What is Calcitriol for Dogs and Cats?
Calcitriol is a prescription medication commonly used to treat conditions caused by high or low parathyroid levels.
Calcitriol works by maintaining blood calcium levels by promoting the absorption and use of calcium in the body.
Why do cats and dogs use Calcitriol?
If your pet has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, parathyroid disorder, or associated disease, your veterinarian may prescribe a medication such as Calcitriol.
What else should I know about Calcitriol?
Calcitriol Oral Solution may help dose cats and dogs that will not take capsules.
The oral solution can also be used if the dose is less than full capsules, as capsules cannot be split.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Calcitriol?
Your cat or dog may experience high blood calcium levels while taking Calcitriol. Symptoms include greater thirst and need to urinate, reduced appetite, or lack of appetite. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you see these signs.
Your cat or dog may have low blood calcium levels while on Calcitriol. Symptoms may include muscle tremors, twitching, stiffness, weakness, stiff gait, unsteadiness, facial itching, behavioural changes, or seizures. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you see these signs.
Do not give your dog or cat calcium supplements or antacids with calcium, like Tums, except under the direction of your veterinarian.
How do you use Calcitriol?
It is best to give Calcitriol on an empty stomach. Always follow your veterinarian’s directions.
What is in Calcitriol?
Calcitriol is a Vitamin D analog that helps treat low blood calcium (hypocalcemia).
Will I get what I see in the picture?
Calcitriol is sold as an FDA-approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Calcitriol?
Dogs and cats may use Calcitriol for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.