Message Number: YG6313 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-11 22:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Vets advice please

>I hadn't heard of pred causing heart problems, but I have had ferts with
>cardiomyopathy. You don't mention Icabod getting any heart medication.
>When ol' Petey developed heart trouble they immediately put him on Lasix
>and a heart stimulant.

We have also had ferrets on quite a bit of heart-health meds with
helpful results: things like Lasix to reduce ascites, Enacard,
Digoxin, etc.

When Ruffle had Insulinoma seizures with cardiomyopathy they used
Proglycem at increasingly larger doses till it would not work anymore
then they added Phenobarbital which helped a bit for a little while.
In her case due to also developing liver cysts surgery was finally
hazarded and she made it through but the chances of the surgery
killing her was very high, given the existing cardiomyopathy (and
other problems).