Re: I'm going CRAZY...can't get Pharo out of CHF...again!
I so sorry to hear that Pharo is having such a tough time. It is
such a balancing act with these guys.
There is a cardinal rule in medicine - treat the patient - not the
numbers, xray, machine etc. Sometimes they need more than we think
they should. This being said, dosages should be closely monitored by
a vet - have you asked his cardiologist about increasing his lasix
and max doses?
Another medication to ask about is nitroglyercin. We use this almost
exclusively in human medicine now for congestive heart failure, lasix
has fallen completely out of favour. The problem is figuring out the
dose (I know it's ironic) It only comes in a paste which can be
applied to the ear; the other delivery methods are not useful for
My HCM kitty Deagan takes more than the average human adult dose of
Atenolol every day; it is the correct dose for him because his heart
is reversing the changes and his murmur is dropped dramatically since
he started it 3 years ago.
Good luck and hugs for Pharo,
jen and the gang
Deagan 4 yo DSH asymptomatic. Atenolol 25 mg twice daily. Murmur
down to II from VI in 2003.