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If your cat or dog is diagnosed with heart disease, liver disease or kidney disease, your veterinarian may prescribe furosemide for dogs and cats. This medication is used to prevent fluid buildup caused by these conditions. You can find furosemide for cats and furosemide for dogs in the Petco pharmacy listed under several different brand names. Consult your vet to receive a prescription. When you visit the Petco pharmacy, you’ll find different dosage options, including furosemide 20 mg tablets, furosemide 40 mg tablets and furosemide 80 mg tablets. Your vet can advise you on the right dosage for your feline or canine. Visit the Petco pharmacy today to order your furosemide tablets so you can help your pet feel better.

FAQs About Furosemide

Yes, furosemide is a common prescription diuretic for cats. It can also be prescribed to dogs. Your vet can tell you whether furosemide for cats is the right medication for your feline in the event your pet is suffering from heart, kidney or liver disease.

Furosemide tablets come in a variety of dosages, usually starting at 12.5 mg and going all the way up to 80 mg tablets. Your vet will prescribe the right dosage amount depending on your feline’s size and weight, as well as the severity of their condition. Follow your veterinarian’s instructions and never try to guess the right dosage for your pet.

If your pet requires a prescription diuretic for dogs, your vet may prescribe furosemide. Your dog’s veterinarian will advise you on the right dosage of furosemide for dogs. The amount they prescribe will likely depend on your canine’s size, weight and the specifics of their condition. If you aren’t sure how much furosemide to give your dog, contact your pet’s veterinarian. Make sure to also follow your vet’s instructions on administering the medicine.

Furosemide is a strong drug and can cause a variety of side effects in your feline. As a diuretic, it will likely cause increased urination as well as more water intake. It’s important to monitor your cat’s fluid intake, as dehydration is also a common side effect of furosemide.

Furosemide is a strong drug and can cause a variety of side effects in your feline. As a diuretic, it will likely cause increased urination as well as more water intake. It’s important to monitor your cat’s fluid intake, as dehydration is also a common side effect of furosemide.

Other side effects of furosemide for cats include:

  • Lethargy
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Restlessness
  • Tilting head
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased heart rate
  • Seizure

If your cat begins experiencing problematic side effects while on furosemide, contact your vet immediately.

Furosemide is a diuretic that helps remove excess fluids from your dog’s body. The medication is often used when a dog is suffering from kidney disease, liver disease or heart disease. Each of these conditions can cause a dangerous buildup of fluid in the lungs or abdomen. Your veterinarian can advise you on whether furosemide is the right medication for your pet and prescribe the appropriate dose for your best friend.

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No. Furosemide for dogs and cats requires a prescription from your pet’s veterinarian.

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