What happens if my dog accidentally takes Vetmedin?

What happens if my dog accidentally takes Vetmedin?

As these are chewable tablets, pets may accidentally ingest large, toxic amounts. Poisoning can result in inappetance, lethargy, an elevated heart rate, collapse, low blood pressure, weakness, etc. Accidental ingestion should be treated immediately.

Can Vetmedin be given 11 hours apart?

How is Vetmedin given? Vetmedin is available as a chewable tablet or capsule. 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).

Can Vetmedin be given 10 hours apart?

VETMEDIN® (pimobendan) capsules should be given to your dog in their mouth (orally) twice a day, about 12 hours apart as directed by your veterinarian. VETMEDIN capsules should be given about 1 hour before feeding. If you have any questions about administration, please contact your veterinarian.

How long does it take for Vetmedin to get out of system?

The total body clearance of pimobendan was approximately 90 mL/min/kg, and the terminal elimination half-lives of pimobendan and the active metabolite were approximately 0.5 hours and 2 hours, respectively.

How much Vetmedin should a dog take?

Dosage and Administration: 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.

Does Vetmedin affect the liver?

Vetmedin capsules should not be used in cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies or clinical conditions where an augmentation of cardiac output is not possible for functional or anatomical reasons (e.g. aortic stenosis). It is not contraindicated in cases of liver failure.

Can Vetmedin killed my dog?

In some cases, pimobendan has been known to cause rapid heart rate, vomiting, diarrhea, nervousness, collapse, convulsions, and possibly death if not treated right away. In addition, if given to a dog without a heart condition, the effects can be life-threatening immediately.

Can you give Vetmedin an hour early?

Vetmedin must be given on an empty stomach, hence the hour before feeding (i would not feed even 2 hours before personally). This is to ensure the measured dose is broken down and metabolised in the correct time frame. If given with food, after food, or fed too early after taking, then the drug will not work properly.

What happens if you give Vetmedin with food?

How much Vetmedin is toxic?

The highest dose of Vetmedin we usually would give would be 0.3mg/kg, so a 2.5mg tablet would be a slight overdose. This should be well tolerated as long as the dog is healthy as this drug has a wide safety margin, but do watch for an abnormally fast heart rate or other abnormalities.

Can you overdose on Vetmedin?

EFFECT OF TOXICITY Pimobendan lowers blood pressure so an overdose exacerbates these effects and may lead to a significant drop in blood pressure.

Can you stop giving Vetmedin?

Bottom Line: Please do NOT just stop your dog’s medications and replace it in one dose. It might work better to taper off the Vetmedin to give the supplements time to absorb into your dog’s system.