Chemeyes-K potassium supplement is specially produced for dogs and cats. Each capsule of Chemeyes-K potassium supplement contains 468mg Potassium Gluconate EP per capsule. The EP refers to ‘European Pharmaceutical Grade’ which means this is a very high purity material.
The capsule dosage form allows you to sprinkle the potassium into your pet’s food to help them swallow it. This can be especially helpful for cats who are unable to swallow large capsules. Cats can often have a problem with the palatability of potassium supplements, however, we have had no adverse feedback in this regard to date.
There is very good feedback regarding the taste of the potassium. There are no reported problems regarding the flavour which can be common with liquid supplements with both dogs and cats.
You can read more about potassium for dogs and cats here. Please note that this is an external link and you will be directed to a website which is not connected to Chemeyes.
Symptoms relate to the underlying cause of hypokalemia. Some of the more common ones include:
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss
- Muscle pain
- Loss of muscle mass
- Generalized muscular weakness
- Paralysis of muscles involve in respirations, causing difficulty in breathing
- Increased urination (polyuria)
- Increased thirst (polydipsia)
- Potassium loss through urine
- Chronic kidney disease
- After administration of drug meant to increase urine output
- Patients on dialysis
- Increased loss through urine after administration of intravenous fluids
- Metabolic diseases
- After use of certain antibiotics
- Loss of potassium through feces, such as with diarrhea
- Intestinal obstruction
- Insufficient potassium intake
- Prolonged loss of appetite or starvation
- Diet deficient in potassium
- Insulin administration
- Glucose administration
- Stress induced
You will need to give a detailed history of your dog’s health, the onset and nature of the symptoms, and possible incidents or conditions that might have led to this condition.