Vitamin D3 Drops
Sometimes calcium deficiency must be treated more aggressively and D3 levels should be increased for calcium metabolism to take place, especially if the kidneys are unable to synthesize calcitriol and the body cannot regulate calcium levels efficiently. Blood tests are required for veterinarians to determine renal failure and treatment must be carefully monitored in such cases. This usually results in low phosphorus diets along with calcium binders and supplemental calcium and/or D3 administration.
Individuals experienced in caring for rescue reptiles with secondary nutritional hyperparathyroidism can successfully provide a treatment regimen using D3 supplementation when necessary.
It is very important to know when and how to give D3 along with calcium supplements in order to avoid complications.