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Vetmedin

Vetmedin is a prescription medication that is used to manage particular types of congestive heart failure in dogs that are at least 6 months of age. Specifically, this medication is used to manage congestive heart failure related to either dilated cardiomyopathy or atrioventricular valvular insufficiency. This formulation works by opening up blood vessels that transport blood away from the heart, which makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.

Taking Vetmedin is shown to improve both quality of life and longevity for pets when used appropriately. This medication can also be used concurrently with other therapies for congestive heart failure as directed by your veterinarian. Each dose is scored into either a 1.25 mg or 5 mg chewable tablet with a palatable beef flavor.

Key Features: Increases heartís ability to pump blood Helps manage congestive heart failure related to dilated cardiomyopathy or atrioventricular insufficiency Comes in palatable chewable tablets that are easy to administer

Uses for Vetmedin Manages congestive heart failure in dogs as it pertains to dilated cardiomyopathy or atrioventricular insufficiency Dilates blood vessels that take blood from the heart to reduce the work required to pump blood Dilates blood vessels that return blood to heart to reduce heart pressure

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Conditions Treated For dogs suffering from mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure as it pertains to dilated cardiomyopathy or atrioventricular insufficiency Indicated for use with concurrent therapy for congestive heart failure as appropriate Not for dogs suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, or other clinical conditions where augmenting cardiac output is not appropriate Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Vetmedin. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Vetmedin.

Dosing Vetmedin should be administered orally and typical dose is 0.23 mg per pound of body weight daily Calculated dosage should be provided to the nearest half tablet increment Follow the instructions given by your veterinarian Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Vetmedin. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Vetmedin.

Administration Administer as directed by your veterinarian Unless otherwise directed, total daily dosage should be administered as two portions approximately 12 hours apart If a dose is missed, give dose as soon as possible unless it is almost time for next regularly scheduled dose- then skip missed dose and give next dose as directed; do not give a double dose Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Vetmedin. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Vetmedin.

Side Effects If any of the following occur- stop administering Vetmedin and seek emergency medical attention:o An allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of lips, tongue or face; hives), scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, coma Discontinue administration and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences: Poor appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness, lack of coordination, fainting, cough Consult veterinarian if other side effects occur

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