Re: [FH] Best Med to Prevent Clots
- Hi Suzanne,
I used Plavix on my cat for a couple of years...but it was always a struggle to get it down him (the pill is coated, and larger than his other meds). I finally switched him to 1 chewable baby aspirin every 3 days, and he tolerates that well. My opinion is Plavix is the best, but if it's at all a struggle, try the baby aspirin. Trying to prevent stress is important, and I didn't want my cat to develop an eversion to taking his other heart meds. Pick your battles is usually my motto!
Karen Plasket, DVM
From: zan200 <zan200@...>
To: feline-heart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 6:14 pm
Subject: [FH] Best Med to Prevent Clots
I'd greatly appreciate any opinions regarding the various medications/treatments to prevent blood clots. The ultrasound vet mentioned using an extremly small-dose of compounded aspirin, but I've been reading about Plavix - is that a better choice?
I know other than the Lasix to remove the excess fluid, preventing blood clots is the biggest concern - any information/opinions/advice would again be greatly appreciated.
Many, many thanks,
Vet visit is tomorrow - I unfortunately need to fast Chloe tonight just as she seemed to get going with eating...
Suzanne and Chloe
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