Is Pimobendan The Same As Vetmedin?

Pimobendan (INN, or pimobendane; tradenames Vetmedin, Acardi) is a veterinary medication.

Pimobendan is used in the management of heart failure in dogs, most commonly caused by myxomatous mitral valve disease (also previously known as endocardiosis), or dilated cardiomyopathy.

What is generic for Vetmedin?

Yes, pimobendan is the generic name for Vetmedin.

How much Vetmedin should my dog take?

Vetmedin should be administered orally at a total daily dose of 0.23 mg/lb (0.5 mg/kg) body weight, using a suitable combination of whole or half tablets. The total daily dose should be

Who makes Vetmedin?

VETMEDIN was developed by scientists at Boehringer Ingelheim and has been at the center of some of the largest veterinary cardiology trials ever conducted. It was first marketed in Europe in 1999 and received U.S. FDA approval on April 30, 2007.

Should I give my dog Vetmedin?

It should be given to your dog by mouth twice a day, approximately one hour before food, ideally in the morning and evening (roughly 12 hours apart). Use the dose that your vet prescribes.

Does Walmart sell Vetmedin?

Vetmedin chewable tablets should be given to your dog on an empty stomach, twice a day – ideally in the morning and at night (about 12 hours apart). If necessary, Vetmedin can be hidden in a tasty treat. The medicine works well for my dog, and Walmart prices beat all others!

Does Walmart fill pet prescriptions?

Walmart is launching an online pet pharmacy. You can now go on the website and order your pet medication and Walmart will have it filled by one of their vet partnerships. They are now accepting 300 brands for dogs, cats, horses and livestock. Please have your Vet contact us with your valid prescription.

How much Pimobendan should I give my dog?

Pimobendan treatment is initiated in symptomatic dogs with congestive heart failure that may benefit from positive inotropic action. The total dose is 0.5 mg/kg daily, which is divided into two doses (not necessarily equal) given 12 hours apart. The Vetmedin chewable tablet sizes are 1.25, 2.5, and 5 mg.

What does Pimobendan do for dogs?

Pimobendan is a positive inotropic drug that is used to manage mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure in dogs and cats. The drug is also used by veterinarians to help delay the onset of congestive heart failure in pets diagnosed with mitral valve disease and cardiomegaly.

Do dogs suffer when they have congestive heart failure?

There are many causes of congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs. CHF can be brought on by high blood pressure, congenital heart defects, heartworm disease, or a variety of other disorders. A dog with congestive heart failure may cough, have trouble breathing, experience fatigue, loss of appetite, or might die suddenly.