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Meloxicam - Rimadyl
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Meloxicam
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 Generic equilavent to MetaCam Also relieves pain and inflammation from hip dysplasia
What Makes it Different? Comes in tablet form rather than oral suspension Can also reduce pain associated with surgery or dental procedures
Recommended For? Dogs Dogs (Over 6 weeks of age)
Product Type Tablet Chewable Tablet
Usage Meloxicam 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? Repeated dose studies showed characteristic changes reported with other NSAIDs (gastrointestinal ulceration and erosion). Long term studies showed renal papillary necrosis. 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 My 10-year-old Maltese ruptured a disk five years ago and has been unable to walk well and generally never felt well. She pretty much just sat in my lap and slept all the time. 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 N/A ...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 Meloxicam is another excellent and effective prescription nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication that has been around for several years. It is especially helpful in that middle size to larger dogs, and comes in an easy to administer tablet.  With regular use, this product can help reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness. It is important to have blood work done before using this product, as well as periodically if used long term to monitor for toxic reactions.  The most common side effects seen in sensitive pets are vomiting and/or diarrhea, and in rarer exceptions liver or kidney complications may occur; thus the importance of the blood work. I give this product an overall ranking of 4 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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