Does anyone know if pimobendan reduces the heart size in small dogs?


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My vet told me this and when I looked on internet, I see studies involving Dobermans with dilated cardiomyopythy? Does this help small dogs with mitral valve problems?


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Vetmedin does not reduce enlarged hearts from heart failure. It reduces strain on the heart by relaxing blood vessels. It also strengthens heart contractions. It probably isn't appropriate in your case if the vet didn't recommend it.


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It was recommended by my vet. 1.25 mg 2x a day, plus Lasix, benazepril. She mentioned contractibility and reduction of size of heart