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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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by 137 reviewers.


The price was great and the delivery was fast. I would recommend to anyone. by on 12/30/2022
Perfect transaction

I've ordered this several times. Always fast, accurate, easy ordering. Thank heavens I found this site. Lowest price I've found also. Win/win. by on 12/19/2022
Great service

This is such a great company. With pet medication being so expensive, this is a big help for my Ace. by on 11/16/2022
Vetmedin 5mg chewable tablets

Great for my little boyโ€™s heart condition by on 11/10/2022
A life saver!

Ask your vet for this medication. They may not recommend it for beginning stages of heart disease but it will work best before the condition is worst. Have seen good results in my friendโ€™s dog and her daughterโ€™s cavalier king Charles, and my 16 year old peke. by on 10/03/2022
Vetmedin order

My order always comes within the week. by on 08/18/2022
Best Pimobendan replacement

Because Vetmedin comes in flavored chewables, my dachshund loves to take his daily medicine. by on 08/17/2022

This company is the best!! Always there to help you in anyway!! by on 08/04/2022
Great medication!

My 16 y.o. dog has no issues taking this medication. Helps her very much. by on 08/01/2022

Great for my dog to be as comfortable as possible in her senior years by on 05/16/2022
Great Product - Great Price

This is best price replacement for Pimobendan. Recommended by my Vet. It can be cut in half, and then in quarters, which makes a 50 count of 5 mg chews go a long way when 3.75mg is the prescribed dosage. Our Barney loves the taste. by on 05/15/2022

Great price for a vital medication for my lil girl with CHF by on 05/06/2022
The only place Iโ€™ll rely on

Even during the shortage of Vetmedin, I was contacted with ample time to find a replacement. PCRX has been my go to for my rescue elderly dogs meds for a while now. by on 04/26/2022
Works Great

Works great for my 5lb chihuahua w heart disease by on 04/14/2022
Medication order

Great quality, well packaged and sent out expediently. Thank you by on 03/24/2022

Least expensive anywhere. Great product! by on 03/15/2022

Awesome times 10 by on 02/21/2022

Great product, fast service! Recommend site. by on 02/13/2022
Heart Meds

Works good.Petcare Rx has the best price. by on 02/09/2022
Not tasty

My dog loved the manufacturer the vetโ€™s office uses, but doesnโ€™t like these. We have to put peanut butter on them, and youโ€™re supposed to give this med on an empty stomach. Hopefully a dab is ok. But, vet costs $40 more than on here (with the program discount), so Iโ€™m happy. by on 01/26/2022
My dog loves these, she thinks itโ€™s a treat!!โ€™

My dog has peculiar tastes! Itโ€™s always so hard to give her medicines; I was always hiding her meds in food, treats , but since sheโ€™s been on Vetmedim, she just takes it out of my hand. I guess it tastes like a treat because my finicky pet just gobbles it up morning and nightโ€™. Thank goodness by on 01/13/2022

It really has prolonged my pups life with Congestive Heart Failure by on 12/17/2021
Great Prices

Glad I found to find a hard to find med for my dog with heart condition. by on 12/09/2021
Best prices

Excellent product by on 11/20/2021
Great meds for my dog

Recommending to my family and friends by on 11/15/2021

Your service is fast, customer service is amazing. I have always been able to get such a good price compared to local vets. Thank you! My little guy thanks you also. by on 11/07/2021
Prescription successful

Love this website. It's easy to use and I get my meds on time. Thanks Halina in Mn by on 11/04/2021
easy and much cheaper

Found Out about this site through my storm x app. I absolutely love pet rx by on 10/12/2021
Great Medication

My dog has lived with this heart medication for over 4 years. He is currently 12 years old and heโ€™s still my baby. It has given us more time with him and Iโ€™m very grateful. by on 10/06/2021

Great med. working well for my pup. This was the only place I could find it. by on 10/05/2021

This product has my favorite friend like a young puppy again. by on 10/03/2021

My pet was given 10 months to 1 year to live after being diagnosed with heart failure. That was 4 years ago. Vetmedin in combination with a high blood pressure meds and Lasik has meant Iโ€™ve been able to keep my little one for awhile longer. My only complaint is how big the chewable pills are because itโ€™s hard to hide in food and after 4 years my pet has caught onto all my tricks. I cut them down into tiny pieces. by on 09/08/2021
Prescription med

My dog at 16 is active. People are always surprised by his age. Iโ€™m grateful this medication helps him and the price seems reasonable. by on 09/07/2021

Our 7 lb pup has a hard time with pills. We checked to see if the pill came in a capsule or liquid. It comes in both forms. Unfortunately, you only carry the pill which will continue to cause our pup & us stress. by on 08/30/2021
Vetmedin is great for heart disease

I give my dog, Bella, her Vetmedin twice a day. She loves it and since she refused to take pills, I wrapped it in peanut butter and turkey thin slices. When the alarm on my phone goes off, at 9:30 a.m. and again at 9:30 p.m., she hears it and comes running! ?? by on 08/28/2021

Product is a great price with fast shipping by on 08/23/2021

I just had Rascal for his yearly check up and the vetmeden is working. He is staying the same as last year. by on 08/21/2021

Great product by on 08/14/2021

Fast delivery by on 08/11/2021

Really helps my dog. by on 08/05/2021
Great product

The delivery was Quicker than I thought !!! by on 07/29/2021
She thinks itโ€™s a treat

Makes it easy to take twice a day! Also fast shipping-her meds were running low ans I had refilled at another site-but it was taking two weeks to refill-thank you pet care rx for being fast!! by on 07/29/2021
My Bella's Heart Matters

This company has been amazing helping me keep my almost 15yr old chi alive for quite some time. I have the utmost trust and respect for PetCareRX. Thank you all from the top and bottom of our hearts <3 by on 06/21/2021

Hard product to get in stock. Have to check daily to see. Have to order at least twice a month due to only being able to fill 30pills and my dog takes 3 pills a day. by on 05/20/2021
Reliable and quality service

My dog must take vetmedin daily for his heart. Prior to finding petcare Rx I was having difficulty finding a reliable source to provide prescription. Previous providers would fill the script one time only to tell me they were out of stock the next month. Since transferring to Petcare Rx I have not had any issues. They contact my vet to get authorization, they have filled the script and delivered in a very timely manner every month making it very convenient. I have been very happy! by on 02/03/2021
Keeps Her Healthy

My pet has been on Vetmedin for over 5 years, twice a day along with two other meds for an enlarged heart. Grateful! by on 01/31/2021
Needed for my dog

This medication is prescribed by my vet for Choco as he has a leaky valve in his heart. It appears to be helping. by on 01/22/2021
Assistance during pandemic

My dog really needs his heart medicine but not working has limited my expenses. They worked with me to get this medicine timely! thank you from Milo!! by on 12/28/2020
In Stock. Great Price.

Love when meds are in stock, and great price, and quick shipping! by on 12/06/2020
Great product

Ordered vetmedin for my dog who has a heart condition. Great price and great results. She is doing so much better. by on 11/23/2020

Smaller size was not available but the larger pills were splittable, they were accommodating in getting the order authorized through our Vet by on 10/28/2020

I had run low and the local vet was out. I reached and ordered online. Pleased with the service and quick responses from customer support when I was tracking this. Everything arrived as ordered. Glad for this service. by on 09/22/2020
My dog needs 3 medications to live

PetcareRX was phenomenal! They helped me get Vetmedin at a discount price. This medicine is expensive, and I appreciate everything they did for me. Explaining to me that there were discount codes that I could use to get it all at a lower price. About the product - if your dog is having heart failure you NEED this medication! Talk to your vet about it. by on 09/10/2020
Customer Service Excellence

My Meds always arrive on Time. The Customer Service team is second to none and expedites orders when needed. by on 08/04/2020
Great that you always have this product

This product is difficult to find and is vital for my dog's health. I love that is always available... Thanks PetCare! ;) by on 07/17/2020
Affordable Quality Pet Meds

thank you for pricing our pets meds affordable! the medicine we buy is so expensive and we are able to keep our pet comfortable because of the pricing! by on 06/23/2020

Our dog has no problem taking them with a pill pocket. by on 05/27/2020
Great service

The service from customer service was very good and the delivery of my dog's prescription was very quick. by on 05/21/2020

So happy to find somewhere to fill a script, quickly & easily. by on 05/14/2020

I was so thrilled to find that Pet Care RX had Vetmedin in stock! Locally, all the pharmacies were out and so was our Veterinarian. It was fair priced and arrived quickly. Mahalo to Pet Care RX for helping to keep our two dogs heart healthy! Will definitely be ordering again! by on 04/27/2020

My dog recently started on petmedin for CHF. Dog really likes to eat these like a treat, which for our dog is amazing as he is super picky. by on 04/23/2020
Great customer service!

I get heart medication for my dog. It can be very stressful when your pet has a medical condition, Pet-Rx makes it so much easier. it helps when they care as much for your pet as you do!! My Vetmedin prescription helps keep my DeeDee alive! by on 04/15/2020
Skeptical here at first but...

this does help my dog greatly with his heart problems. Highly recommend you try it if your vet recommends it. by on 04/15/2020

I have been a member of the PetCare RX annual membership and I am so thankful my vet told me about this company! I love the other companies that deliver medication for pets, but this one is something special. My sweet yorkie relies on her heart medication to keep her alive and healthy, so knowing that the medication is delivered monthly without me having to do anything and at a price I can afford is such a relief to me both emotionally and financially. I would recommend this company to everyone! by on 02/12/2020
Fast Inexpensive Service

My orders are usually shipped within 5 days. PetCare verifies prescriptions with my Vet. All I do is order. by on 01/13/2020
Pet Prescriptions

Thankful I found PetCareRx . My fur baby is on a maintenance medication using PetCareRx is so easy to use. by on 01/06/2020
Keeping My Dog Healthy

Vetmedin is a good drug to help dogs with heart conditions. Ask you vet about it. by on 01/02/2020

I am so glad I found PetCareRX. I save on all my pets meds. It's very easy and the steps are easy to understand. I have 3 dogs 2 of which are elderly and require prescription meds. Very happy with the fast service too! by on 12/12/2019
Coco Meds

order and delivery prompt and painless. thank you"!! by on 11/01/2019
Petcare Rn is the best in customer satisfaction

When there was a shortage of Vetmedin for my senior chihuahua, PetcareRx was the only company that came through for me and I have been ordering my needs for all my dogs ever since. by on 10/12/2019

Used for my dog's heart murmur prescribed by her Vet. Quick delivery and best price found on Pet Rx. by on 10/04/2019
They have what I need

Since the sortage of vetmedin started I have searched for vetmedin at so many pharmacies. Finally! PetCareRX had it! And at a great price. Thank you so much! My dog is forever grateful for helping to keep her healthy! by on 09/08/2019

We have been giving Vetmedin for the past two years, due to our dog having heart problems. It seems to be helping him, however, we realize that he is 16 years old and has lived a good life so we are glad that this has helped him with his cough. At times it is unavailable and we have to wait however you can automatically pre-order it. They will contact your vet to confirm the order to get approval before sending it out. by on 09/02/2019
Vetmedin For Halsey

Great service from PETCARE RX! Quick access to product and quantities. Love the discounts for members. Thanks PetCare RX ! by on 07/15/2019
Pet Meds

I recently ordered an Rx for our fur baby. I was pleased with competitive pricing, ease of ordering and how quickly we received her medications. by on 06/25/2019
Wonder Drug

This drug helps my dog with a heart murmur have a better quality of life. I only wish this drug was the available years ago, when my first dog had congestive heart failure. by on 05/30/2019
Awesome service, the meds my dog needs

Really loved the excellent service you guys provide. by on 03/22/2019

The medicine came on time and no issues when ordering. by on 03/21/2019
Vetmedin Order

Had in stock fast and easy to order. by on 03/17/2019
Great Product!

An amazing drug for my dog. And we can't find it anywhere else. by on 03/13/2019

Great medication; it is improving my pup's heart condition. PetCareRx is one of the few companies that has the product available in the strength my pup requires and they are very accommodating and helpful. by on 02/25/2019
Heart meds

My dog has been on this med since April as part of his treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy. by on 01/17/2019

This product has made a big positive change in the quality of life of our Weimaraner Stella. by on 01/15/2019
Life Saver for dogs with MVD

My 12 year old at the time was diagnosed with a grade 4 heart murmur and MVD. He has been on the medicine for over a year as well as three other heart medicines. His heart murmur down graded and he is doing so well! Vetmedin has worked wonders. by on 01/09/2019
Great Med

My senior JRT with a Grade 5 heart murmur has used this medicine for almost 2 years with no side effects. He thinks it is a treat and easily takes it. They downgraded his murmur to a 4 at his last checkup and the vet was impressed with his progress on this medicine. by on 12/08/2018
Congestive Heart Failure Medication

Medication works great for my dog and the Pet Rx company has been timely and efficient in providing the medication by on 08/05/2018
good product

This is a good product for dogs with heart disease and heart failure,. This product works great I just wish it would do more to help prolong a dogs life expectancy then it does. by on 03/25/2018
Very helpful in maintaining her health.

It is prolonging her life for sure at she is 17 now and still active and alert. by on 03/05/2018
She's so much better

I seem to adopt animals that develop heart problems. Sage is about 8 years old (adopted) and is my third pet with heart issues. A strangling cough is usually the first sign, when Sage started coughing like this I was pretty sure I knew what it was. We went to the vet and unfortunately, she does have a significant murmur. She is om three meds twice daily and we got them tweeked pretty quickly. I didn't realize that Sage had been suffering until after she started taking the meds, because she came ALIVE. She had more energy and personality than ever. And I had no idea until then that she had been sick since I adopted her. Heart murmurs don't show up until they are somewhat significant. When they start coughing in a strangling way, its time to see the doc. The long and short is that she is SO MUCH BETTER, The only thing is that this med is kind of pricey. When they have to take a half to a full tab twice a day, it gets expensive.(BUT IT'S WORTH IT) by on 01/14/2018
Vetmedin - Life Saver

My Prince is a 9 year old maltese, he is taking insulin for diabetic, He is on 6 units 2x a day. He was a twin with Princess, she died in Oct 2017 from Cushing Disease. She was also on insulin for diabetic. She was a lot larger and her dose was 15 units 2x a day. She just started meds for cushing disease and was on 1 pill a day but changed after two months. She was not as playful and drank a lot of water and had to go to the pottie a lot of fluid. She stop eating for us and wanted to go outside all the time. The breeder said she wanted to go to die. I didn't know what to do. She was blind in one eye and I think her other eye was started to become blind. She was weak and we took her to our vet and he recommend that she be put to sleep. SO I DID. We buried in our yard and let Prince see her before we did. Now he misses her so much that his heart is going back. He is broken hearted. There were together for 9 years. Prince is now on this meds and has been also taken a med call Enalapril, 1 pill a day and also Salix 1 pill at night. This is for the fluid around the heart is what I was told. The meds all seemed to be working great. Prince still has a cough in the morning and somethings when he gets excited. I noticed he doesn't bark as much when he tries. I am just happy to have him but I know he misses his twin sister. I ask the vet about another puppy or dog and he said because of his heart issue maybe not and tried to keep him away from a lot of dogs at once. He would be too much for him. I take him for more car rides and when the weather is good outside in our fenced yard.Once the weather is better, short walks. Thanks for a great product to help our pets live longer as companions for us. by on 01/14/2018
Vetmedin for mature dogs

Our dog Ginger has been on Vetmedin for over 2 years now!! She still shows signs of weakness and has a cough that will never go away, but she is running around like a 13 year old champ! Thank you Vetmedin for such a great product. Our whole family is so grateful. by on 12/29/2017
this product is easy to handle and is an adequate size for my pet to take

my dog's health has gotten better thanks to vetmedin. he takes the pill with no problems by on 07/10/2016
Same Product I get from the Vet's Office

Good product, my only complaint was the shipping time from PetCareRx. It advertises 5-7 days, but to Alaska this product took several weeks. There is also no way to expedite the shipping, even if you're willing to pay for it. I ended up having to buy a month's worth from my Vet's office for almost twice the price to make sure my dog didn't go without. by on 04/06/2016
Medications are great for my dog

Thanks Pet Plus I am saving a lot of money in medications for my dog Kenya. She has a heart condition and because of pet plus I am able to give her a quality life. by on 04/03/2016
Congestive Heart Support

My 11 year old dachshund was diagnosed with CHF last fall and we were given the choice of Digoxin or Vetmedin to control heart rate. With Vetmedin there is not blood level testing. The tablets are very large however and two different vets told me that even though they are chewable, no dogs seem to chew them. They are impossible to hide in treats and seem to flavor food so that the dog realizes it has been added. The only choice is to force them down the throat. It is thus a little difficult to give but are worth not having to take your dog in for continual blood work. by on 02/20/2016
Very effective product!

What a huge difference we saw in our dog. She's active and happy again! by on 11/17/2015
Great product. Only wish they had it in smaller pills

Only medicine keeping my 14 year old maltipoo alive by on 10/28/2015
Good product, great value!

My dog has been on this medication for about a year. It has worked very well to help maintain/control his congestive heart failure. I would highly recommend! by on 08/12/2015

Meds work and shipping was fasts. Better than vet prices. by on 07/30/2015
Helps my baby feel better & that is all I need to know.

I crush the tablets, sprinkle on strip of cheese , roll it in turkey cut in small pieces. by on 07/30/2015
Helps my baby feel better & that is all I need to know.

I crush the tablets, sprinkle on strip of cheese , roll it in turkey cut in small pieces. by on 07/30/2015
My dog takes this medication with no problem

My dog has heart disease and this medication helps with her ability to have a "somewhat" normal life. All of my pets medication is purchased through PetCareRx. It is easy and saves me a lot of money on prescription drugs by on 06/13/2015
Great product

This medicine has given my dog a new lease of life. She even gets her toys out for a play now! The tablets are large and chewable but I prefer to crush them which they do easily. by on 04/20/2015
great for heart disease

The medication is great I do not want to order from PetCareRx anymore because their customer service has went way downhill. when you order your medication now they take over a week just to ship it to you and then it takes shipping time they have started to use a separate company to contact with and they send out the medication for them and ever since they have moved to that system they are no longer good to order from anymore it takes too long to get your medication. by on 03/01/2015
Effective though expensive medication.

Vetmedin is very effective in my mid sized dog. It is easy to break up and put in food. It is an expensive prescription but there seems to be no good alternative. by on 01/13/2015
Very effective

My Lucy cannot do without Vetmedin. It clearly makes an impact on her health. by on 12/02/2014
Price is very good

I have no way to know exactly how effective Vetmedin since my dog cannot tell me. However, I trust the Veterinarian recommendation. The price is excellent from by on 11/11/2014
This is working well

Our dog looks like he lost weight and he actually has in fluid around the heart. he has more energy and it is extending his life. by on 11/04/2014
I is great and Taz likes them

We where glad we found Taz Med on your web site.... now we can have it ship to the front door...... thank you all by on 10/08/2014
Great value

So happy I stumbled upon this site.... it has saved me a LOT of money. I highly recommend it! :) by on 08/05/2014
Has worked great for my dog

My dog Clarence is in heart failure...the Vet prescribed a combination of Vetmedin & Digoxin... In a matter of days, he started acting like himself again... The Vet thought that he had 3 months to one year left to live... It's already been 4 months and he's doing great... I hope this product will continue to extend the life of my 12 1/2 year Dalmatian! by on 06/17/2014
Great product

Any product that helps to keep my baby's heart working better has my vote! She's 14 and has heart disease and she's been on this medicaiton for almost 2 years. She's doing great!! It's expensive and I do wish there was a generic version THAT WORKED AS WELL!! Because I'll pay the price as long as my girl is with me... :-) I suggest doing whatever you can to get coupons or points on the site you order it from, It really helps with the high cost.This product helps my heart too.. because it would break if I lost my girl! by on 03/05/2014
Best to buy from PetCareRx

I was so impressed with the customer service and response here. First off, you save money, second they keep you in the loop and tell you constantly the status of the order.Next is the product itself. I started it on 11/2 (well my kid did) and it's now 1/8/14. I'd like to think it's helping him. Vetmedin has rave reviews and considering he wasn't feeling so hot before, it must totally be helping.Be sure to buy here. It's well worth it. by on 01/08/2014
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. by on 07/23/2013
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. by on 07/08/2013
It works!

My 16+year old CrackerJack was really responded positively to this drug. Labs came back this Wednesday and everything looks good. by on 06/28/2013
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). by on 10/27/2012
Great Bargin

Very convenient and much cheaper. Definitely recommended. by on 10/12/2012

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 by on 08/28/2012
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! by on 08/27/2012

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!! by on 07/11/2012
A miracle

My Italian Greyhound's heart is severely enlarged due to degenerative valve disease, causing him to cough from pressure on his windpipe. In the 3+ months since he has been prescribed this medication, x-ray films show that his heart is smaller due to pumping more efficiently. It has been nothing short of a miracle drug, giving him quality of life for longer than I imagined possible. by on 09/11/2011
Miracle drug

I have a 15y/o pom mix who has been on Vetmedin for 3 years; my vet prescribed it when she started showing signs of congestive heart failure, such as coughing, decreased energy level and appetite, wheezing when she got excited and renal insufficiency. She is still doing well, has had a couple of episodes where she had to have Lasix added for a short time; the vet says the Vetmedin has slowed the progression of her heart failure because it was started early in her disease. 1, it can be expensive, but if you've ever sat up all night with your dog struggling to breathe, you'll do anything to make them feel better. I am grateful for the very good years she has had while on this medicine, and sincerely hope for more. by on 04/24/2011
More Time

My Akita/Malamute mix has been on this miracle drug for 6 months. The left side of his heart is enlarging and will eventually take him, but there has been no enlargement in the past 6 months, he is breathing better and has so much energy that I can hardly keep up with him! He is also on Enalapril, Furosimide and Digoxin. I can't believe the change in him since we added Vetmedin. by on 03/12/2010
Miracle drug

Our beagle was diagnosed with congestive heart failure at the end of May 2009. He was put on a 10 pill a day regime. Five in the morning and 5 at night. We have been told he will only be with us for less than a year but now he is showing no signs of letting go. All he wants are his pills and his treats. He has to have his blood checked every 3 months to regulate it but the doctor says he is doing fine. Very fiesty for a beagle. Hoping to have a few more years with him. by on 01/27/2010
the miracle drug

A miracle drug! My griff now over 14 was put on vetmedin in Nov 2007 at the time he wasn't expected to live more than a few hours. what a change within a few hours he was breathing better and improved dramatically within a couple of weeks. He is holding his own with no coughing or struggling to breath. I have had two plus years more with him and may have many more days. Each day is a blessing. My shih tzu 13 has been put on it now and is doing much better with no coughing. I reccomend it highly even with the cost. It's worth it! by on 01/06/2010

My baby boykin spaniel started on enalapril and vetmedin with lasix 2x a week. She is wonderful now, but had us very scared, when we found out it was her heart. I still worry everytime she acts different though and wonder how long this will work for her. by on 05/20/2009
Product Review

My baby boykin spaniel started on enalapril and vetmedin with lasix 2x a week. She is wonderful now, but had us very scared, when we found out it was her heart. I still worry everytime she acts different though and wonder how long this will work for her. by on 05/20/2009
Fabulous Drug for Severe Heart Failure

Our terrrior mix is 16 and we added this to her furosemide/enalpril mix in June and she has done well for the past 4 months. Just now have started to notice her breathing is a bit labored, so I'm sure the vet will adjust her dosage.We are thrilled to have her active and enjoying our time left with her. by on 10/29/2008

THIS MEDICINE HAS SAVED OUR CHICHUA! Rambo was already on Lasix and Enalapril, when he had an attack one evening. We thought he was having a heart attack. His vet added the Vetmedin to his routine and has been great ever since. He has had a noticeable improvement in his breathing and coughing. Must take as prescribed. Expensive through the local vet though! order on line! by on 07/21/2008
Scruffy is like a puppy

My 13 year old cockapoo was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Disease over 15 months ago. He was coughing constantly and having difficulty breathing. He also has Addison's disease, which he has had since he was 6 years old. and being treated with monthly injections. Our vet said we could try some meds and see if that helped the CHF. In addition to Vetmedin, he is on Analapril, Enlophidine, Digoxin and Lasix. It sounds like a lot (and it does cost!) but he is like a little puppy now. People can't believe all the health issues he has! I truly see why they say a dog is a man's (in this case, woman's ) best friend! by on 06/07/2008
Great Results

in March of 2007 our 12 year old mix was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, the Vet gave him a prognosis of 6-12 months...15 months later the Vet is now more concerned with his terms of his breathing function I'd say he has only declined about 10% since diagnosis, and his quality of life is still pretty good. :-) by on 05/31/2008
Don't wait

We had an older dog, a Shih Tzu mix, who had a congestive heart failure only after 6 months we adopted him. We were told by our regular veterinarian that we should prepare ourselves for the 'end'. Upon recommendations, we took the dog to a vet. cardiologist, and along with other medicines (including Viagra), he lived 2 more years before he succumbed to the disease. About 3 years ago, this drug was not approved in USA, so we were ordering it online, from overseas. The drug increases the quality and longevity of the animal. We have another dog with the same disease, and he uses the same drug now. Dogs with mitral valve disease may live up to 2 years or more if they are taken care of, although it gets really expensive to take care of such a dog. by on 05/30/2008
More Time

My 9 y/o Dalmatian, Bandit, was diagnosed with degenerative mitral valve disease in 2007.He was put on CQ10, Taurine, Enalapril, Spironolactone, L-Carnitine and Salmon Oil Caps. Progression has been rapid. The Cardio Vet said I may only have a couple of weeks, maybe months with him as he was categorized severe at the end of Dec. 2007 from the leak being bigger. In Jan 2008, Vetmedin and Lasix was added to the routine by our regular Vet practice. It is now mid-May, and he is doing as well as can be expected. His energy levels are moderate compared to before. And his being on Vetmedin has given me ( and his sister) more quality time with him. I count myself lucky to have another day with him! by on 05/15/2008
A miracle!

Our 13 year old Brittany Spaniel, "Brittany" has had a heart murmur for several years and last fall she was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. We were certain we were going to lose her pretty quickly but our Vet worked with us adjusting medicine, adding medicines, etc. when he said we could try Vetmedin. He hadn't used it on any other dogs but was reading good things about it. I'd say it is close to a miracle how she responded to it. Her breathing and coughing have greatly improved and while she isn't out pheasant hunting like years ago, her quality of life is so much better. And most of all, it is giving us all more time to spend together. by on 05/02/2008
Don't wait to start it

A newer medicine for congestive heart failure(CHF). Our Cavlier Spaniel, age 7 with leaky valves couldn't even get up. After 2 days on it he can run around again. Studies show adding this drug early once CHF is diagnosed prolongs life. Our first vet said could start it if we want, but with his severe disease, it was no choice. Its used in combination with Enalapril and Lasix. by on 04/26/2008
A life saver

In only 6 days there was marked improvement in my dog's energy. His breathing was not as laborious as it had been at times like after walks and simple feats like climbing on his favorite chair. In combo with the famous heart cocktail furosemide and enalapril, the prognosis looks promising for now. Although quite expensive, this particular drug has to be considered if you choose to prolong life with quality. Hoping for many more months and years if he's willing to keep me company. by on 03/06/2008