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Re: [FH] Ok, so how about this?

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  • Sue B
    Oops - bad math! That should be 8kg - not 39!!! Sue ... From: Sue B To: Sent: Thursday, November 06,
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 6, 2008
      Oops - bad math! That should be 8kg - not 39!!!


      Sue

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Sue B" <susan@...>
      To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:34 PM
      Subject: Re: [FH] Ok, so how about this?


      > Catherine,
      >
      > If that's how the vets function there, then it's worth a try. It's sad
      > that
      > you need to do it this way.
      >
      > The dosage goes by the cat's weight. When my Pepper first started on
      > lasix,
      > she was around 18 pounds (39.6kg) and got a daily dose of 12.5mg of lasix.
      > Some cats have been given half that dose, but then Pepper was a very big
      > girl.
      >
      > Remember that lasix remains in the system for about 6 hours so if the dose
      > they give you isn't working, it may be more effective to split it and give
      > it more often.
      >
      > As for the asthma - the primary diagnostic tool is an x-ray. If the cat
      > has
      > asthma, the x-ray will normally show small circles. Occasionally, they
      > don't show, so the vet would try giving a dose of steroids. BUT - he
      > should
      > have thought a bit more before giving it to a cat with heart disease since
      > it could cause problems.
      >
      >
      > Sue & angels Pepper & Gandy
      > with Nicholai, Lola-Joy and Isabella
      >
      >
    • Catherine Browning
      Yep, I did the maths myself - thought 39 sounded high (small puma perhaps?)! ... It s sad ... started on ... of lasix. ... very big ... the dose ... and give
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 6, 2008
        Yep, I did the maths myself - thought 39 sounded high (small puma
        perhaps?)!

        --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, Sue B <susan@...> wrote:
        >
        > Oops - bad math! That should be 8kg - not 39!!!
        >
        >
        > Sue
        >
        > ----- Original Message -----
        > From: "Sue B" <susan@...>
        > To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
        > Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:34 PM
        > Subject: Re: [FH] Ok, so how about this?
        >
        >
        > > Catherine,
        > >
        > > If that's how the vets function there, then it's worth a try.
        It's sad
        > > that
        > > you need to do it this way.
        > >
        > > The dosage goes by the cat's weight. When my Pepper first
        started on
        > > lasix,
        > > she was around 18 pounds (39.6kg) and got a daily dose of 12.5mg
        of lasix.
        > > Some cats have been given half that dose, but then Pepper was a
        very big
        > > girl.
        > >
        > > Remember that lasix remains in the system for about 6 hours so if
        the dose
        > > they give you isn't working, it may be more effective to split it
        and give
        > > it more often.
        > >
        > > As for the asthma - the primary diagnostic tool is an x-ray. If
        the cat
        > > has
        > > asthma, the x-ray will normally show small circles.
        Occasionally, they
        > > don't show, so the vet would try giving a dose of steroids. BUT -
        he
        > > should
        > > have thought a bit more before giving it to a cat with heart
        disease since
        > > it could cause problems.
        > >
        > >
        > > Sue & angels Pepper & Gandy
        > > with Nicholai, Lola-Joy and Isabella
        > >
        > >
        >
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