes of electrolyte imbalances include malnutrition or poor absorption of nutrients and some treatments for Diabetes.
Your dog will need a complete blood profile and urinalysis. The veterinarian will most likely find the cause behind the electrolyte balance through process of elimination.
Treatment for Electrolyte Imbalances
If your pet has an electrolyte imbalance due to a treatment, the vet will temporarily suspend the treatment until proper balances are restored.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.