Vetmedin

Vetmedin (pimobendan) is a medication for dogs with heart disease, often prescribed for congestive heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy, or mitral valve disease. As an indicator, it strengthens heart contractions and relaxes blood vessels, reducing the heart's workload and improving blood flow. Vetmedin can help alleviate symptoms, improve the dog's quality of life, and potentially extend survival time.

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What Conditions Does Vetmedin Treat?

Vetmedin is primarily prescribed for dogs with heart disease, including congestive heart failure (CHF), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), and mitral valve disease.

How Does Vetmedin Work?

Vetmedin is an inodilator, which means it works by dilating the blood vessels, helping the heart pump better and improving overall circulation.

Is Vetmedin for Dogs Safe?

Vetmedin is generally considered safe when prescribed by a veterinarian and is well tolerated in pets when used according to instructions in the product data-sheet. However, as with any prescription medication, there can be some potential side effects. The side effects, however, are typically mild and transient or are dose-dependent, so a change in your pet’s dosage may be necessary to fix them. Always consult with your vet about potential risks and side effects.

The possible side effects when you notice with Vetmedin include: 

  • - Rise in heart rate
  • - Diarrhoea 
  • - Lethargy
  • - Loss of appetite 

 

What should I do if my pet experiences side effects from Vetmedin?

If your pet experiences any side effects from Vetmedin, contact your veterinarian immediately. They will advise you on how to proceed and may adjust the dosage or recommend alternative treatment options if necessary.

How is Vetmedin administered?

Vetmedin is administered orally in tablet form, with dosages determined by your veterinarian based on your dog's weight and the severity of the condition. Vetmedin is available in 1.25mg, 5mg and 10mg, either as a chewable tablet or capsule

How long does it take for Vetmedin to work?

The time it takes for Vetmedin to show noticeable improvements in your pet's condition can vary. Some dogs may experience relief from symptoms within a few days, while others may take several weeks. Always consult with your veterinarian regarding treatment expectations.

Can Vetmedin be used with other medications?

Vetmedin is often prescribed alongside other medications to manage heart disease. However, it's essential to discuss your pet's full medical history and any other medications with your veterinarian to avoid potential drug interactions.

Can I get Vetmedin without a vet prescription in the UK?

No, Vetmedin is a prescription-only medication in the UK and can only be obtained with a prescription from a registered veterinarian. For your pet's safety, always be wary of any organisation offering to sell Vetmedin or any other prescription-only veterinary medicines without a prescription.

Please note, while we have an onsite vet to oversee the sales of prescription medicines, we do not offer veterinary consultations or advice.

What conditions does Vetmedin treat?

Vetmedin is primarily prescribed for dogs with heart disease, including congestive heart failure (CHF), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), and mitral valve disease.

 

How does Vetmedin work?

Vetmedin is an inodilator, which means it works by dilating the blood vessels, helping the heart pump better and improving overall circulation.

 

Is Vetmedin for dogs safe?

Vetmedin is generally considered safe when prescribed by a veterinarian and is well tolerated in pets when used according to instructions in the product data-sheet. However, as with any prescription medication, there can be some potential side effects. The side effects, however, are typically mild and transient or are dose-dependent, so a change in your pet’s dosage may be necessary to fix them. Always consult with your vet about potential risks and side effects.

 

The possible side effects when you notice with Vetmedin include: 

  • - Rise in heart rate
  • - Diarrhoea 
  • - Lethargy
  • - Loss of appetite 

 

What should I do if my pet experiences side effects from Vetmedin?

If your pet experiences any side effects from Vetmedin, contact your veterinarian immediately. They will advise you on how to proceed and may adjust the dosage or recommend alternative treatment options if necessary.

 

How is Vetmedin administered?

Vetmedin is administered orally in tablet form, with dosages determined by your veterinarian based on your dog's weight and the severity of the condition. Vetmedin is available in 1.25mg, 5mg and 10mg, either as a chewable tablet or capsule. 

 

How long does it take for Vetmedin to work?

The time it takes for Vetmedin to show noticeable improvements in your pet's condition can vary. Some dogs may experience relief from symptoms within a few days, while others may take several weeks. Always consult with your veterinarian regarding treatment expectations.

 

Can Vetmedin be used with other medications?

Vetmedin is often prescribed alongside other medications to manage heart disease. However, it's essential to discuss your pet's full medical history and any other medications with your veterinarian to avoid potential drug interactions.

 

Can I get Vetmedin without a vet prescription in the UK?

No, Vetmedin is a prescription-only medication in the UK and can only be obtained with a prescription from a registered veterinarian.

 

For your pet's safety, always be wary of any organisation offering to sell Vetmedin or any other prescription-only veterinary medicines without a prescription.

 

Please note, while we have an onsite vet to oversee the sales of prescription medicines, we do not offer veterinary consultations or advice.