Rimadyl is an anti-inflammatory that can be used to treat pain and inflammation in pets due to joint diseases, arthritis, hip dysplasia etc. it can also be used to reduce any pain after surgery or dental procedures. This is done by reducing the hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the pet’s body. It requires a veterinarian’s prescription.
Dogs over six weeks of age. Do not give it to your pet if they are pregnant or lactating.
If your pet is experiencing these side effects below, STOP giving them Rimadyl.
If your pet is experiencing these side effects, continue administering Rimadyl, but talk to your veterinarian:
Rimadyl is an FDA approved prescription medication for dogs. It is available in chewables and scored tablets. It is mainly given as a single dose (2mg/lb), or divided into two doses of 1mg/lb. If your pet experiences any bloody or black stools, this can indicate a sign of stomach or intestine damage. Be sure to check with your veterinarian or pharmacist when purchasing this medication.
Make sure to inform your veterinarian if your pet has:
It should be given per the instructions of your veterinarian. Be sure to give it with plenty of food and water. Do not give Rimadyl to cats.
You should give the missed dose as soon as possible. However if it’s close to the time of the next dose, just administer that one and take the next one as directed.
Signs of Rimadyl overdose are:
If any of these signs occur, seek emergency veterinarian treatment.
Before giving any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist.
Some drugs that can interact with Rimadyl are:
There may be other drugs than the ones listed above that might interact with Rimadyl. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any Rimadyl.