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Experience:  15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
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Is it ok to miss 2 days of vetmedin. No but we will be

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is it ok to miss 2 days of vetmedin
JA: Is the dog in any pain? Is it behaving differently?
Customer: no but we will be traveling and don't trust the person to administer
JA: Have there been any changes in the dog's appearance or diet?
Customer: no
JA: Is there anything else you think the vet should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 11 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** How long has your dog been treated for his / her heart? Is she on any other medications? Was this dog started on it due to coughing / respiratory issues?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
just started but we will be traveling and don't want anyone else to administer drugs
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 11 months ago.

Do you not trust who's going to be watching him? Why don't you feel that they can give it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
not my question~ can she go 2 days without meds?
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 11 months ago.

Can she go 2 days without it? Depends on the case. Was she started on the medication because she was having clinical signs of heart failure? Coughing? Breathing harder? Or was she started on the medications for some other reason - films of her chest showing an enlarged heart? Or she just has a heart murmur?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
beginning signs of enlarged heart
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 11 months ago.

So no coughing? No increased respiratory effort? Just screening chest x-ray?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 11 months ago.

Ok. More than likely it wouldn't be a big deal to miss 2 days of Vetmedin in that situation. Honestly, there are still questions about when to start Vetmedin for heart issues. There are a lot of vets that won't start it till they start to have respiratory issues.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
she went in because she has a vulva infection and the Vet noticed a slight murmur and took xrays and said heart enlarged so gave her antibiotic and started Vetmedin and furosomede
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 11 months ago.

Ok. Since she didn't have signs of heart disease besides the murmur, it most likely isn't going to be a big deal to miss those two days. She was started on the medication without clinical signs and again a lot of vets wait till there are clinical signs.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks~ I just feel better being the one that gives the meds
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 11 months ago.

No problem.