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|05-22-2017, 12:37 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Marietta ga
Congestive Heart Failure Treatments
My lil Frisco just came back from the dr. Does anyone know anything about the medication Vetmedin (pimobendan)? It's supposed to manage congestive heart failure. He has an enlarged valve on the left side. The side effects and itself seems to be too much in itself. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.
|05-23-2017, 02:37 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Many yorkies here have CHF and do amazingly well! Mine is on Enalapril 2.5mg.
If your kiddo needs a med for CHF, I would suggest you find one you're comfortable with asap. Remember that there are side effects for every single med out there - but many of them are rare. You have to balance the risk...when it comes to CHF, starting a med is worth the risk .
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|05-25-2017, 06:06 PM||#3|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Hibbing Minnesota
Many years ago I had a yorkie with congestive heart failure. I can not remember the medicine but the good news he did very well. I hope all goes well with your little petkid. Susan
|05-25-2017, 07:09 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Island of Malta
My Lucy is on Vetmedin, she started off with one tablet but had to go onto two a day. She also takes Prilium (imidapril) and Furozenol(diuretic). She was diagnosed around a year ago and is doing fine. She plays a lot during the day and her appetite is great. I take her for regular vet visits to check up on her. I don't like giving her meds but I'm not sure what else to do. She sleeps all night without coughing. Lucy is a rescue I'm not sure how old she is but the vet reckons she must be around 9 or 10. I'm sure one dog varies from another and requires different treatment sometimes, what one med may be good for one dog may not be good for another. I also have an old cat with heart failure, she's on Fortekor.