- Dilates the veins and decreases fluid retention.
- Lowers high blood pressure
- For Dogs and Cats
Be cautious when using this medication in small cats, as it has not yet been tested on cats weighing less than 2.5 kg. It is also not suggested to administer this medication in cats with already high potassium levels as it is found to enhance the potassium levels in its body. It is dangerous to give benazepril along with diuretics such as furosemide. There are also chances of benazepril to interact with metacam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Do not use this medication in animals with history of cardiac output failure.
Possible Side Effects:
For dogs and cats, if any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving benazepril and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Side effects are rare but may include loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Benazepril could cause low blood pressure or kidney dysfunction indicated by increased thirst and/or changes in urination. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
Store in a cool dry place
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions including dosage and adminstration for your pet.