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My dog is on vetmedin for a year. I ran out and his vet is closed till Monday. can he go for 2 days without this med.

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He was diagnosed with congenital heart disease 16 months ago.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your dog seem to hurt?

There is no pain. vetmedin is a diuretic. hes been on it for 16 months. can he go 2 days without , since I cant get his script filled til Monday.

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Santos

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help with this concern about Santos.

As long as he's stable, then he should be fine without his medication for just two days. If he starts to show significant symptoms such as collapsing or exercise intolerance or stops eating...really, anything out of the ordinary...then a trip to the ER may be prudent.

Otherwise, I wouldn't let him overdo it, just to be safe, but I wouldn't worry that he's off medication for such a short period of time.

I hope this helps. Deb

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