Vetmedin

How Much Does Vetmedin Cost?

$46.79 for the Vetmedin Vetmedin Chewable Tablets for Dogs.

The cheapest price for any Vetmedin product is $46.79 for Vetmedin Vetmedin Chewable Tablets for Dogs at 1-800-Pet-Meds. The highest price found is $46.79. Pricing was updated at 11:07 am Saturday, May 30th.

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Vetmedin

Vetmedin, also known by the generic name pemobendan, is a prescribed medication for dogs that helps their heart pump blood more efficiently. It managed heart failure in dogs, from mild to severe. This medication is different than most heart disease medications because it doesn’t just treat the issue, it also assists the heart and allows it to pump blood more smoothly and efficiently without issues. Pet owners who have used this with their dogs have noticed an increase in their pet’s length and quality of life.

How does it work?

The medication works by decreasing the amount of energy the heart has to expend in order to keep the blood pumping. It does this by opening up the blood vessels on both sides, the ones taking away from the heart and returning to the heart.

How to Use

Vetmedin is intended for use with dogs only! Do not use this product on your cat, horse, or any other animal that is not a dog. This product is safe to give to dogs who are at least six months of age. Be sure to store the prescription at room temperature in a space that is free of moisture and light. It is used for dogs who are experiencing congestive heart failure, usually caused by either the condition atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy.

Instructions

You want to split the dose for your dog in half. Usually the dose is 0.23 mg per pound, so be sure to measure your dog’s weight before giving them any medicine. After you weigh your dog, multiply that by 0.23 and that’s how many mg of medicine per day they should be receiving while the issue persists, half early in the day and the rest at night. They should take the dose every 12 hours. Remember that your veterinarian may recommend a different dose so talk to them first.

Side Effects

There are possibilities of side effects while your dog is taking this medication. If they start showing signs of side effects, discontinue use and act accordingly. Take them to emergency care if they start having difficulty breathing and any swelling or hives as this is a sign of an allergic reaction. Also take them to the emergency veterinarian if they start scratching, have sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, or coma. Side effects that don’t require an emergency trip but instead a call to your veterinarian are: poor appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness, incoordination, fainting, accumulation of fluid in the lungs or abdomen, and cough.

Cautions

If your dog is on any of these medications, do not add Vetmedin to the mix: Isoptin, Calan, Verelan, Inderal, Theo-Dur, and Trental. If your dog is on any of these, make sure to tell your veterinarian. This medication is also not for use in dogs under six months of age or dogs who are pregnant or lactating (recently gave birth).