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Vetmedin (Pimobendan)

Vetmedin (Pimobendan) Chewable Tablets for Dogs

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Vetmedin is used to manage certain types of congestive heart failure. It differs from other commonly used heart drugs because it helps the heart pump more efficiently.

Key Benefits

  • Helps dogs suffering from congestive heart disease
  • Shown to increase quality and length of life in dogs
  • Increases the ability of the heart to pump blood
  • Comes in delicious beef-flavored chewable tablets

How It Works

Vetmedin opens up the blood vessels that take blood away from the heart, effectively reducing work the heart does to pump blood. At the same time, Vetmedin opens up the blood vessels returning blood to the heart, reducing pressure on the heart.


The safety of Vetmedin has not been established in dogs with asymptomatic heart disease or in heart failure caused by etiologies other than AVVI or DCM. The safe use of Vetmedin has not been evaluated in dogs younger than 6 months of age, dogs with congenital heart defects, dogs with diabetes mellitus or other serious metabolic diseases, dogs used for breeding, or pregnant or lactating bitches.

NDC 0010-4480-01 (1.25 mg / 50 tablets)

NDC 0010-4482-01 (5 mg / 50 tablets)

NDC 0010-4481-01 (2.5 mg / 50 tablets)

NDC 0010-4479-01 (10 mg / 50 tablets)

Prescription Required


Active Ingredient: Pimobendan


Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you.

Dosage & Administration

Unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian, the total daily dose should be divided into 2 portions to be given 12 hours apart. The portion to be given should be to the nearest 1/2 tablet increment.

Quick Tips

  • Vetmedin is a prescription medication used in dogs to increase the ability of the heart to pump blood.
  • Vetmedin is used for the management of mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy.

Dosage Table

Pet Dosage
Dogs over 6 months 0.23 mg / pound of body weight then divided into 2 portions to be given 12 hours apart. The portion to be given should be to the nearest ½ tablet increment

Storage Directions

Store at 20° - 25°C (68° - 77°F), excursions permitted between 15° and 30°C (between 59° and 86°F). Keep away from moisture and light.


What happens if I miss giving a dose? Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my dog? Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Vetmedin overdose that may occur include; loss of appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness, incoordination, fainting, accumulation of fluid in the lungs or abdomen, and cough.

What should I avoid while giving Vetmedin? Vetmedin is not for use in humans. Do not give this medication if your dog is allergic to it. Do not give to animals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, or any other condition where an increase in cardiac output is not recommended. Do not give this medication to dogs less than 6 months of age. Do not give this medication to pregnant or lactating animals.

What other medications will affect Vetmedin? Tell your veterinarian if your dog is also being given verapamil (Isoptin, Calan, Verelan), propranolol (Inderal), theophylline (Theo-Dur), and pentoxiphylline (Trental). Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines, including vitamins and minerals.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Vetmedin to my dog? Tell your veterinarian if your dog has any congenital heart defects, diabetes, or other serious metabolic disease. Tell your veterinarian if your dog is pregnant or lactating.


If serious side effects or allergic reactions occur, stop giving Vetmedin and seek emergency veterinary medical attention.

Possible Side Effects

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Vetmedin and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, coma.

Continue giving Vetmedin and contact your veterinarian if your dog develops; poor appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness, incoordination, fainting, accumulation of fluid in the lungs or abdomen, and cough. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your dog.


Review Summary
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98% Recommend this product (56 of 57 responses)
By Kashi's m.
December 22, 2019
Arrived in a timely manner and was a decent price.
New Hampshire
Wonder drug
December 13, 2019
Has made such a difference in our dogs health and vitality. A Cavalier King Charles spaniel.
By Margaret W.
Great Price, quick delivery
December 12, 2019
My dog has been on this medication for two years, so I'm always looking for the best price. They had the best offer and delivered the medication quickly. Ordering was easy. Will use again.
By Judy
Keeping Teddy alive
November 17, 2019
Great product...keeping those dogs with heart issues alive and well.
By Danielle
Louisville, OH
Saved my dog's life
October 21, 2019
Wonderful heart medication that improves the quality of your dog's life. High cost but worth it.
ProsPills easy to half for smaller dogs Works wonders GREAT PRICING vs other online stores / vets
ConsTablets are rather large High Demand occasionally can go out of stock No alternative medications
By Bob
October 12, 2019
My vet says it has already helped my dogs heart murmur.
By Theresa
Waterford, Michigan
keeping my dog alive
September 3, 2019
Vetmedin is keeping my dog alive. She has a heart issue and as soon as she started taking Vetmedin, she improved.
By Kenneth
NY - New York
July 25, 2019
this product is helping my dog enormously. It lessens the strain on her 12 year old heart.
By dj
Lake St Louis, MO
July 25, 2019
I am very blessed this product is available for my baby gurl; Entirely Pets is always good about keeping me posted on this product & all my orders - whether is has been shipped, delivered or on back order & their promptness in responding to my wuestikns- very professional.

I know this is for a product review - which is amazing as it has shrunk my little gurl's enlarged heart - which is a very good thing - however, I did also want to sing praises to this company - Thank You!!!
By Donna
You guys are great.....
May 20, 2019
My doberman was diagnosed with CHF on May 16th. I ordered this "much needed" product on May 17th and received it on Monday, May 20th. Thank you for getting this to me so quick. You may have just saved my dog's life.
By Cheryl S.
Great Value
March 31, 2019
Great pricing to begin with and then with the discount for auto delivery, really made this medication more affordable.
By yelitza e.
Good service
March 29, 2019
Very satisfied with the service of providing medication for my pet dog.
By Rafael A.
Cheaper than in PetSmart
March 29, 2019
Dr. recommended and Gigi is a little better
By Kathy
First time ordering from Entirely Pets
March 29, 2019
Great place to order from! Shipped medicine fast.
ProsMy 14 year old dog has been on this medicine now for over a year. It seems to be helping him and he has never had an issue with it.
By Kristina
Heart meds
March 28, 2019
There was a nationwide shortage for this drug so it was in back order a few months. Entirely Pets kept in touch with me and let me know when it was going to be available. I appreciated them replying so quickly to my emails! I also appreciated that they could offer a lower price than my vet had been offering and was glad when it became available so my doggy didn';t have to go without this important medication to keep his heart beating properly. My pup is 13 years old and still acts like a puppy so this medication is extending his life by keeping him from going into congestive heart failure. His arrhythmia is at the worst of the worst stage so the meds are working nicely. Worth every penny to us! Thanks!!
By Barbara
New York
Hard to get item
March 27, 2019
This product was very hard to get on all sites. Got off to a rough start with this site but in the end they performed wonderfully. I certainly will use them again. They were courteous even when I wasn't, provided the best information they had and did deliver the product once it was available.
By Vicki H.
They had it in stock
March 24, 2019
This site was easy to use and they said they had it in stock and they did. I appreciated that
By Gunner
March 17, 2019
Excellent service, but do not like that post office leaves item on door step.
By Ram
Palm Desert, CA
Fast Service
March 4, 2019
This was a very easy transaction...... very fast and the price was fair.
By Grace D.
February 28, 2019
good price
By Barbara
Pensacola FL
Vetmedin chewables 5mg
February 25, 2019
Received order in a timely manner. Price was a lot cheaper than what my vet charges. Customer service was great. I highly recommend using them for your pet prescription needs.
ProsPrice, speed of delivery, customer service
By Ria
Houston, TX
Despite the delay it was worth the wait.
February 17, 2019
Great communication and despite the delay the meds were priced great and arrived quickly once shipped. Thanks.
Phila. PA
Heart failure medication
February 15, 2019
Use this medication for our Havanese as she was born with an enlarged heart.
ProsChewable so she takes it easily or can be mixed with her food
ConsSometime this medication is not easily available
By Joe
Owings, Maryland
Great Service
February 14, 2019
I needed the Vetmedin for my cat, but I was unable to locate it locally. EntirelyPets made the process so easy. The staff contacted my vet's office to procure the needed prescription and mail the medication to me. The process was easy and the service was fast.
By Lori
poplar grove,il
January 3, 2019
Great product
By Terri
Simi Valley, CA
Great Service
October 17, 2018
When it was first determined that my 6 1/2 year old Australian Cattle dog needed this medication, I of course purchased it immediately. The first order was not that bad (under $100), but on the second order the vet hospital was charging almost 3 times more!!! Being on a fixed income, I was anxious to find something lower. I really hadn't thought about purchasing any RX online. My vet's nurses suggested it and I am so glad she did. I have been purchasing it now for 4 years and could not be happier! The pharmacy staff is so friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help at all times. particularly when I didn't leave enough time to ship!!! Thank all of you.
ProsHave seen a definite improvement in my dog.
ConsNo cons.
By Cindi
Northern California
Nice people, Quick Service!
August 28, 2018
Seamless Rx transfer from my local veterinarian to your website, Will use again definitely, Thank you!
By Kayoko
Hampton, VA
Ordered medications
August 22, 2018
Fast and smooth transaction. Received without any problems. Very good customer service.
Merchant Response:Thank you for the kind words Kayoko. Wishing you and your pet the best.
ProsFast and smooth transaction. Received without any problems. Very good customer service.
By Bluff H.
Long Beach, CA
Excellent Medication
August 9, 2018
This medication has been a great treatment for our dog's enlarged heart. Since he has been on this medication, he has more energy and has almost stopped his coughing/gagging from the enlarged heart. So far, his condition has not changed....

Merchant Response:Hi Bluff, thank you for your feedback and it's great to hear the Vetmedin works so well for your dog!
By Monica
St.Louis, Mo
Wonderful Product!
July 19, 2018
I just found out my mind year old mini Schneider has congestive heart failure so his Doctor put him on this with a couple other meds. I can really see a difference! This pill is chewable and my dog takes them with no problem. It was really expensive through the vet pharmacy so I googled online and found Entirely pets Pharmacy with great reviews for half the price! It wasn't hard at all to order online! I will continue to use them.
Merchant Response:Hello Monica, thank you for your comment and we are happy to hear the Vetmedin is working well for your dog!