What is Vetmedin (Pimobendan) used for?
Vetmedin (Pimobendan) is an oral medication prescribed to manage heart failure in dogs. It operates by increasing the binding efficiency of heart muscles to strengthen their action without elevating oxygen and energy consumption. It also acts as a vasodilator to increase blood circulation. Your veterinarian may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Vetmedin (Pimobendan)?
Strictly follow your veterinarian's instructions while using Vetmedin (Pimobendan) to ensure the safest and most effective results for your pet. One tablet is usually administered once or twice each day, but the correct dosage will depend on your dog's weight, its current health condition, and the severity of its symptoms. The tablets are chewable and can be administered orally. If your dog has trouble taking the doses you may hide them in a snack or food. Always ask your veterinarian any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Vetmedin (Pimobendan)?
Side effects that may occur in some dogs using Vetmedin (Pimobendan) include:
Inform your veterinarian as soon as you witness any unusual symptoms occurring in your dog to make sure the correct adjustments are made to its regimen to prevent further complications from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian while using Vetmedin (Pimobendan). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the animal and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain dogs, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your cat has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.