So yesterday I took Biko in for his annual Cardiac exam, and we got overall good news that his disease is slowly progressing with his age. this year Biko's regular vet ( An amazing man with super experience in Cardiology) is away on sabbatical so we had a new vet who was just filling in for a few weeks on a rotation, She was very nice, and seemed very thorough. But in the past few years his regular vet has said that Biko doesn't need any medication at this point. This year the new vet has mentioned that I do not need to put him on meds, but said that this medication called Vetmedin can be very beneficial to dogs with heart enlargement.
She mentioned that she was not 100% sure why Biko's regular vet wouldn't have mentioned it to us last year, in August when we attended his annual appointment then. She said the study for this drug came out in October, but all Vets were aware of the study results in June of that year... I really trust Biko's regular vet. I cannot help but wonder why he didn't recommend the meds... Does he really need them?
The new vet mentioned that I didn't have to put Biko on the meds, but there is study evidence that they could prolong Biko's life living with this disease. Deep down, I don't want to make the wrong choice...
I'm going to do as much research as possible online and am going to try and make an educated decision on this before I start him on it... but honestly right now I'm looking for any information on this medication that has been given to our kids... Does any one have any experience, good or bad with this drug?