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My dog has been prescribed Pimobendan for heart disease.

These pills are so large...
My dog has been prescribed Pimobendan for heart disease. These pills are so large and when I cut them they disintegrate into powder. Is it ok to crush them and combine with his dog food?
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I understand how difficult this medication can be to administer. It does list it is best given on an empty stomach but there is nothing about crushing that is listed as a contraindication as it can be with some medications so if you can give it with a smaller meal or in a pill pocket that would be ideal but if there is little ability to give it without food then it would be better to administer with food then not at all

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Oh dear I thought it was supposed to be give WITH food! Will food diminish its effectiveness?

That is what is listed on the veterinary formula, "most effective to be administered on an empty stomach" :(

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok thank you so much!
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