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|Reduces Pain and Inflammation associated with Arthritis?
|Reduces Joint Stiffness?
|Controls Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
|Remedies swelling and itchy skin caused by allergies
|Also relieves pain and inflammation from hip dysplasia
|What Makes it Different?
|Only comes in a 5mg tablet
|Can also reduce pain associated with surgery or dental procedures
|Dogs & Cats
|Dogs (Over 6 weeks of age)
|How Long does it Take to Work?
|Within Hours of Dose
|Does it have long-term side effects?
|Cushing's Syndrome in dogs has been reported in association of prolonged or repeated steroid therapy
|Laboratory studies in anesthetized dogs and clinical field studies have demonstrated that Rimadyl is well tolerated in dogs after oral administration
|Without first talking to your veterinarian, dp not give your pet any over-the-counter or other prescription medications while giving prednisone. There are possible side effects, including insomnia, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and fatigue.
|Do Not Give To Cats
|What are Customers saying Pros
|... a small price to pay for the rest of her skin to be doing so good.
|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
|...it started to have a negative effect on kitty.
|...who seemed better for 2 days, then she started seeming sluggish ..."After one day of taking it he started vomiting and had severe diarrhea¿
|Prednisolone is a drug I will usually only reach for joint pain and/or stiffness if other prescribed nonsteroidal anti inflammatory have failed to work. While cortisone like drugs such as prednisolone can work to reduce inflammation and pain quite quickly, I do worry about the weakening effect on the ligaments and bone when used long term. I will usually use prednisolone over prednisone in geriatric pets or pets with preexisting liver disease. When used long term, it is important to monitor blood work to check for organ toxicity. The biggest side effects seen are usually increased thirst/urination/appetite, and occasionally diarrhea and vomiting. It is also important to monitor for blood loss as well. I give this product an overall ranking of 3.5 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.