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Vetmedin is an oral medication, for dog use only, consisting of an inodilator drug called pimobendan. We carry the brand choice of this medication in 5mg!

Vetmedin is prescribed by veterinarians for the treatment of congestive heart failure caused by dilated cardiomyopathy or valvular insufficiency. Additionally, it may be used to delay the time of onset of congestive heart failure or sudden death in Doberman Pinscher dogs with clinically asymptomatic dilated cardiomyopathy.

Vetmedin (pimobendan) is effective at treating congestive heart failure in dogs because it is a positive inotrope which means it is capable of increases myocardial contractility. It also works by inhibiting the function of certain substances in the dogs body which allow a decreased resistance to blood flow through systemic arterioles, which helps reduce the workload of the failing heart.


Only use this medication the way your veterinarian has prescribed it.

This medication should be given to your dog by mouth twice a day, usually given one hour before feeding time and preferably in the morning and in the evening, about 12 hours apart.


This medication is for dog use only; do not use this medication for yourself. Keep Vetmedin out of reach of children and pets. Do not use this medication in cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, or other similar conditions. Do not stop your dog’s treatment without first consulting your veterinarian. This medication should be used cautiously in dogs that have an outflow tract obstruction (such as subaortic stenosis, pulmonic stenosis, systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve, or asymmetric septal hypertrophy).

Side Effects

Less serious side effects of Vetmedin may include:

Poor appetite; Lack of energy (lethargy) or weakness; Diarrhea; Labored breathing; Incoordination; or Fainting

More serious side effects of Vetmedin may include:

Accumulation of fluid in the lungs or abdomen; or Sudden death


What is Vetmedin?

This medication is to be used by dogs only. So what is Pimobendan exactly? It is an oral drug that is used to manage mild to severe congestive heart failure in dogs that is usually caused by atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy. While there are other heart medications for dogs, this one differs because it helps the heart pump more efficiently. This medication comes in the singular dose of 5mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.     


How long does Vetmedin take to work?

You should begin to see improvements within one week of your dog taking this medication. And you may get to see more notable signs of improvement in the coming weeks.


Where to buy Vetmedin for dogs?

While you may be able to purchase this medication from your veterinarian, you can also find an affordable option on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $238.00 for 100 pills.


What are the side effects of Vetmedin in dogs?

Normally dogs tolerate this medication very well. Although it is rare for dogs to receive any sort of side effects from Vetmedin, the ones that have been observed may experience such effects as vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy, and increase in mitral valve regurgitation, and a reduced appetite or a slight increase in heart rate.