MVD meds-times are a changing
I took Monty for his annual vaccination (our vet has now gone to the trienniel fo some vaccines) and his 12 week checkup , as he is on heart meds (Fortekor and Fortekor).
The vet said that the results of the international reserch into heart disease is due to be published soon, but a leak by reliable sources indicates that Vetmedin is now the prefered starter treatment, with Fortekor as the backup, when things get worse, rather than the other way round. With this in mind, and with advice from an eminent cardiologist (Will asked him, regardless of price and convenience, what he would give his own dog ) it's been decided to transfer Fortekor patients onto Vetmedin, still with Frusemide. Will is waiting for the full report as a more gentle alternative to Frusemide, was also discussed.
For anyone already using Vetmedin in capsule form, these are being discontinued and replaced by tablets similar to the Fortekor ones.
Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.