06-04-2017, 07:46 AM
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Our situation is a little strange. He was rushed to a medvets hospital on an emergency call. No one performed a urinalysis at the time but sent us home with lasix nonetheless. It was thought he might not survive the trip home. Our local vet, meanwhile, was contacted to help with the correct dose of lasix. We got shoved back on medvets again, who then shoved us back on our local vet, who then prescribed 100mg three times daily. Our boy was already on 80 three times daily and had seen marked improvement from his previous condition, so we were loath to bump up the amount. We expected our vet to do a urinalysis to help get a correct dose. Right now he's just going off our boy's weight, which I know is wrong. I kind of just feel like our vet just doesn't care. He's a country vet and a bit cold. We did lower the dosage to 75mg three times a day and he does seem more alert.
I was just wondering if anyone whose pet had been on the diuretic had ever had a little relapse from too much lasix, and had to be lowered a bit. I've heard there is an adjustment period where the dose is trying to be regulated.
Anyone's experience with lasix would be appreciated really. As our situation is so bizarre, any information about how this should have been prescribed is useful. I don't even know what to expect from our vet, so I can't even be upset with him. I haven't a clue.