Vetmedin contains medication called Pimobendan which is used to treat congestive heart failure. It improves contractility of the heart muscle and opening the blood vessels therefore reducing strain on the heart. Vetmedin reduces symptoms associated with heart failure such as cough, tiredness and shortness of breath.
Clinical studies have established that Vetmedin can help dogs with congestive heart failure to feel better and live longer. Vetmedin treated dogs showed a great improvement in key clinical signs such as exercise tolerance, demeaner and respiratory effort after 8 weeks.
Vetmedin is available in both tablets and capsules. Vetmedin capsules are available in 1.25mg, 2.5mg and 5mg. Vetmedin tablets are available in 1.25mg, 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg. The dosage range help to ensure accurate dosing.