Aedating support forum

11 Jan

For example same medicine I take, but my dogs get .1 mg per ten pounds of body weight for thyroid twice a day. I take .1mg once a day but outweigh them almost times ten. Many veterinarians are apprehensive about sedating an animal with a potential heart problem, particularly one that is dyspneic.This mixture will precipitate briefly, then clear after rocking the syringe back and forth a couple of times.Substitute midazolam for the diazepam (0.2 mg/kg again) and give it IM for the patient that can't even sit still for an IV.There is wisdom in this viewpoint and, let's face it, you may not know on the spot whether dyspnea is due to cardiac disease or a primary respiratory condition.A patient in severe respiratory distress is at risk of death as a consequence of minimal diagnostic or therapeutic interventions, but is also at risk if you do nothing; it would be well to advise your client of this at your initial contact! Though animals do not always take the same dosages of medicine as we do.For example same medicine I take, but my dogs get .1 mg per ten pounds of body weight for thyroid twice a day. I take .1mg once a day but outweigh them almost times ten. Though animals do not always take the same dosages of medicine as we do.

Rule #1: Never perform diagnostics or procedures on a critically dyspneic patient unnecessarily.

I once actually witnessed the death of a cardiomyopathic Doberman who struggled and went into ventricular fibrillation while being restrained for an EKG; the owner watched the whole thing!

While there is always an exception to the rule, appropriate sedation is my preference for handling these patients, hands down! before radiographs, IV catheter, thoracocentesis, echocardiogram, etc.

The reason they asked their vet for medication is that the last time they tried to trim this cat's claws, he was so scared that he went to the bathroom on himself and hid for several days afterwards. The drawback is that, as far as I know, when given to owners for use at home, the only dose available is 100-mg.

This means it is only suitable for very large cats! The vet can use a liquid form and I assume can give various doses. Just letting you all know that there is a good drug out there for reducing fear, as long as the cat is large.