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Vetmedin (Pimobendan) 5mg Flavoured CHEWABLE TABLET (Per CHEW) Prescription Required

Prescription Upload Attached ? Upload a digital copy of your prescription from your vet. You will still need to post a hard copy to:
PO BOX 11216
Palm Beach 3151
Prescription On File ? To be used when we already have your original prescription or has been emailed to us from your vet and you would like a repeat. Prescription sent to email ? Select if you have personally emailed us a digital copy of your prescription. You will still need to post a hard copy to:
PO BOX 11216
Palm Beach 3151
Prescription emailed directly from Vet Practice ? If your vet practice has emailed your prescription to, there's no need to send us a hard copy.

Active Ingredients: Each chew contains 5mg pimobendan

Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim

Prescription Medicine:

This is a prescription medicine, it is only available only under an approved veterinary authorisation. Please ensure that you have read the "Order Prescription Medication" page before ordering this item.

All prescription medicines on the Your Pet PA website are purchased through veterinary wholesalers the same as those used by your Vet. All our products are ACVM or NZULM listed and identical to those used by your Veterinary Surgeon. Please call or email us if you have any queries about any of the products on our site.

* Prescription Animal Remedy (PAR) Class 1. For use under the authority or prescription of a veterinarian. Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997.

ACVM #A009701



Commonly asked questions about Vetmedin:

What is Vetmedin ?
Vetmedin is different than many congestive heart failure medications because it works in two ways to reduce stress on the heart muscle and improve its ability to pump blood.
Prescription Vetmedin dilates the blood vessels that move blood away from the heart and it also strengthens contractions in the heart muscle. The active ingredient in Vetmedin is Pimobendan. Many dogs that are suffering from congestive heart failure and take Vetmedin experience improved quality of life and greater longevity.

Why do dogs use Vetmedin?
Veterinarians prescribe Vetmedin for dogs with congestive heart failure. The drug in Vetmedin, Pimobendan, is effective for many dogs because is helps the heart work more efficiently, which eases the workload on the heart muscle and may help the dog live longer and have a better quality of life. Vetmedin may be prescribed for bad heart valves, such as myxomatous mitral disease, or weak heart muscle, also known as dilated cardiomyopathy.

What else should I know about Vetmedin?
Treats mild or moderate congestive heart failure in dogs. Helps the heart pump blood more efficiently. May lengthen life span.

What problems could my dog have with Vetmedin?
The most common side effects are poor appetite and diarrhoea. Contact your veterinarian if you see any new or worsening symptoms while giving Vetmedin.

How do you use Vetmedin?
Vetmedin works best when given on an empty stomach. Follow your veterinarian's directions. Do not stop giving Vetmedin without talking to your veterinarian.

What is in Vetmedin?
The drug in Vetmedin is Pimobendan. Pimobendan is an inodilator that improves the heart's action by making the heart muscle pump harder while relaxing blood vessels to allow the blood to flow more easily.

Prescription Medications

Your PetPA facilitates the supply of restricted veterinary medicines (veterinary prescriptions) and is approved to do so by the Ministry of Primary Industries. When purchasing prescription medication through Your PetPA you know that:

  • All prescription medication supplied is sourced from New Zealand veterinary wholesalers.
  • All prescription medication available is registered with the New Zealand Government under the ACVM Act 1997 (Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines).

All prescription medication listed on the Your PetPA website is available for supply on acceptance of your order by our team and on receipt of the original prescription.