What Is Rimadyl?
Rimadyl Palatable Tablets for dogs are a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug containing the active ingredient carprofen. They
come as palatable brown tablets that are available in three strengths rimadyl 20mg, rimadyl 50mg, and rimadyl 100mg. Rimadyl is
a prescription only medicine (POM-V) which is only available on prescription from a veterinary surgeon. A pet owner may choose to
purchase rimadyl from an online pet dispensary such aswith a written prescription from their vet.
Who Manufactures Rimadyl Palatable Tablets?
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What Is Rimadyl Used For?
Rimadyl Palatable tablets are used as an anti-inflammatory drug to treat a wide variety of conditions in dogs and cats that may
manifest with pain, swelling and inflammation. They are most commonly used to treat arthritis in dogs which usually manifests as
stiff swollen joints causing poor mobility and pain. They can be safely used long term to treat arthritis. They are also often used as
a pain killer (analgesic) in dogs after an operation or surgical procedure such as neutering. Rimadyl can also be used in any
condition where a dog is in pain such as after an injury - road traffic accident, dog fight wounds, muscle sprain, or leg injuries. It
can also act as an anti-pyretic which means it can help pets who have a fever.
What are the common side effects of rimadyl tablets?
The commonest side effects of rimadyl are digestive disorders - vomiting (sickness), diarrhoea (loose stools) sometimes with
Are there any serious side effects with rimadyl tablets?
As with any prescription drug there are a some potentially serious side effects though the incidence of these is very rare. Your vet
will have weighed up the small risk against the significant benefits you pet could gain by taking such a drug. serious side effects
could include gastric or duodenal ulceration and perforation, kidney and liver damage or failure, and blood clotting disorders. If
your pet has any pre-existing gastric, liver, kidney or blood disorders then you vet may wish to perform some tests to ensure that
it is safe to use rimadyl. Please note that rimadyl is a very widely used drug with many pets enjoying a much better quality of life
because of it and that serious side effects are very uncommon. If you are worried about side effects you should speak to your
Can I give rimadyl with other drugs or joint supplements?
It is perfectly safe to give rimadyl with joint supplements such as seraquin or synoquin. You should not give rimadyl with other
non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (eg metacam, previcox, trocoxil, onsior, plt, carprieve) or with steroids such as
prednisolone. If your pet is on any other treatment (eg for heart failure) you should consult your vet.
Can I buy rimadyl online safely and legally?
For UK residents you can purchase rimadyl online from a UK based online pharmacy or dispensary quite legally. You will have to
provide a written prescription from your vet and they will be able to supply rimadyl according to the instructions on the written
prescription. Your vet is entitled to charge a fee for the provision of a written prescription. The rimadylsupplies is exactly the same as the rimadyl you would purchase from your vet. We can supply it much cheaper due to economies of
scale and reduced operating costs. You cannot import rimadyl from another country without an import permit.
Why does my vet have to examine my pet before providing a written prescription?
You vet has a legal responsibility to examine your pet before he can prescribe rimadyl because it is a prescription only medicine
(POM-V). Your vet should have recent and personal knowledge of your pets health status in order to decide if rimadyl is an
appropriate treatment and also that with longterm use it remains an appropriate treatment. Your vet will examine your pet in order
to decide that rimadyl will be beneficial and also to establish that their are no contraindications for its use. For long term use in
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uncomplicated cases of arthritis, assuming your dog or cat is otherwise healthy, most vets would examine your pet every 3-6mths.
My dog has eaten a whole pot of rimadyl - what should i do?
Rimadyl tablets as the name suggests are very palatable and most dogs love eating them. So much so that some dogs may find
and eat a whole pot. ALWAYS STORE RIMADYL SECURELY - out of reach and sight of children and your dog. Overdosage with
rimadyl can cause some potentially very serious side effects. Contact a veterinary surgeon immediately if your dog consumes more
than the recommended dose of rimadyl.
My dog has started vomiting - should I still give rimadyl?
If your dog has started vomiting subsequent to starting treatment with rimadyl then you should stop the treatment and seek the
advice of your vet. If you dog has started vomiting, having been on rimadyl for some time, stop treatment with rimadyl whilst you
dog is unwell and seek the advice of your vet.
My dog has developed diarrhoea since starting rimadyl - what should I do?
You should stop treatment with rimadyl if your dog develops diarrhoea and seek the advice of your vet
My dog is taking rimadyl and seems to have blood in his stools (faeces) - what should i do ?
You should stop treatment with rimadyl and seek the advice of your vet
My dog is taking rimadyl but still seems to be in pain?
If you feel your dog is still in pain despite taking rimadyl you should seek the advice of your vet. He or she may suggest an
alternative treatment. Just because a dog with arthritis fails to respond to rimadyl does not mean there may not be another more
suitable / effective treatment. Indeed some arthritic patients can benefit from rotating / alternating with other arthritis
My dog is not responding very well to tretament - what should I do?
If your dog is prescribed rimadyl and its symptoms do not improve you should consult your vet. He/she may decide to change the
medication. If you dog seems to be deteriorating or not responding to treatment as well as previously you should consult your vet
to ensure that ongoing use is appropriate. He/ She may decide to try a different drug.
I have given my dog an extra dose of rimadyl - what should i do?
Giving your dog a single extra dose of rimadyl ( ie giving him / her a double dose) is unlikely to cause a problem if your dog was
on a maintenance dose of 2mg/kg or less. If you are unsure what dose you are giving your dog in mg/kg then contact your vet to
ensure that the extra dose you have given will not be harmful.
Should I give Rimadyl with Food?
Rimadyl tablets are very palatable and most dogs will readily eat them as a treat. You can mix them in food to aid administration if
required though this is not necessary.
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