What does enalapril do for my dog? Enalapril is a drug that is used in dogs and cats with heart and or kidney problems. Enalapril causes small blood vessels to relax (vasodilation). This makes it easier for blood to circulate, which then decreases blood pressure and decreases the work load on the heart.
Does enalapril have side effects in dogs? Pet owners using enalapril for their dog should be aware that side effects, though relatively rare, can occur. 2 These may include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, weakness, or rashes.
How long should a dog take enalapril? The dosage of enalapril for dogs with hypertension can vary from 0.25 mg up to 3 mg every 12 to 24 hours. For glomerulonephritis or protein-losing nephropathy, the dosage can range between 0.25 mg to 1 mg every 12 to 14 hours.
Does enalapril help with coughing in dogs? Previous studies have shown that the ACE inhibitors imidapril and enalapril improve clinical symptoms, especially cough, in dogs with MVD and dilated cardiomyopathy [5, 14, 15]. Our results also showed that cough completely or partially resolved in 55.6% of dogs treated with alacepril.