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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?
Do you not trust who's going to be watching him? Why don't you feel that they can give it?
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?
So no coughing? No increased respiratory effort? Just screening chest x-ray?
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.
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.