49616Re: Lasix seems to no longer be working.
- Jan 21, 2014
Emily and Tiger,Mary is very knowledgeable and brings up some good questions about other meds as options.I would add that our cardiologist said that he experiences cats developing somewhat of a 'tolerance' to lasix, and requiring more or additional diuretics over time. ('Tolerance' is a simple way to indicate the complex process involved that I didn't understand enough to re-write here.) He wasn't in favor of spiro for my May, as she is currently on a low dose of lasix, but did agree that spiro is a good adjunct to lasix in certain circumstances.Hope this info is helpful to your puzzle and that Tiger breathes easier soon.-Lee and May
============================Hi Emily and Tiger--
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:45 pm (PST) . Posted by:
I am sorry to hear that the lasix may not be fully handling Tiger's CHF.
Ask your vet about perhaps adding in spironlactone/ HCTZ to Tiger's lasix.
Spirono/HCTZ acts on a different portion of the kidney cell (the nephron)
and augments the overall diuretic effect.
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