Message Number: YG3145 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-05-02 15:05:00 UTC
Subject: Re: conjested heart failure

>I woke up this past Saturday to see my ferret very weak. The trip to the vet
>showed fluid around the heart. She now is on Lasix and Enacard. Has anyone
>gone this route with a ferret? She is 1 of age. Can anyone tell me how long
>they have seen ferrets live on this medication?
>Thank you for answers, Debora

Debora, with a different heart ailment, cardiomyopathy, we have had
timeframes that have gone a year and a half *IF MEMORY SERVES* for
one who had those plus Digoxin and have heard of other people's
ferrets who have done better than that. Those were different heart
problems than your's, though, and do represent the best extreme.

You may find some useful tips by searching for "heart" (I think that
search engine skips the quote marks) at .

Is there a congenital heart defect, given the young one year age?