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My dog a Pomerania has been on sildenafil for the past three years and has been doing great. His prescription ran out and he was without the meds for a few days. He started having difficulty breathing, loss of energy, etc.. he is now back on the meds starting day 2. Is this normal?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?

After not taking his sildenafil for 3 days he started having difficulty breathing, and was tired. We started his medication again yesterday. I want to know if his reaction is normal and how long will it take for the sildenafil to kick back in.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?

Simba

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Yes, it is normal for them to begin showing symptoms soon after not receiving a drug that improves the cardiovascular system function.

Without the vasodilation, bloodpressure bounces back to possibly higher levels than it was before putting a lot of pressure on the heart and lungs. When this occurs the pet begins to decompensate and show symptoms. You should see improvement after another 24 hours. If Simba is still struggling tomorrow then you need to contact your regular veterinarian and get him an appointment and check to see if we need to adjust the dosage.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

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