Congestive Heart Failure in Ferrets
The course of treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the heart failure. For example, heart medication such as beta blockers and calcium channel blockers may be employed. Ferrets with respiratory complications, meanwhile, will require oxygen therapy and those with electrolyte imbalances will require medication to help decrease swelling or fluid retention. A stress-free environment and rest is also important to reduce symptoms and recover quickly.
Living and Management
Prognosis may vary from ferret to ferret depending on the nature and severity of the disease and the type of care the animal receives in the short- and long-term. It is also important that the ferret be monitored closely, as fatal arrhythmias may develop quickly.
Pertaining to the lungs
A medical condition in which the patient has an abnormally fast heartbeat
a) A cavity in certain animals b) Term refers to a rear chamber in the heart or a cavity in the brain
Low amounts of glucose in the blood
The collection of fluid in the tissue
A large blood vessel that transports blood out of the heart.
The amount of pressure applied by the blood on the arteries.
The name of the main artery that starts in the left ventricle of an animal's four chamber heart.
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