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Accidentally gave my kitty 2ml of Furosemide (10mg/ml ) His

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Accidentally gave my kitty 2ml of Furosemide (10mg/ml ) His dosage is .8 ml twice per day. Should i be ok, just not give anymore til midday tomorrow ?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Katie replied 1 month ago.

My name is***** look forward to working with you and will have answer for you shortly.

Expert:  Katie replied 1 month ago.

How much does your cat weigh?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
8 or 9 lbs
Expert:  Katie replied 1 month ago.

That seems like around 5 mg/kg, this is likely more than what he needs. However, doses have been given that are higher than this. Your kitty will likely be ok and may urinate more tonight. Please make sure that he has plenty of water available tonight. If any symptoms arise, it would be wise to check his kidney values with bloodwork in the morning.

What condition is he being treated for?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Fluid in his lungs
Expert:  Katie replied 1 month ago.

Has he been doing ok?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
far yes, that was about 45 min ago
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Just wanted to make sure that wasnt an overdose
Expert:  Katie replied 1 month ago.

Ok, good. Tonight you will likely see more urination, especially in the next couple hours. It is high dose, but would be unlikely to see any side effects. This medication is best used at lowest possible doses, but can be increased if the pet is not responding to treatment. Your kitty should be fine, but if you see any abnormal symptoms such as not eating, respiratory distress, no urination or anything else abnormal, please have him seen.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you very much Katherine
Expert:  Katie replied 1 month ago.

You are welcome! Hope you have a great night!

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sure thing.
Expert:  Katie replied 1 month ago.

Thank you!