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    Cinders was diagnosed with a heart murmur when she was 5 years old. She is now 9. We were referred to a cardiologist last April and after giving her a scan and other tests he did not feel that any medication was warranted.

    However, on our annual check up last week my vet said that the murmur had increased and was now a grade 3/4. He was also quite concerned because there were some changes to the heart rhythm. I also mentioned that Cinders had had a funny turn a few weeks ago whereby she went all stiff and nearly fell over, it only lasted for a couple of seconds.

    So it was decided (after much discussion) to put her onto Vetmedin. I noticed on the Health Section on the Forum that this should not be given with food. As she has to have one tablet twice a day and she is fed twice a day, can anyone tell me what is the best time to give it to them? At the moment I am giving it to her just before she has her breakfast and again just before her dinner.

    Well she has only been on it for 3 days and its like she's become a young dog again, she started playing with her toys more and has been chasing around with Minnie. I didn't realise how sedentary she had become!

    Have got to call the vet back in a weeks time with a progress report and I'm sure some more questions to ask him.
    Last edited by Sandrac; 2nd February 2009 at 12:58 PM.
    Sandra
    Minnie-May (6yrs) & Rosie the Rescue (approx 6 yrs)
    My Darling Cinders and Lady Jane waiting at the Bridge

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