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Fortekor Tablets For Dogs And Cats
Fortekor Flavour Tablets For Dogs & Fortekor Tablets for Cats
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Fortekor flavour tablets are used to treat congestive heart failure in dogs. They are also licensed for the treatment of renal insufficiency in cats. Fortekor is manufactured by Novartis Animal Health and is available in three sizes of tablets; 2.5mg tablets, 5mg and 20mg flavour tablets. Fortekor has the active ingredient benazepril which is an Angiotensin converting Enzyme Inhibitor (ACEI). Fortekor tablets are given once daily and can be given with or without food.

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What Are Fortekor Flavour Tablets Used For?
Fortekor Flavour tablets are used to treat cases of congestive heart failure in dogs and also kidney disease in cats. Fortekor reduces the blood pressure and therefore causes less strain on both the heart and kidneys.This therefore reduces ongoing damage to these organs. In heart disease, Fortekor is often used with other drugs also designed to support heart function, specifically diuretics such as Frusemide (used to stop the lungs filling with fluid), a drug called digoxin (used to treat abnormal heart rhythms), a drug called vetmedin (whose active ingredient is pimobendan - a calcium channel blocker) . It can also be combined with other agents and prescription diets in the management of kidney disease.
FORTEKOR USEFUL INFORMATION
• The dosage is based on weight so weigh your pet regularly for accuracy of dosing
• It should only be administered to your pet under the direction of a vet
• It is given orally once every 24 hours
• It can be given mixed in food or without food
• It is available in various sizes to improve accuracy of dosing
• If you suspect your pet has received too much then contact the vet immediately
• It is frequently given along with other drugs and supplements such as renalzin or frusecare
• It is licensed for use in dogs as a treatment for heart failure and in cats as a treatment for kidney failure.
FORTEKOR SIDE EFFECTS
• It can cause low blood pressure due to vasodilation. This may manifest as weakness / ataxia / fainting
• Blood Electrolyte levels (Sodium, Potassium, Chloride) should be monitored if your pet is on treatment with Fortekor
• Blood kidney parameters(urea and creatine) should also be monitored if your cats is taking Fortekor tablets
• It might increase your cats appetite and also bodyweight
• The safety has not been tested in cats weighing less than 2.5kg
• In addition it has also not been proven to be safe in pregnant, lactating or breeding queens (female entire cats)
• Lethargy can be a side effect occasionally in dogs
• There is no data available regarding the safety of It in pregnant bitches
• Contact your veterinary surgeon if you suspect any adverse reactions
FORTEKOR DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
• It comes in 2.5mg, 5mg and 20mg tablets
• It tablets are scored in order to divide them for accuracy of dosing
• The dose will be calculated according to the weight of your pet
• They are brown, oval tablets, flavoured for increased palatability
• It is given once daily
• It can be given with or without food
• The dose can be increased with severe disease but this will be decided by your vet
• Do not change the dose without consulting your vet.
• It can be given with other medications
• It will often be lifelong medicatio
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HOW TO REDUCE THE COST OF TREATING HEART FAILURE IN DOGS AND RENAL FAILURE IN CATS

Fortekor tablets are a POM-V (prescription only medicine - veterinarian) therefore they are only available on prescription from your vet
• Pets must be under the care of the prescribing veterinary surgeon and must therefore have been seen sufficiently recently by your vet in order for him/her to prescribe fortekor
• Pet owners may purchase fortekor directly from the prescribing vet or they may request a written prescription that can be dispensed by a third party
• Vets cannot refuse to supply a written prescription for fortekor if requested though they are entitled to charge a reasonable fee for doing so
• Since the majority of Pets prescribed fortekor are being treated for a longterm conditions such as congestive heart failure or kidney failure they will require fortekor for the rest of their life
• You may purchase fortekor tablets quite legally from an online supplier such as petprescrition.co.uk
• The fortekor we supply is exactly the same as the fortekor you would purchase from your vet though typically 40-60% cheaper

ABOUT PETPRESCRIPTION.CO.UK

• Petprescription.co.uk is run by Pet Prescription Ltd.
• We are staffed by veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and SQP's (suitably qualified persons)
• As well as operating many pet information websites we also run www.petprescription.co.uk
• petprescription.co.uk sells a wide variety of pet healthcare products, prescriptions drugs and pet accessories.
• As practicing veterinary and animal professionals we have a wealth of experience and are extremely well placed to answer your pet related queries
• As pet owners ourselves we understand the importance of pets to their owners
• Owning a pet can be expensive - We want to help you care for your pets with expert advice and discounted pet medicines and accessories


Buy fortekor online at www.petprescription.co.uk
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