Originally Posted by BLAISE
Since you and I last "spoke", I discovered that Slippery Elm is also high in calcium and is contraindicated in cats with hypercalcaemia tendencies. (felinecrf.org
- see "Cautions")
So, I just did a search for marshmallow root - it seems that it, too, has a high calcium content!felinecrf.org
as a safe alternative.
Thankyou for that information. Jordan is doing so much better I don't want to add anything that will increase his calcium. I had tried canned pumpkin in the past and he would not eat it. I did try sub-q in the past, but he is not a good paitient, he will not sit still for that. He has not been constipated enough to require another vet visit, so I guess continueing with the wet food only diet and monitering him closely is the best way to go for him.
For those that don't know Jordan is 5 & has struggled with constipation and idopathic hypercalcimia for over a year and a half now. He had been on 5 mg of prednisone every day until a couple weeks ago. I was able to drop him down to 5 mg everyother day. I will take him in this weekend to have his blood calcium rechecked. If it is still low enough, I will wait until after the holidays & drop it down again (He & I are traveling for the holidays so I don't want to be messing with his medication while we are out of town.) He is doing so well, I am just working to find the best possible balance for him. I want him off the pred, but the vet isn't sure that will ever happen.