ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide Fine Powder USP 1 Kilogram Jar
Aluminum Hydroxide is a pharmaceutical grade phosphorus binder that is used to reduce phosphorus levels in cats and dogs with renal failure.
ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide is a pharmaceutical grade phosphorus binder for cats and dogs with renal failure. This product is a virtually odorless and tasteless- making it a great choice to mix into food or administer with a treat. ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide powder is the most popular form of this medication and currently has an expiration of 11/31/26. The technical name of ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide Powder is Dried Aluminum Hydroxide Gel Powder USP. Returns of ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide Powder are prohibited by law.
Why ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide?
ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide Fine Powder USP is the highest quality, most potent, and safest product on the market. Our product meets the USP standard for safety by guaranteeing safe levels of heavy metals and arsenic. Non-USP grade products may contain unsafe levels of arsenic and heavy metals.
ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide Powder contains a minimum concentration of 1,200 mg per teaspoon- the highest concentration available. Non pharmaceutical grade products in the marketplace contain concentrations of 1,000 mg per teaspoon or even less. With ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide Powder you administer less powder and can be confident in the purity and safety of our binder compared to the other options.
A 2001 study by Peter Markewell (BSc, BVetMed, MRCVS) for the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition found that "...using a phosphate- and protein-restricted diet, in combination with oral phosphorus-binding agents in those cats in which control of hyperphosphatemia [high phosphorus] and RHPTH [renal secondary hyperparathyroidism] was not achieved by diet alone, resulted in more than doubling of average survival time from the commencement of treatment."
Aluminum Hydroxide should be administered with food. This is a dose-to-effect medication, the dose should be adjusted to achieve the desired phosphorus level with the typical target of 4.0. ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide Fine Powder USP contains a minimum of 1,200 mg of Aluminum Hydroxide per teaspoon. There are approximately 500 teaspoons of powder in the 1 kilogram jar.
Initial dosing recommendations from Dr. Larry Nagode of Ohio State University Vet School
Blood Phosphorus Level Recommended Initial Dose per pound of body weight per day
5 - 5.99 25 mg / pound
6 - 7.99 50 mg / pound
8 - 9.99 100 mg / pound
Higher than 10 consult with your veterinarian
Maximum recommended dose according to Dr. Larry Nagode is 200 mg / pound of body weight per day.
Concentration- milligrams of Aluminum Hydroxide Powder per spoon measurement
1/12 teaspoon = 100 mg
1/8 teaspoon = 150 mg
1/4 teaspoon = 300 mg
1/2 teaspoon = 600 mg
3/4 teaspoon = 900 mg
1 teaspoon = 1200 mg
2 teaspoons = 2400 mg
1 tablespoon = 3600 mg
If you need assistance figuring out the dose for your pet, please call us, use the online chat function, or email us.
For wet food: Place the food in the serving bowl, add the ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide Powder to the food, add water equal to 3 times the amount of the powder, mix thoroughly, and let the food sit for at least 15 minutes before serving. The water and letting the food sit are to help the powder hydrate and the particles to break down so your pet can't detect the powder in the food.
For dry food: Place the daily amount of food and ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide Powder into a zip-lock bag and shake well. Let sit for at least 4 hours to allow the powder to absorb into the oil in the food.
Drug Interactions (Source: https://www.felinecrf.org/phosphorus_binders.htm?ad=semD&an=msn_s&am=exact&q=aluminum+hydroxide+powder+for+cats)
As Prescribers' Digital Reference mentions, products containing citrate may increase the absorption of aluminium, which could increase the risk of aluminium toxicity (though apparently these findings have not been replicated in cats). The most commonly used citrate-containing products in CKD cats are potassium citrate (perhaps to treat metabolic acidosis), and many therapeutic kidney diets.
If you are using potassium citrate, give this at least two hours apart from aluminium-based binders.
According to Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, aluminium hydroxide should be given two hours apart from enrofloxacin (Baytril), an antibiotic. It is probably wise to keep aluminium hydroxide away from antibiotics generally, particularly those in the same family as Baytril (this includes marbofloxacin (Zeniquin).
Plumb's also recommends separating aluminium hydroxide from corticosteroids.
Aluminium hydroxide should ideally be given separately from oral iron supplements because the aluminium hydroxide may reduce the absorption of the iron.
Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook also advises giving aluminium hydroxide two hours apart from famotidine (Pepcid AC), which is used to treat excess stomach acid, because it may interfere with the absorption of the treatment, which would make it less effective. However, RX Med states that "concomitant use of aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide at commonly used doses, does not influence the pharmacodynamics or bioavailability of Pepcid AC." I would try to err on the side of caution and still separate famotidine from phosphorus binders and ACE inhibitors if you can, but if this is difficult for you, e.g. because of work commitments, just do the best you can.
Shipping & Returns
Delivery & Return
The cutoff time for same day shipping is 2:00 pm mountain time each day.
We work hard to keep shipping affordable by providing a variety of options, extending to you our volume-discounted shipping rates, and charging a modest handling fee of $1/order to cover packaging and handling.
USPS First Class Mail, when available, will generally provide you with the best value. First Class Mail is an air service and is very reasonably priced. Please note that the Postal Service does not guarantee delivery times for First Class Mail but estimates 2-5 delivery days.
Your satisfaction is our first priority. If you aren't 100% satisfied with your purchase, you may return the items you ordered at any time up to 30 days from the date of purchase.
The cost of return shipping is the purchaser's responsibility.
We cannot accept returns or exchanges on prescription products by law. ThrivingPets will be happy to replace any medication you received that is incorrect or damaged. We may provide a refund or credit toward a future order on a case-by-case basis.
Our oldest Labrador just turned 12 years old, she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease almost 2 years ago, and she was just on the borderline between Stage 1 and Stage 2 according to the IRIS staging guidelines. Her doctor recommended ThrivingPets Aluminum Hydroxide Powder and I am convinced that it has extended her life and allowed her to continue to thrive. She eats well, her blood tests are stable, and she has lots of energy. It's a very reasonably priced product for what you get - and I am so glad that ThrivingPets has gone above and beyond to make sure we can still buy it.
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