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Metacam
Rimadyl
Reduces Pain and Inflammation associated with Arthritis? checkmark checkmark
Reduces Fever? checkmark checkmark
Reduces Joint Stiffness? checkmark checkmark
Controls Symptoms of Osteoarthritis checkmark checkmark
Additional Benefits Oral suspension comes with graduated syringe for accuracy Also relieves pain and inflammation from hip dysplasia
What Makes it Different? Comes in an oral suspension for easy administration Can also reduce pain associated with surgery or dental procedures
Recommended For? Dogs (Over 6 months of age) Dogs (Over 6 weeks of age)
Product Type Oral Suspension Chewable Tablet
Usage Metacam Usage Rimadyl Usage
RX Required checkmark checkmark
How Long does it Take to Work? Within Hours of Dose Within Hours of Dose
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Ingredients Meloxicam Carprofen
Does it have long-term side effects? GI abnormalities (vomiting, soft stools, diarrhea, and inappetance) were the most common adverse reactions associated with the administration of meloxicam. In rare situations, death has been reported as an outcome of the adverse events listed above. Renal failure has been reported as an outcome of repeated oral dosing of cats. Laboratory studies in anesthetized dogs and clinical field studies have demonstrated that Rimadyl is well tolerated in dogs after oral administration
Cautions Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, or swelling or rapid weight gain due to fluid retention. Do not us on cats. Do Not Give To Cats
What are Customers saying Pros We moved and have a new vet who I asked if she had any ideas for improvement. Within two weeks of her being on Metacam, her whole life has changed. She, by her expression, feels SO much better, tries to bounce along -- still can't walk well -- and is barking and playing like she hasn't in five years!!!! We have a new dog! Hi! My name is Big. I am a 13 year old boxer and I have a collapsing disk in my back. It's the very last one at my tail. My mom had x rays on my hips and knees but the Dr. told her it was a disk at my tail and that's why I get up and down slowly. It is painful most days. The Dr. suggested Rimadyl treatment and I have been on it for over a year with great results. I can get up and down just like a pup now.
What are Customers saying Cons ...may cause kidney failure. ...who seemed better for 2 days, then she started seeming sluggish ..."After one day of taking it he started vomiting and had severe diarrhea¿
Vet Recommendations Metacam is a very effective nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication that has proven very effective in dogs.  I have found it especially useful in very smaller dogs, where it is quite helpful in managing arthritis and pain, as well as helpful in reducing fevers as well. The only occasional side effects I have seen with this product is digestive upset, as well as even rare liver or kidney complications.  I give this product an overall ranking of a 4.5 out of 5. Rimadyl is one of the most common non steroidal anti inflammatory medication used in veterinary medicine. It is one of the few medications that are safe to use in most puppies for pain, fever and inflammation.  It is also commonly used in pain management in most surgical procedures in dogs.  It is also commonly used for long term management of degenerative joint disease and arthritis.  Many years ago many were concerned about the side effects of rimadyl, particularly in certain breeds like Labrador retrievers; however, rimadyl has been the drug with the most safety studies of all of the nonsteroidal prescription anti inflammatory medications. As with other drugs of its class, occasionally digestive and bleeding side effects can occur, as well as rarely liver and/or kidney complications. Before using this drug I always recommend blood work, as well as periodic blood work monitoring when used long term.  I give this product an overall ranking of 4 out of 5.
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