Vivitonin Tablets for Dogs

Vivitonin Tablets for Dogs
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  • 50mg » Pack of 60 £24.49
  • 50mg » Priced per Tablet £0.49
  • 100mg » Pack of 60 £43.99
  • 100mg » Priced per Tablet £0.79

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Vivitonin is a drug used to improve some of the signs of old age. It acts to increase blood flow to the heart, brain and muscle. It is used in dogs which are lacking in energy or seem vacant and unwilling to exercise or show interest in their surroundings. Although you cannot necessarily teach an old dog new tricks, many old dogs do show a distinct improvement in demeanour and activity levels. The effects of Vivitonin (which contains the drug propentofylline) include opening up airways and blood vessels, providing more oxygen to the brain, heart and muscles. Vivitonin is a safe drug which is very rarely associated with any side effects, and you can often help an old dog which seemed just to be "getting old".

A great accompaniment to help feed your Vivitonin are Vivitreats . Specifically designed to help feed tablets and pills to your pets.

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Reviews (55)

Summary of Reviews for Vivitonin Tablets for Dogs

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
55 out of 55 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (40 reviews)
4 stars (13 reviews)
3 stars (2 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
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45 Vivitonin does help
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By on 25 October 2020

Our 12-year-old Westie female was showing early signs of canine dementia and our vet suggested we try Vivitonin. After some 6 months, she has shown significant improvement. So I can say at this time it appears to be working well.

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55 Whippet wonder
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By on 21 August 2020

After having a stroke at 9 years of age, I believe Vivitonin 100mg has kept my whippet happy and healthy since, he is now 12 years old.

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45 Behaviour
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By on 14 September 2019

Keep my dog calm

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55 Rejuvenated my 16 year old dog
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By on 22 June 2019

My elderly collie has a slightly dodgy heart, but i didnt want him anaesthetising for assessment. This has improved his mobility and he seems more alert and 'with it'. I ran out of this for a few days and he definitely deteriorated, and improved again after 3-4 days back on the vivitonin.

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55 Vivitonin Tablets
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By on 9 February 2019

I had to change over quickly from a product which became obsolete this was recommended by the vets and does exactly as the other one helps dogs who have had strokes

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Vivitonin Tablets for Dogs, including answers from our team.

10 April 2023 at 2:57pm

50g or 100g ?


I notice you sell 2 different strength Vivitonin ; 50g and 100g.Does this relate to weight of dog ?

  • VioVet Staff

Yes this medication comes in two tablets sizes, 50mg and 100mg. The tablet your dog requires will vary depending on the weight. You should discuss this with your prescribing veterinarian.

4 June 2022 at 8:46pm

How long does it take to show a visible effect?

Pam Brooks

As above. My dog has been having it for a week. How long does it take to show visible effects? My dogs primary problem is poor balance.

  • VioVet Staff

This greatly depends on the condition you are treating with the vivitonin. It will start having an effect within hours of administration, but it may take a while for the underlying issue to resolve. It is best to ask your vet this question as they will know the condition they are treating.

22 December 2016 at 12:50am

Can this help with anaemia

Barbara Booth

My dig has lung cancer and is on steroids painkillers and an additional appetite stimulant. He is very lethargic due to anaemia can you tell me if this will help and reduce the effect of anaemia
Thanks from Babs

  • VioVet Staff

Vivitonin will not really help with anaemia. Given your dogs condition I'm not sure if anything will really help that much but it would be best to try a supplement that contains plenty of vit B12 and iron. Pet Tabs Multivitamins would be a good one to try. You could also feed cooked liver which is high in iron and vit B12.Best of luck.

8 March 2014 at 8:42pm

Mild nose bleeds

Nicola white

Would vivitonin cause nose bleeds he's a 12 yr old lab on 2 100 mg tabs a day

  • VioVet Staff

Nose bleeds would be an unlikely side effect of these tablets. I would be concerned if there is another reason for the nose bleeds. Are they always on one side? Is it always the same side? Is it pure blood, or a blood-stained discharge? I think it would be sensible to investigate this further as it is more likely to be due to another cause. Best to talk to your vet about this.

16 December 2013 at 12:20pm

Use of vivitonin after a stroke in an elderly dog

Maggie Snow

My 13 year old greyhound had a mild stroke a year ago and since then has been on Vivitonin 150mg twice a day. He is happy and contented with no repeat of the stroke episode. I have seen a couple of Vets and have got differencing opinions on the dosage to be given. One suggesting that a single dose of 150mg would be sufficient to maintain his “contentedness” I just do not want to reduce and risk a stroke repeat. I have a prescription for the vivitonin but am now confused

  • VioVet Staff

I may not help I am afraid! The merits of Vivitonin as a preventative treatment for strokes are not scientifically proven. Many expert vets working at the veterinary universities do not believe it helps at all. Many vets working in practice do use it, and most of their dogs do not have any more strokes. We cannot really tell if that would have been the same anyway, without Vivitonin. Personally I think that the Vivitonin is probably doing some good for your dog and if he seems well on it, you should continue with it. The dose is not too critical for many dogs, but ideally it should be given twice daily, not once. It is a drug which is poorly absorbed from the gut if there is a lot of food in the stomach, so you should give it with no food, or a tiny tit-bit, then give food 30 minutes later. If I were you, I might give 100mg twice daily, but it is difficult for me to comment very usefully on a dog I have not examined.

25 September 2013 at 9:27pm

Administration of vivitonin

Catherine Abbott

I find it difficult to give my jack russell his tablet 1/2 hr before his breakfast as my dogs want their food when I get down in the morning. Does it matter if he has his tablet with his food or awhile afterwards.

  • VioVet Staff

This drug is poorly absorbed from the stomach if food is present, so your dog will not get the full dose, or benefit, if it is given with food. It will not do any harm otherwise though. Ideally you give the tablet with a tiny treat to help get it down (if you need to), then feed at least 30 minutes later. It is possible to give the food first, but then you should wait at least 2 hours before giving the tablet.

10 June 2013 at 12:15pm

Side effects/runs


I ve noticed that my dog goes to toilet and its very runny considering he only has arden grange dried food is this a reaction to these tablets.

  • VioVet Staff

I have not come across gastro-intestinal side effects with Vivitonin tablets and I would not expect them either. It is quite possible that the signs you have observed are caused by your dog eating something else (dogs are not exactly hygienic creatures at the best of times). It is also possible that your dog has been a bit greedy for the Arden Grange and has just overloaded the gut. Arden Grange is a good diet, but some dogs simply eat more than is good for them. Occasionally dogs will develop an allergic-like response to something in the food, regardless of the quality of the ingredients. This means that a perfectly good food will not suit all dogs. The best thing to do would be to reduce the amount you feed for a short while and see how things go. Most tummy upsets get better by themselves quite quickly. However if your dog is at all unwell otherwise, or if the symptoms persist, then your dog should be checked out by your own vet.

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