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Beyond Blessed Allie, the best dog any one could ask for, was diagnosed with heart worms a year ago. My family was heartbroken watching her suffer and willing to spend whatever it took even if it only meant one more day. She was treated and we were told her lifetime may be very short the day we brought her home. I took her to another vet recently for more advice on her sickness and they put Allie on Vetmedin. That day changed not only Allie's life, but mine too! It was so sad to watch her become out of breath with little activity and seem as though it was all she could to get her next breath. I gave Allie her first does when we came home from the vet and by that night she was a total different dog!! She was able to rest without panting and had the personality of a 6-month puppy. She now absolutely loves to ride, go outside, visit the pet store and more! I thank Vetmedin everyday that I go to sleep and wake up with Allie at the foot of my bed. I couldn't imagine life without her and Vetmedin has given me the opportunity to continue to care for my companion. THANK YOU VETMEDIN FOR CHANGING ALLIE'S LIFE!! 04/06/2011
Vetmedin tablets These tablets have proven to be a god send for our Gypsy. She now acts and plays like a 6 year old dog, her breathing is a lot better, she doesn't get as puffed out while playing and she now can do her favourite thing and play with her ball. The kids are amazed at how much younger she acts, Yes I would say she is definitely one of the kids again. Ha Ha Try them and see the difference. Thank you for all the help given to us. 03/16/2011
Vetmedin Vetmedin: In my opinion, there has not been such a beneficial drug released approved for small animals for a major health threatening problem than vetmedin. For years veterinarians and veterinary cardiologists have for the most part had to rely on a few very narrow type drugs. One group called diuretics include drugs like furosemide(lasix) and spironolactone, while the other group called ACE inhibiters(including enalopril and benazopril) have indeed helped many pets with diseases of the heart valves and heart muscle. However in those severe cases of advanced heart disease, these drugs were often only partially effective, and many pets unfortunately needed to be euthanized. Using older drugs like digoxin to help the failing heart often led to severe and health threatening side effects making our therapeutic options limited in these pets. That was until this drug was approved a few years ago. Not only have I found it so valuable in helping cases of advanced congestive heart failure, but in my practice I will often start pets with moderate mitral valve disease and early symptoms on this wonderful medication. By acting both to dilate blood vessels in front of and behind the heart, as well as effectively increase the force of contraction of the heart, vetmedin works wonderfully often in combination with diuretics and/or the ACE inhibiter drugs mentioned above. I have definitely seen dogs live often years more than they used to before this drug came out. The only occasional side effect I have seen is mild digestive upset and on occasion decline in kidney function, most commonly when used in combination with the diuretics and ACE inhibiters. However with periodic blood monitoring both before starting therapy and every few months, these side effects can be minimized. I give this product an overall rating of a 5 with ease of use/taste a 4. 08/04/2009
In early January, our vet gave 12 year old Snoopy 6 days to three months to live due to congestive heart failure. After 4 months he is still with us. The vet said Vetmedin was the only thing keeping him alive. 03/18/2015
Saved his life! Vetmedin saved my dog's life! He was in stage 3 CHF, coughing all the time, fatigued so easily that he couldn't even go for a walk anymore. We started Vetmedin and it was like we got our puppy back! So energetic and no more coughing! 03/14/2015
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The guidelines for dosage are .23 per lb of body weight. My Pom weighs 12 lbs and was prescribed a dosage of 5mg once a day. If my calculations are correct, she should be getting a dose of 2.76mg every 12 hours. After reading all of this new information I'm worried that this dosage is incorrect and might have harmed her. Is that normal?
Do you ship Vetmedin to El Salvador? If not, can I send a prescription from El Salvador, but send it to a US address? like a relative that will come to El Salvador soon?
Answer:We can ship this product to Venezuela as long as a valid prescription is provided.
Answer:The 1.25mg tablets are about the size of a tylenol caplet and the 5mg tablets are about the size of a almond.
My vet has my 15 year old min pin on 5mg Vetmedin a day 1/2 in the morn 1/2 in the eve but since taking this medication he has changed, he dosent play any more & acts real lethargic, I worry it is too much for his system..the vet does not seem concerned..
Also I purchased a well recommended herbal supplement called Young at heart by Pet Wellbeing online but vet says no to it....I thought it might be better than the vetmedin or at least wouldnt hurt!
Answer:dosage is 0.23mg per (1) pound, so just multiply 0.23 times his weight.
0.23 x (wght) = (# of mg per day)
keep in mind scales usually give different readings even in same doctors offices....
id try stick w/one scale & get average weight.
Answer:This medication is dosed based on the pet's weight, the dose prescribed is for a pet weighing about 20 pounds. I would be careful of giving herbal supplements to a dog who has a heart condition, many of these supplements can have a negative effect on the heart or may interact with some medication.
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