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Vetmedin for Dogs (Pimobendan) - Chewable Tablets

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What is Vetmedin?

Vetmedin for Dogs

Vetmedin is a medicine for dogs with pre-clinical treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy and preclinical mitral valve disease. It can also be used in dogs that have congestive heart failure caused by valvular insufficiency (mitral and/or tricuspid regurgitation) or dilated cardiomyopathy. It is designed to ease blood flow to the heart and increases its efficiency as a pump. It comes in the form of chewable tablets and is available in a variety of doses. Vetmedin should be taken as directed by your vet at an appropriate dosage level. 

In Rare cases reactions to Vetmedin include diarrhoea, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy, an increase in mitral valve insufficiency, reduced appetite, and a slight heart rate increase. In the event of your dog receiving an overdose of Vetmedin, then you should contact your vet immediately for appropriate treatment. Vetmedin should not be used in obstructive heart disease.

This product is only suitable for the treatment of animals and should never be used on humans. It should be kept away from children out of sight and out of reach. In the event of this product being ingested by humans, then medical attention should be sought immediately.

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How does Vetmedin for dogs work?

Vetmedin helps your dog in 2 ways, It opens up the blood vessels, which means the heart does not have to work as hard to pump blood around the body. It also increases the strength of the heartbeat and helps the heart beat more efficiently. Vetmedin comes in the form of a chewable capsule which should be given twice a day half an hour before food.

What are the benefits of Vetmedin for dogs?

Heart failure of any kind can be debilitating and reduce a dog’s quality of life. Vetmedin can reduce the impact of canine heart failure and symptoms while also increasing life expectancy.

Is Vetmedin for dogs Available Over The Counter?

No. Vetmedin for dogs is not available over the counter and requires a veterinary prescription.

Dosages will vary depending on the size of the dog receiving the prescription.