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FUR2 Furosemide, distributed by Vedco, is a diuretic-saluretic medication for use in dogs.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
FUR2 Furosemide is used to treat edemas in patients with particular types of kidney disease, liver disease, or congestive heart failure.
An edema is referred to as an accumulation of fluids from the tissues causing swelling underneath the skin. Edemas may be caused by capillary pressure disorders, neoplasia, insect bites, or contact with toxic agents, clots within the blood, burns, and injuries. Localized edemas can be treated through compressing warm cloths against the area to decrease swelling. Severe edemas, such as those caused by underlying disease, should be consulted through the local veterinarian. Edemas can also be caused by kidney, liver, and heart disease.
The liver, heart, and kidneys all have one element in common; they all act as filters or moves of the blood. Blood contains a large amount of water and oxygen as it is passed with through the body. The blood begins in the heart as it is passed through to the lungs, then out to the body to oxygenize the vital organs. In heart disease, however, the heart muscle fails and slows down the blood pumping process. Fluids begin to accumulate in the lungs causing symptoms of distension of the abdomen, liver enlargement, breathing difficulties, lethargy, weakness, and collapse. A similar problem can occur in the liver or kidneys. The kidneys and liver filter harmful toxins from the blood. When these organs fail, blood is no longer able to pass through and toxins remain in the blood. As the blood sits in one location, fluids accumulate forming an edema. Common symptoms which will appear in a dog or cat with liver or kidney disease include; abnormal coloring of urine, a poor appetite, pain in the abdominal region, noticeable weakness, and vomiting.
Common pet aliments which will appear in a dog or cat include; abnormal coloring of urine, a poor appetite, pain in the abdominal region, noticeable weakness, vomiting, distension of the abdomen, liver enlargement, breathing difficulties, lethargy, weakness, and collapse.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Edemas are non-specific and can affect any breed, sex and age of dog. Studies have been conduction, however, to find miniature schnauzers of male gender tend to be diagnosed more often than other breeds. Although these studies have not been fully proven.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1. What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Discontinue use and seek the care of a veterinary professional promptly.
Can I administer this product with my pet’s food?
Furosemide can be given with food if pet develops sensitivity to the product.
What adverse effects from the product should I be aware of?
Side effects which could be noted by a pet owner include; diarrhea, vomiting, stomach upset, appetite decrease, or an adverse allergy.
What should I know while administering this product?
Allow pets access to water throughout the day to prevent dehydration.
6. What happens if I over dose my pet?
Over dose reactions are rare. In case of accidental over dose seek emergency attention.
7. What happens if I miss a dose?
Administer dose as soon as you remember, however don’t give two doses in one day.
Keep out of reach from children.
Not to be used in pets under 6 months of age.
Keep out of reach from children.
PET: Do not give to pet if not urinating. Can cause dehydration. This product has not been tested in lactating, pregnant, or breeding canines.
HUMANS: Not intended for humans. In case of accidental ingestion, contact a physician immediately.
Storage and disposal
Storage: store at room temperature and discard after 90 days.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
Forosemide is the generic formation, Lasix or Salix is the Brand name comparrision. These products are slightly more costly than the generic brand but contain the same ingredients.
How it Works
Furosemide works by blocking salt absorption and fluids within the tubules of the kidney. This action also increases the output of urine.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Dogs and cats:
Administer product 1 to 2 times a day.
Administer at 6-8 hour intervals
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs/Cats: All weights 1-2mg/lb , 1-2 times a day.
Active Ingredient Amount
APRIL 16, 2014
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