Electrolyte abnormalities induced by hypertonic phosphate enemas in two cats.


Severe electrolyte disturbances developed after the administration of hypertonic phosphate enemas in 2 chronically obstipated cats. Hyperphosphatemia, hypernatremia, and hypocalcemia were detected in both cats. Physical findings included weakness, anxiety, tachycardia, hypothermia, and dehydration. Intravenous fluid and electrolyte therapy led to prompt… (More)


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