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    Vetmedin will help your dog with congestive heart failure to feel better and improve his and her quality and quantity of life.

    What is Vetmedin? Vetmedin is a veterinary inodilator that works to dilate veins and arteries and increase cardiac output in order to decrease the workload of the dogs failing heart

    Formulated for: Dogs. Safety studies have not been performed in dogs that are under 6 months.

    How is this medication given? It is usually recommended to give Vetmedin by mouth twice daily or every twelve hours. However, you should always follow your veterinarians exact instructions. Try to give this medication one hour before meals if possible.

    How does this medication work? Vetmedin is an inodilator that works in two ways. It dilates veins and arteries which decrease the work that the heart needs to do in order to pump blood. This medication also directly increases cardiac output which further helps the heart to do its job.

    What results can I expect? Vetmedin can help relieve the symptoms associated with certain types of heart failure. It may take a few weeks to see outward improvement in your dog. This medication will not sure heart disease but will help to increase your dogs comfort and length of life in some cases.

    What Form(s) does Vetmedin come in? This medication is a tablet that is flavored and chewable.

    Uses: Vetmedin is used to treat dogs (older than 6 months) with mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy.

    Generic Name: Pimobendan (drug name)

    Common brand name: Vetmedin (Boehringer Ingelheim)

    Dose and Administration: Vetmedin is typically used twice daily or every twelve hours but your veterinarian will determine the exact dosage for your dog. Do not stop the medication or decrease the dose unless instructed to do so by your veterinarian. Vetmedin can be broken in half if necessary.

    Drug and Food Interactions: Always tell your veterinarian if your dog is taking any other medications, including vitamins and supplements before starting Vetmedin. Drug interactions may occur with verapamil, propranolol, theophylline, and pentoxifylline. This medication should not be decreased or discontinued unless instructed by your veterinarian.
    • Helps relieve symptoms of congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy.
    • Can help to increase quantity of life.
    • Scored tablets are easy to split if necessary.
    • Dilates veins and arteries while directly increasing cardiac output allowing the heart to pump easier.
    • Palatable beef flavor

    Possible Side Effects: Vetmedin is generally well-tolerated in many dogs. Possible side effects include: loss of appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, weakness, incoordination, fainting, cough, and sudden death in rare cases. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any unusual symptoms while your dog is taking Vetmedin. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember but you should never give two doses at one time. This medication should not be decreased or discontinued unless instructed by your veterinarian.

    Precautions: Vetmedin should not be uses in animals that are allergic to pimobendan. This medication should not be given to animals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, or any other clinical condition where increased cardiac output would be harmful. The safety of the drug has not been studied in breeding, pregnant or lactating animals (female animals nursing their young). If the mother is receiving Vetmedin, consider placing the offspring on milk replacer after they have received the colostrum (first milk immediately after birth). This medication should be used with extreme caution in animals prone to cardiac arrhythmias. If your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes or another metabolic disease, speak with your veterinarian regarding the safety of Vetmedin.

    Storage: Vetmedin can be stored at room temperature and does not require refrigeration. Keep this medication out of reach from children and pets.

    A prescription from your veterinarian is necessary to purchase Vetmedin for your dog.
    SKU: RX304

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    Pimobendan

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    4.8

    (based on 101 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (77)
    • Easy to use (72)
    • No side effects (44)
    • Gentle (29)
    • Long-lasting (23)

    Cons

    • Difficult to administer (5)
    • Side effects (5)

    Best Uses

    • Daily care (72)
    • Older pets (60)
    • Younger pets (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Vetmedin and my Vet saved Daizy's life!

    Vetmedin is a wonderful medication. We rescued a 4-year-old Sheltie that had severe heartworms. After 2 months of treatment and being put on Vetmedin and other meds for life, she is a...Read complete review

    Vetmedin is a wonderful medication. We rescued a 4-year-old Sheltie that had severe heartworms. After 2 months of treatment and being put on Vetmedin and other meds for life, she is a happy, healthy girl.

    Vetmedin is pricey but very effective, and PetFoodDirect has it for about half the price of retail! After our dog takes her other meds, the dose of Vetmedin is given as her 'treat' and she knows when it's coming. So glad to have this wonderul medication to keep our "four-legged child" in good health!

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    Large heart

    Does anyone also have enalapril and furosemide prescribed with this med vetmedin. I have seen my dog have several of the side effects mentioned in the literature of vetmedin. The medicine was prescribed to...Read complete review

    Does anyone also have enalapril and furosemide prescribed with this med vetmedin. I have seen my dog have several of the side effects mentioned in the literature of vetmedin. The medicine was prescribed to her after a slight stroke. She suffers from an enlarged heart with no medicine prescribed prior to the stroke. Does anyone have any opinions regarding the combination of these.

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    5.0

    Vetmedin gave my dog a new chance at lif

    By Pebbles63

    from Wise, Va

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Gentle
    • Long-Lasting
    • No Side Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Care
      • Older Pets

      Comments about Vetmedin Chewable Tablets:

      Easy to use. Has really helped my dog. Can see results from first dose! Prices are cheaper then the Vets, same product. Have bought 4 bottles. Seen fast results from the first dose.

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      4.0

      Very cost effective.

      By Wild Bill

      from Arlington heights, IL

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Easy To Use
      • No Side Effects
      • The Vet Charged Double

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Care

        Comments about Vetmedin Chewable Tablets:

        Very cost effective and easy to use.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By None

        from AL

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Gentle
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Care
          • Older Pets

          Comments about Vetmedin Chewable Tablets:

          Add 1/2 tab to food twice/day.

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          5.0

          A life saver

          By Owner of a sick senior canine

          from RI

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Pros

            Cons

            • Essential For Heart Repai

            Best Uses

            • Older Pets

            Comments about Vetmedin Chewable Tablets:

            Chewable med

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            5.0

            LOWER COST THAN VET

            By MARCELLA

            from GLENDALE, AZ

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

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              Best Uses

              • Daily Care

              Comments about Vetmedin Chewable Tablets:

              This product is good for long term and it's cheaper than getting it at the vet.

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