What can I give my dog instead of furosemide? Furosemide. Furosemide is a loop diuretic and the most commonly used diuretic to treat CHF in dogs and cats. Torsemide is another loop diuretic that is ~10 times as potent and has a longer duration of action than furosemide with a similar adverse effect profile.
What happens if I give my dog too much furosemide? Acute overdose with furosemide may cause electrolyte and fluid imbalances, central nervous system signs, and cardiovascular collapse. Electrolyte and fluid balance should be monitored and supported. If an oral overdose is recognized promptly, gut emptying may be warranted.
What are the last stages of congestive heart failure in dogs? Stage 4: CHF is in its final stage. Breathing becomes difficult even when at rest. Fluid can accumulate in various parts of the body, causing swollen legs or belly, making it difficult to walk. It can even cause vomiting.
What is furosemide 40mg for dogs? Furosemide is a loop diuretic available by prescription used to treat fluid retention (edema) in dogs and cats with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or certain kidney disease. Furosemide is also used to treat high blood pressure. Do not give this medication if your pet is not urinating.