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Vetmedin Chewable Tablets

For the treatment of congestive heart failure

Species: Dog
Prescription required
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Categories: Heart problems

Vetmedin Chewable Tablets

For the treatment of congestive heart failure

Species: Dog
Prescription required
Strength:
FREE shipping over $49
Ships Free!
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Product description

Vetmedin is a medication that has been prescribed by your vet to treat your dog’s heart disease.

Vetmedin treats dogs with congestive heart failure (CHF) caused by two types of heart disease

  • Mitral valve disease (MVD)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)

Vetmedin tablets are also used to treat dogs with asymptomatic MVD; when given to dogs with an enlarged heart, Vetmedin delays the onset of heart failure and increases overall survival time.

Vetmedin tablets are also used to treat Dobermans with asymptomatic DCM; delaying the onset of heart failure and extending overall survival.

Vetmedin is a treatment for dogs with heart disease due to both MVD and DCM. It acts in two ways:

  • To open up the blood vessels carrying blood to and from the heart, which reduces the work your dog’s heart has to do to pump blood around their body.
  • To increase the strength and efficiency of your dog’s heartbeat, improving the pumping action.

Vetmedin can relieve the symptoms of heart failure and help your dog have a more comfortable life. When used in asymptomatic MVD or DCM, it can extend the symptom free time, before the onset of heart failure and extend overall survival.

Active ingredients

Each Vetmedin tablet contains:

Name Pimobendan (mg)
Vetmedin Chewable Tablets 1.25 mg 1.25
Vetmedin Chewable Tablets 2.5 mg 2.5
Vetmedin Chewable Tablets 5 mg 5
Vetmedin Chewable Tablets 10 mg 10

Indications for use

Vetmedin (pimobendan) is indicated for the management of the signs of mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure in dogs due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency (AVVI) or dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).

Administration and dosage

Vetmedin (pimobendan) Chewable Tablets should be administered orally at a total daily dose of 0.23 mg/lb (0.5 mg/kg) body weight, using a suitable combination of whole or half tablets. The total daily dose should be divided into 2 portions that are not necessarily equal, and the portions should be administered approximately 12 hours apart (i.e., morning and evening). The tablets are scored and the calculated dosage should be provided to the nearest half tablet increment.

Storage Instructions

Store at 20 to 25 C (68 to 77 F), excursions permitted between 15 and 30 C (between 59 and 86 F).