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15lb mimi pin with enlarged heart..Lasix 50mg not enough sometimes-can

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15lb mimi pin with enlarged heart..Lasix 50mg not enough sometimes-can I give extra if needed when pet having struggling breathing
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Now the Lasix dose can be modified in cases of respiratory struggle, but needs to be done with great care since we can see secondary dehydration and complications. That said, if he weights 15lbs (6.8kg) and is getting 50mg already, this is an overdose already. So, there is no wiggle room and you are actually giving him almost 2x the safe dose. Therefore, if you are find him struggling despite this, you will want to let his vet know as soon as possible. They can help stabilize him with another diuretic (ie spironolactone) or alter his other medications to aid his heart function.
Please take care,
Dr. B.