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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My dog is on benazepril disease. The vet. prescribed

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My dog is on benazepril for Kidney disease. The vet. prescribed it for her last week while I was out of town and she was in the car of my parents. When I picked her up on Friday, I misunderstood my parents and thought she was to get 1/4 tablet twice per day NOT once/ per day. She has now had a double dose Friday, Saturday, and Today. She is acting fine, however, I am wondering if there are any side effects I should watch out for
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Please don't be alarmed. Benazepril can be dosed once or twice daily. We initially prescribe it as a once daily drug but can go to twice daily dosing if either hypertension and/or proteinuria (loss of protein through the urine) exists. It's unlikely that you'll see any adverse effects at all but I do recommend rechecking kidney values (BUN, creatinine) whenever a dose adustment upward has been made. It's best to check those values 2 days after the last double dose day. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
okay, thank you very much. I am just a concerned overprotective "mommy"
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Better overprotective than too cavalier! She's lucky to have you! You may receive an inappropriate follow up sent by the site ostensibly sent by me. It wasn't and I apologize in advance should you receive it.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin