Merck Animal Health
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Salix by Merck Animal Health is used for the treatment of edema (pulmonary congestion, ascites) associated with cardiac insufficiency and acute non-inflammatory tissue edema.


  • Used to treat pulmonary edema
  • Can be given orally, intramuscularly, or intravascularly
  • Low likelihood of toxicity 
  • High therapeutic index


Administer 1 to 2 mg per lb of body weight (approximately 2.5 to 5 mg/kg).  Can be given orally, intramuscularly, or intravascularly. 


Prescription Drug Policy:

Prescriptions CAN NOT be shipped to North Carolina, Hawaii or Alaska at this time.

Prescription drugs can only be shipped upon receipt of an original prescription from a licensed veterinarian. FarmVet can accept an original prescription in one of the following ways:
  • The original prescription may be mailed to:
    1254 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin,TN 37069 
  • A licensed veterinarian may fax the Rx to 615-370-8502.
    The fax must originate from the veterinarian's office.
  • A licensed veterinarian can call & leave a voicemail with your prescription information with our pharmacy at 615-277-5602.

Prescriptions are non-refundable. Prescriptions are refillable if indicated by your vet, for up to one year from the original date. At the end of one year, prescriptions must be updated. Written prescriptions must include the veterinarian's license number, telephone number, and address. Federal law restricts the use of Rx drugs to use by, or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.


Salix can cause excessive diuresis which can result in electrolyte imbalance, dehydration and reduced plasma volume. These issues can create circulatory collapse, thrombosis, and embolism. Let your vet know if your pet is on a potassium-depleting steroid. 



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