drug combos to enhance the reduction of congestion
- hi again
I also am wondering if those with serious case CHF cats ever find that pimobendan (vetmedin) can increase congestion? cardio tells me it is unclear how it affects them so I am wondering if anyone has ever seen negative results with it in terms of congestion or otherwise? I've heard of lots of positive results, though. btw, Chloie is on both Lasix and pimobendan.
other than Lasix, torbesin (correct sp?) and spiro(?) are there any other drugs people have used for reducing congestion?
Josie and Chloie
- HiMine had several combinations of pimobendan, ace inhibitors and beta blockers, with diuretics. It depends on the cat and the disease, as the cardio gives different ones to mine.But if Chloe is still congested, it's definitely time for something new. Pimobendan never made my cats worse.Lyn
- Josie and Chloie,Tiger has,according to vet, DCM or burnt out RCM late stage. Tiger gets congested often. Vet explained that his heart is pressing on his lungs because his heart is so enlarged that we cannot expect his breathing to be lower than upper 30s. With that said, tapping Tigi's chest has never been an option because it is too painful and just like you said, traumatic. Tiger went thru a horrible major surgery in July of 2013. That was very traumatic for him so we promised him he will never see a needle again. That includes blood work. Tiger will live as long as his heart allows him and as long as the Good Lord lets him.The vet told us that vetmedin actually works a little bit like a diuretic so it takes fluid out too. Tiger has been on Spiro for a week. I have noticed an improvement. He takes 38.5mg of Lasix daily (3x a day) with enalapril, vetmedin and spiro. Vet said that I shouldn't be surprised if in a month or so we need to increase lasix or spiro. That's how it goes. As the condition progresses the meds increase.We are here to love them and to make sure they are comfortable thru this ordeal. I thought I would loose my baby this week. I had to come to terms that I love him enough to let him go when he says is time.Sounds like Chloie has a loving mother! Hang in there be strong and always make your descision on what is best for Chloie. Love her a lot. My vet says that the best medicine is love and that when they feel loved that makes them fight that much harder. I believe that with all my heart.Paw hugs for Chloie from TigerEmily Valentin-Baker, SSP, MALicensed Specialist in School PsychologyNationally Certified School Psychologist"Winners never quit. Quitters never win" ~ Mom