Message Number: YG2469 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-11 09:10:00 UTC
Subject: Enlarged Heart


My 4 year old ferret has now developed heart disease. Over a 3 month period
and 2 sets of radiographs, the left side of her heart is increasing in size.
One vet has put her on lasix 2 weeks ago and another vet I consulted
yesterday said treatment after a week with lasix alone tends to hold on to
the water in the body and that you use another drug with it. He also said
this does not address the heart disease problem. He said there are different
meds for this. The first vet did not mention this. She seems exhausted
after walking and flops down on the floor. She has been thru so much just
this year with right adrenal gland removed (takes Lupron), gastric ulcers,
helicobacter, bronchitis. I can't believe she now has heart problems. If
anyone has any info on heart disease, treatment and what the prognosis is, I
would appreciate it. Also, if there is a web site or anything I could read
about it would be great.