Message Number: FHL2433 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 00:33:35 EDT
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: ferret with cardiomyopathy
For ferret's with dilated cardiomyopathy a few things
are recommended. An ACE inhibitor such as benazepril
or enalapril (Enacard), a diuretic like furosemide (lasix), and
a medication to increase the strength of the heart contraction
such as Vetmedin (pimobendan) or Digoxin.
As far as doses for ferrets with benazepril a dose of 0.25 mg
to 0.5 mg/kg every other day to once a day.
For furosemide a dose of 1 to 4 mg/kg 2 to 3 times a day.
For Vetmedin a dose of 0.2 to 0.3 mg/kg 2 times a day.
It sounds like your little guy is getting too much of the benazepril.
Pawing at the mouth is common with stomach ulcers,
insulinomas and any thing else that causes nausea.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM
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