Heart & Blood Pressure
Vetmedin, when used in combination with other medications, is effective in the management of specific types of congestive heart failure in dogs. Vetmedin assists in improving the heart's function, as well as reducing the heart's workload.
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Helps extend the life expectancy of dogs with congestive heart failure
Can be taken every 12 hours
Relieves heart muscle stress
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You love your dog with all your heart, so help protect your dog's heart with Vetmedin (Pimobendan). Vetmedin is a prescription inodilator that helps extend the life expectancy of dogs with congestive heart failure by helping the heart pump more efficiently.
Vetmedin opens up the blood vessels that take blood away from the heart, reducing the work heart has to do to pump blood. It also opens up the blood vessels returning blood to the heart, reducing pressure on the heart. Talk to your vet about Vetmedin to find out if it's right for your dog.
Side Effects and Warnings
Side effects may include loss of appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, weakness, incoordination, fainting, cough, and sudden death. Consult your veterinarian if any side effects occur or worsen.
Notify your veterinarian of any additional medications, including vitamins and supplements. Interactions may occur with pimobendan and verapamil, propranolol, theophylline, and pentoxifylline.
To learn more about this heart medication for dogs, talk to your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427.
This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.
1.25mg chewable tablet
5mg chewable tablet
Store at room temperature away from moisture and light.
Follow the exact specifications prescribed by the veterinarian. Dose is based on body weight, divided into 2 portions to be given every 12 hours.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by beagle01 My pet eats it right out of my hand, just like a treat!
Loves his medicine! I love the $avings! Would definitely buy anything I need from this site.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by pang The product I order is the exact same as I get from my vet, no generics.
I like the product because it the very same as I get from my vet. It is not a generic. Therefore, I can give my dog the exact dosage the vet writes on my dog's prescription.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sassa It works!
My 16+year old CrackerJack was really responded positively to this drug. Labs came back this Wednesday and everything looks good.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Works Well with other Medications
I like that it's a chewable and can be broken up. It makes it easier to administer since my dog is on 2 other heart medications that has to be taken along with Vetmedin. I've seen great improvement in his health since taking this along with the other medications (lasix and enalapril).
October 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Bargin
Very convenient and much cheaper. Definitely recommended.
October 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Vetmedin
these meds seriously saved me cats like when she was diagnosed at 3 yrs old with advanced heart disease. 3 months later and she is still fighting the battle! Thanks PetCareRX
August 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 3 Yr. Old Cat
My cat started looking a little off a few months ago, her breathing was severely labored. After a quick panic attack I rushed her to the vet and was told she was in the advanced stages of heart disease and the chances of her making it through the next few days were slim to none. After a costly vet bill and a lot of crying, all I could do was hope her meds would do the trick. We just passed the 3 month mark and hope for many more happy healthy months ahead of us!
August 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 yorkie
My prince Joshua aka Justin is a Yorkie. only weight 4 to 6 lb depending on the water accumulation. He was dx as having Pulmonary hypertension. Idiopathic reason. He is only 9 going on 10 in December. He's a great dog. He had water build up from the right side enlarge heart worked so hard for the lung. The enlarged right side heart was the secondary dx to the primary PH dx. Vetmedin along with furosemide, sildenafil (Viagra), Ventolin albuterol helps in all. Great meds!!
July 11, 2012