What is Rimadyl?

Carprofen (marketed as Vetprofen, Rimadyl, Imadyl, Novox, Imafen and Rovera) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that veterinarians prescribe as a supportive treatment for various conditions. It provides day-to-day treatment for pain and inflammation from arthritis in geriatric dogs, joint pain, osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and other forms of joint deterioration.

It is also used to relieve short-term post-operative pain, inflammation, and swelling after spaying, neutering, and other procedures. Carprofen reduces inflammation by inhibition of COX-2 and other sources of inflammatory prostaglandins. This is targeted protection, in that it does not interfere with COX-1 activity.

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My Border Collie was placed on Rimadyl 75mg q 12 hours for osteoarthritis of his hip and became very aggressive and confused if woken up during the...

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My 10 yr old 93 lb lab was on rimadyl 75 mg bid for 3 days. He had his last dose yesterday. I just found the empty bottle which had 14 pills. I...

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Wait until AM!

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I have reviewed this information fully and I will suggest that you monitor him only at this time....

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My little Jack Russell, is 6 and she has clogged anus and White blisters on and around her peepee, the vet unclogged the anus on Friday, and gave...

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Try using a laxative like lactulose
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