How long to give a dog Lasix depends on the dog’s weight, the disease condition, its seriousness and the dog’s overall response to it. The standard amount of Lasix for dogs is 1 to 2 milligrams per pound one to two times a day, according to PetMed Express, Inc.Continue Reading
A higher dosage may be prescribed for a more severe situation. When given two times in a day, it must be provided within six- to eight-hour intervals. Lasix is available through prescription in 12.5 milligram, 20 milligram, 40 milligram, 50 milligram and 80 milligram tablets as well as in a 60 milliliter liquid form. The oral form contains 10 milligrams in one milliliter and must be discarded three months after opening, explains PetMed Express, Inc.
Although Lasix treats many diseases in dogs, side effects include dryness, thirst, exhaustion, electrolyte imbalance, sunburn, restiveness, increased heart rate and convulsion, notes PetMed Express, Inc. Use only as directed by a vet.Learn more about Veterinary Health
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