Sunday, December 28, 2014

Product Highlight: Rimadyl (Carprofen) For Dogs

Are your canine patients suffering from arthritis, joint pain, fever, or soft tissue discomfort? Rimadyl (Carprofen) for dogs is a top choice among veterinarians. Below is an overview of how Rimadyl works, dosage and administation details, and purchasing options. Please note, we only sell this product to licensed veterinarians and pharmacies. If you’re interested in ordering this product and your license is not already on file with us, you may fax it to 800-640-3274.

When Should You Prescribe Rimadyl for Dogs?

Rimadyl is known as an NSAID, or Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug. It is distinguished from steroids due to its ability to act as an analgesic without inducing the same harmful side-effects that steroids or other narcotics can induce. In short, Rimadyl has a similar chemical makeup to over-the-counter human medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. However, many human pain medications, like aspirin, can be toxic to dogs, so Rimadyl (carprofen) was developed as a safe alternative.

Although Rimadyl is most commonly prescribed to manage arthritis pain, its anti-inflammatory properties also make it a natural fit for dogs who are experiencing any type of joint pain, including post-surgical pain. We highly recommend putting any dog who shows signs of osteoarthritis – stiff walking, limping, yelping or whining, or a general decrease in activity – on a consistent prescription of Rimadyl. This drug, which has treated 24 million dogs since it went on the market in 1996, is the most popular arthritis medication prescribed by veterinarians.

Dosage and Administation Information

The general recommended dose of Rimadyl is 1 mg per pound of body weight, given twice daily. Because many joint problems – especially arthritis – are chronic and progressive, it is best to keep the dog on a consistent regiment of the medication. The tablets are chewable and generally well-tolerated by dogs, which means you can feed them by hand or place them on top of the dog’s food. As with any medicine, monitor the dog to make sure he actually ingests it; some dogs can be clever about spitting the medicine out or eating around a pill.

As with any medication, side effects are possible. The most common include decreased appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. The owner should carefully monitor their dog for these and other unusual signs as the dog begins taking the medication.

Purchasing Options

We offer several convenient, affordable purchasing options if you’re ready to order Rimadyl. Tablets come in common dosage sizes like 25 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg, and we sell containers of up to 180 per bottle. We also offer both capsule and chewable varieties. This drug can only be sold to licensed professionals. Order today and help your four-legged patients start feeling the relief they deserve!

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