This information is provided by Provet for educational purposes only.
You should seek the advice of your veterinarian if your pet is ill as only he or she can correctly advise on the diagnosis and recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your pet.
The clinical use of thrombolytic drugs is not widely practised in veterinary medicine
Thrombolytic drugs "dissolve" thrombi that have formed in blood vessels. Examples are :
In veterinary medicine the most common form of thrombus is aortic thromboembolism, a complication of cardiomyopathy, in cats. Thrombolytic drugs have been used with limited success. In addition these drugs are expensive.
Provet Feedback request
Thrombolytic drugs are not licensed for use in veterinary patients and they have only been used sporadically. Provet would like to compile a dossier on cases in which these drugs have been used - so if you have experienced their use please let us know the details through firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated October 2013