128 – Feline Essential Wellness + Mg + Ca

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Background:

Feline Essential Vitamins + Mg + Ca  includes an inflammation assessment with Haptoglobin (HPT) and two of the most important essential vitamins: Vitamin D (25OHD) and Cobalamin (Vitamin B12).  Apparently healthy cats should not have systemic inflammation.  When present, source of inflammation should be identified and resolved if possible before it becomes chronic.  Chronic inflammation leads to the development of serious diseases including cancer.  Detect occult disease in the otherwise healthy looking cat using the single most effective test for overall health: HPT. Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that plays a role in DNA synthesis.  B12 deficiency can cause errors in that process which may cause TK1 to elevate.  VDI provides patient-specific dosing guidelines to get patients to normal.

Magnesium is an essential nutrient involved in numerous biological pathways, acting as a cofactor to ensure they run efficiently and effectively.  VDI provides patient-specific dosing guidelines to get patients to sufficiency.

Clinical Applications:

  1. Diet Changes
  2. Gastrointestinal Disease
  3. Inflammatory Disease
  4. Cancer Patients
  5. General Wellness – preventative
  6. PLE Patients
  7. Patients on NSAIDs or Corticosteroids

Recommendations:

Health screening using a sensitive inflammatory marker, HPT, should begin once the cat reaches an adult stage.  Annual testing while apparently healthy is the minimum recommended interval with bi-annual screening being the most effective way to detect the presence of occult disease.

Evaluating essential vitamin levels should start once the dog or cat reaches adult stages and establishes their adult diet.  Once diet has been stable for 3 months, test baseline vitamins and correct any insufficiencies with supplementation, or consider a diet change if values are considerably low.  VDI provides patient-specific dosing guidelines for Vitamin D, B12 and Mg.  Recheck intervals are every year once sufficient unless diet or health changes occur.

Category:

Additional information

Species

Feline

Patient Status

Apparently Healthy

Test

Haptoglobin (HPT), Magnesium (Mg), Total Calcium (tCa), Vitamin B12 (B12), Vitamin D (VitD)

Specimen Type

Serum (Frozen or Dry)

Dry Serum Volume

2 Wells

Fasting

Recommended: 8hr