Urocit-K Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Urocit-K used for?
Potassium citrate is used as an aid in the prevention of urinary stone formation by increasing urinary pH.
- How Urocit-K should be used?
Potassium citrate is FDA approved for use in dogs and cats. The dose varies with the product used and the disease being treated. Consult your veterinarian. This medication should be given with food.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects of potassium citrate include the development of hyperkalemia with symptoms such as muscle weakness, vomiting, diarrhea and heart arrhythmias.
- What special precautions are there?
Do not use in animals with hyperkalemia, kidney failure, Addison’s disease or dehydration. Use with caution when given with ACE inhibitors such as enalapril, diuretics such as furosemide, NSAIDs such as carprophen or aspirin.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include muscle weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythms, and death.
- How should I store Urocit-K?
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.