Date: 2007-09-03 18:21:43 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Ferret with cardiomyopathy
I can't give you advice about his treatment, but I do think that the vet is
overdoing it a bit with the Fortekor. My 5 kg cat gets half a Fortekor 5 or
a whole Fortekor 2.5 every day, so your ferret, maybe 1 kg, gets half of
what a cat 5 times (or more) heavier gets. If it is considered a safe dose,
I'd give a quarter Fortekor 5 every day.
----- Original Message -----
From: "dofikatt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 7:38 PM
I have a 5.5 yr.old ferret.He lost is cage mate a few months ago
and ever since then he hasn´t been as active and playful as he was
before, because of his depression he´s been apathic; so until we went
to the ER with him, there were no noticeable changes in behaviour.
She told us to give him the diuretic vials orally, twice a day, 0,5 ml
each take, we are now down to 0.4ml since thursday. The 2 ml solution
contains 20 mg of Furosemide. This was the best option since the pills
available were to be cut to an 8th.
We also give him Fortekor 5 (Benazepril hydrochloride). Dose is half a
pill on alternate days.
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