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Vetmedin (Pimobendan) is a chewable tablet that treats congestive heart failure in dogs. It is shown to drastically improve clinical signs and extend the life expectancy.

What is Vetmedin?

Vetmedin is a chewable tablet prescribed for the treatment of congestive heart failure in dogs. It has been shown to significantly improve the clinical signs in and extend the life expectancy of dogs with canine heart disease.

Who is Vetmedin for?

For dogs 6 months of age and older who have been diagnosed with canine heart disease.

Why use Vetmedin?

Vetmedin reduces stress on the heart muscle and increases the heart's ability to pump blood. It is the first in an innovative new class of canine heart treatments called Inodilators. It has been proven to extend the life expectancy of dogs diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

How does Vetmedin work?

  • Opens blood vessels that carry blood to and from the heart
  • Decreases pressure on the heart
  • Reduces strain on the heart caused by pumping blood around the dog's body
  • Helps the heart beat stronger
  • Allows the heart to pump blood more efficiently and beat stronger


Boehringer Ingelheim

Active ingredient(s):


How is Vetmedin sold?

Sold in bottles of 50 or two pack of 100 tablets. Tablets come in 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg strengths

What are the side effects of Vetmedin?

The following side effects have been reported, but often resolve themselves with continued dosage:
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Anorexia

What special precautions are there?

  • Shouldn't be given to pets suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), aortic stenosis (AS), or other conditions where cardiac output increases are advised against by your veterinarian.
  • Should not be given to dogs under 6 months old.
  • Should not be given to pregnant or lactating animals.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Vetmedin?

Store at room temperature between 59-86°F (15-30°C).

Helpful Tips:

If your dog refuses to take medication, try hiding a Vetmedin tablet in a tasty treat or pill pocket.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.


Use as directed by your veterinarian. 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.

Main Ingredients

Vetmedin is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim and contains the active ingredient pimobendan.

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