|PET WEIGHT/MED. STRENGTH||PRICES|
|25mg Chewable||$33.28/30ct. • $66.56/60ct. • $199.67/180ct.|
|25mg Caplet||$35.24/30ct. • $70.54/60ct. • $211.48/180ct.|
|75mg Chewable||$41.04/30ct. • $82.01/60ct. • $246.17/180ct.|
|75mg Caplet||$43.27/30ct. • $86.40/60ct. • $259.34/180ct.|
|100mg Chewable||$50.49/30ct. • $100.91/60ct. • $302.74/180ct.|
|100mg Caplet||$51.03/30ct. • $102.13/60ct. • $306.32/180ct.|
What Is Rimadyl?
Rimadyl is one of the brand names for the veterinary drug . Carprofen belongs to a group of drugs called NSAIDs, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These drugs act to reduce inflammation with fewer negative side effects than steroids, making them more suitable than steroids for long-term use.
Carprofen is safer for use in dogs than human NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin, which is why it is one of the more commonly prescribed veterinary canine painkillers. This is also why it is never a good idea to treat your dog with pills from your own medicine cabinet, as many human medications can have serious consequences for dogs.
Rimadyl for dogs comes in three forms: caplets, chewable tablets, and an injection. Talk to your vet about which method is best for your dog.
What Is Rimadyl Used For?
If you’re not sure why your vet prescribed Rimadyl for your dog, the first thing you should do is call your vet’s office for clarification. There are two main reasons why vets prescribe Rimadyl for dogs.
As part of a chronic pain management strategy for dogs with osteoarthritis
As a post-operative medication to treat pain and inflammation in dogs after surgery
Rimadyl for dogs works in three ways:
- Treats inflammation
- Reduces fever
- Reduces pain
These qualities make it highly effective at . The anti-inflammatory properties of Rimadyl help reduce the joint inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, which reduces pain, and the analgesic properties of the drug also reduce pain. Since the drug is tolerated relatively well by the majority of canine patients, Rimadyl is a good choice for long-term pain management of arthritis in dogs.
Vets prescribe short-term use of Rimadyl for dogs after surgery for the same reasons. The drug reduces post-operative inflammation and also helps manage acute pain, keeping the patient more comfortable.
Talk to your vet about your dog’s condition if you have any questions about why he or she prescribed Rimadyl.
Information on this medication quoted from drugs.com