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Rimadyl dog arthritis relief

rimadylRimadyl (carprophen) is used to treat pain and inflammation from conditions such as arthritis and other joint diseases including hip dysplasia. It is also used to reduce fever.

It is available as 25mg, 75mg and 100mg scored caplets as well as 25mg, 75mg and 100mg scored chewable tablets. The usual dose is 1mg/pound by mouth every 12 hours. You can purchase by the tablet or bottle.

The usual dose of carprophen in dogs is 1mg/pound twice a day. The dog should be examined and blood work performed prior to the beginning of therapy. Kidney and liver function should be monitored during treatment.

Possible side effects
Do not use in cats. Do not use in  pregnant or nursing animals. Periodic liver and kidney function tests must be  done. Side effects include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dark or tarry stools, increased thirst and urination, lethargy, incoordination, seizure or behavioral changes. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to this medication can include facial swelling, hives and rash.

This medication should not be used in animals allergic to carprophen or other NSAIDS. It should not be used in animals with bleeding problems such as stomach ulcers and Von Willebrand's disease. It should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals. It should not be used in dogs that have kidney, liver or heart disease. It should not be used in dogs that are dehydrated. It should not be used in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or those who are taking diuretics. This medication should be used with caution when given with other NSAIDs such as aspirin and etodolac, or corticosteroids such as prednisone. It should be given with food. Do not give this medication to cats. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.

In the event of an overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool, increased thirst and urination, incoordination, seizures or behavioral changes.

Storing Rimadyl
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store this medication at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Rimadyl restores quality of life to dogs suffering from canine arthritis

Under the supervision of your vet Rimadyl can soothe your arthritic pet and restore quality of life to your dog.  This drug is quite expensive to you can save money by purchasing online.

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RIMADYL - Relieve pain and inflammation from conditions such as arthritis and other joint diseases including hip dysplasia

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