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Dogs And Rimadyl Don't Necessarily Mix


On the off chance your vet wants to give your dog Rimadyl, or some other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug -- it just killed the dog of somebody we know. In veterinary medicine, and in all medicine, take what you hear with a grain of...five hours of Web research, or thereabouts. Doctors and vets aren't necessarily up on the latest studies in the field, and maybe haven't looked at much of anything published since they left med/vet school, relying on drug reps to tell them what does and doesn't work. Now, this doesn't describe all doctors or vets, but does it describe yours? Better to find out before you or your pet buy the farm, huh?

Posted by aalkon at December 27, 2005 8:12 AM

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We had our two dogs, a St Bernard and a Leonberger, on Rimadyl for about 3 months for hip dysplacia. At first it seemed to work well, but then became less and less effective. At $200 a month, we switched to Advil and Alleve, rotating about every two weeks. It seems to work really well.

Posted by: eric at December 27, 2005 8:42 AM

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