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RIMADYL (Carprofen) by Pfizer is a 24-hour, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) designed to treat arthritis in dogs. Rimadyl (Carprofen) are used for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs. Dogs love these liver-flavored Rimadyl (Carprofen) tablets. Although effective for most dogs, Rimadyl (Carprofen) should not be used in any dog with kidney, liver, or heart disease. Do not give to dogs that are pregnant or nursing.

INDICATIONS: Rimadyl is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.

Prescription Required


DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Always provide Client Information Sheet with prescription. Carefully consider the potential benefits and risk of Rimadyl and other treatment options before deciding to use Rimadyl. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response. The recommended dosage for oral administration to dogs is 2 mg/lb (4.4 mg/kg) of body weight daily. The total daily dose may be administered as 2 mg/lb of body weight once daily or divided and administered as 1 mg/lb (2.2 mg/kg) twice daily. For the control of postoperative pain, administer approximately 2 hours before the procedure. Rimadyl tablets are scored, and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments. Tablets can be halved by placing the tablet on a hard surface and pressing down on both sides of the score. Rimadyl chewable tablets are palatable and willingly consumed by most dogs when offered by the owner. Therefore, they may be fed by hand or placed on food. Care should be taken to ensure that the dog consumes the complete dose.

The recommended dosage for subcutaneous administration to dogs is 2 mg/lb (4.4 mg/kg) of body weight daily. The total daily dose may be administered as either 2 mg/lb of body weight once daily or divided and administered as 1 mg/lb (2.2 mg/kg) twice daily. For control of post-operative pain, administer approximately 2 hours before the procedure

View Rimadyl Drug Facts Sheet.

PALATABILITY: A controlled palatability study was conducted which demonstrated that Rimadyl chewable tablets were readily accepted and consumed on first offering by a majority of dogs.

EFFECTIVENESS: Confirmation of the effectiveness of Rimadyl for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, was demonstrated in 7 placebo-controlled, masked studies examining the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effectiveness of Rimadyl caplets and injectable in various breeds of dogs.

Separate placebo-controlled, masked, multicenter field studies confirmed the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effectiveness of Rimadyl caplets when dosed at 2 mg/lb once daily or when divided and administered at 1 mg/lb twice daily. In these 2 field studies, dogs diagnosed with osteoarthritis showed statistically significant overall improvement based on lameness evaluations by the veterinarian and owner observations when administered Rimadyl at labeled doses.

Based upon the blood level comparison between subcutaneous and oral administration, Rimadyl effectiveness for osteoarthritis after dorsoscapular subcutaneous and oral administration should be similar, although there may be a slight delay in the onset of relief after subcutaneous injection.

Separate placebo-controlled, masked, multicenter field studies confirmed the effectiveness of Rimadyl caplets and injectable for the control of postoperative pain when dosed at 2 mg/lb once daily in various breeds of dogs. In these studies, dogs presented for ovariohysterectomy, cruciate repair and aural surgeries were administered Rimadyl preoperatively and for a maximum of 3 days (soft tissue) or 4 days (orthopedic) postoperatively. In general, dogs administered Rimadyl showed a statistically significant reduction in pain scores compared to controls.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Rimadyl should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen.

WARNINGS: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human use. Consult a physician in cases of accidental ingestion by humans. For use in dogs only. Do not use in cats.

All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory tests to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data before, and periodically during, administration of any NSAID should be considered. Owners should be advised to observe for signs of potential drug toxicity (see Information for Dog Owners, Adverse Reactions, Animal Safety, and Post-Approval Experience).

What is Rimadyl?

Rimadyl is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to reduce pain and inflammation (soreness) due to osteoarthritis and surgery in dogs. A licensed veterinarian must prescribe Rimadyl for your dog. It is available as a caplet and chewable tablet and is given to dogs by mouth.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition caused by "wear and tear" of cartilage and other parts of the joints that may result in the following changes or signs in your dog:

  • Limping or lameness
  • Decreased activity or exercise (difficulty or reluctance in standing, climbing stairs, jumping or running)
  • Stiffness or decreased movement of joints

To control surgical pain (for example, for surgeries such as spays, ear procedures or orthopedic repairs), your veterinarian may administer Rimadyl before the procedure and recommend that your dog be treated for several days after going home.

What kind of results can I expect when my dog is on Rimadyl for OA?

While Rimadyl is not a cure for osteoarthritis, it can relieve the pain and inflammation of OA and improve your dog's mobility.

  • Response varies from dog to dog but can be quite dramatic.
  • In most dogs, improvement can be seen in a matter of days.
  • If Rimadyl is discontinued or not given as directed, your dog's pain and inflammation may come back.

What should not take Rimadyl?

Your dog should not be given Rimadyl if he/she:

  • Has had an allergic reaction to carprofen, the active ingredient of Rimadyl.
  • Has had an allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAIDs (for example, etodolac, meloxicam or deracoxib) such as hives, facial swelling, or red or itchy skin.

Rimadyl should be given to dogs only. Cats should not be given Rimadyl, Call your veterinarian immediately if your cat receives Rimadyl. People should not take Rimadyl. Keep Rimadyl and all medicines out of reach of children. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take Rimadyl.

How to give Rimadyl to your dog.

Rimadyl should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions. Your veterinarian will tell you what amount of Rimadyl is right for your dog and for how long it should be given. Rimadyl Caplets should be given by mouth. Most dogs will take Rimadyl Chewable Tablets right out of your hand, or the tablet can be placed in the mouth. Rimadyl may be given with or without food.

What to tell/ask your veterinarian before giving Rimadyl.

Talk to your veterinarian about:

  • The signs of OA you have observed (for example, limping, stiffness).
  • The importance of weight control and exercise in the management of OA.
  • What tests might be done before Rimadyl is prescribed.
  • How often your dog may need to be examined by your veterinarian.
  • The risk and benefits of using Rimadyl.

Tell your veterinarian if your dog has ever had the following medical problems:

  • Experienced side effects from Rimadyl or other NSAIDs, such as aspirin
  • Digestive upset (vomiting and/or diarrhea)
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • A bleeding disorder (for example, Von Willebrand's disease)

Tell your veterinarian about:

  • Any other medical problems or allergies that your dog ha snow or has had.
  • All medicines that you are giving your dog or plan to give your dog, including those you can get without a prescription.

Tell your veterinarian if your dog is:

  • Pregnant, nursing or if you plan to breed your dog.

What are the possible side effects that may occur in my dog during Rimadyl therapy?

Rimadyl, like other drugs, may cause some side effects. Serious but rare side effects have been reported in dogs taking NSAIDs, including Rimadyl. Serious side effects can occur with or without warning and in rare situations result in death.

The most common NSAID-related side effects generally involve the stomach (such as bleeding ulcers). Kidneys and liver can also be affected. Look for the following side effects that can indicate your dog may be having a problem with Rimadyl or may have another medical problem:

  • Decrease or increase in appetite
  • Vomitng
  • Change in bowel movements (such as diarrhea, or black, tarry or bloody stools)
  • Change in behavior (such as decreased or increased activity level, incoordination, seizure or aggression)
  • Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Change in drinking habits (frequency, amount consumed)
  • Change in urination habits (frequency, color or smell)
  • Change in skin (redness, scabs or scratching)

It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect from Rimadyl therapy. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.

Can Rimadyl be given with other medicines?

Rimadyl should not be given with other NSAIDs (for example, aspirin, etodolac) or steroids (for example, cortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone, triamcinolone).

Tell your veterinarian about all medicines you have given your dog in the past and any medicines that you are planning to give with Rimadyl. This should include other medicines that you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your dog's medicines can be given together.

What do I do in case my dog eats more than the prescribed amount of Rimadyl?

Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog eats more than the prescribed amount of Rimadyl.


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100% Recommend this product (13 of 13 responses)
By Sheila Jurick
Citrus Heights, Ca
April 9, 2015
it works.
it works and the price was right. shipping was very fast.
By B.D.
Katy, Texas
December 4, 2018
Chewable tabs
Both of my Shih Tzu pups will willingly take Rimadyl without any camouflage.
By Jane
Sacramento California
October 18, 2018
Rimadyl 25 mg
Good service and a great product
By Kathy
Houston, TX
July 8, 2018
Great price compared to Rimadyl from our vet
Our 14 year old golden retriever needs Rimadyl daily now for joint pain. Compared to our vet’s price, this online option was quite a bit less expensive. Just be sure to order early enough for them to process and ship your order. Ours took about 2 weeks to receive and we were close to running out. The product is identical to the vet’s Rimadyl. Genuine.
Merchant Response:Kathy, we wish there was more we can do for your 14 year old golden. You both take care. =)
By F & F
Reno, NV
March 9, 2018
Very Effective
We have used this product for three of our dogs now. It has reduced arthritic inflammation and given pain relief for our older dogs. We have recommended this drug to several friends.
By George Rodriguez
Phoneix Az.
November 16, 2017
Good Service
No comments
By Joan E. Tily
Springfield, PA
October 25, 2017
Rimadyl is our Savor
Our Two, 12 year old Yorkies are taking Rimadyl for their arthritis. It really helps for their pain and discomfort. It's like they are puppies again. I highly recommend Rimadyl for your pets.
By Karen Brown
Rockland, MA
June 16, 2017
It's working!
My dog is walking around much better after only 3wks of being on this med. His joints seemed to have loosened up. Still some problems getting up on his own as his hind legs are the problem, but there is definite improvement!
Merchant Response:Thank you for your great feedback Karen and we are so happy to hear the Rimadyl is really helping make your dog more comfortable!
By Tom
July 8, 2016
Quick service, helpful customer support.
When there was an issue with the prescription from our vet, customer service promptly called and clarified the issue. The order was sent and received quickly. The price was the best I was able to find.
By D. Rutherford
May 1, 2016
Great price
I purchased Rimadyl 100 mg chew ales for my Longfellow collie boy. Not only were they on sale and a little less than the other websites, the medication came to my door fast and they notified me throughout the entire process on where we were in the ordering and delivering.
ProsPrompt Sale price Notifications were great throughout the process
By Kathy
July 23, 2015
Great Product
My 9 yr. old dog has been on Rimadyl for 6 yrs. She is a Rescue dog who because of abuse, had numerous R leg surgeries as a pup. She takes this med twice a day, and without it, she would not be able to get around as well as she does. I have her Liver Enzymes drawn every 4 months, and there has never been a problem. This is a great product.
By Jeanne
Las Vegas, NV
July 3, 2015
What's not to like?
Hopefully my dog will feel better soon.
By Dave
Needham, MA
April 16, 2015
Best price, fast delivery, satisfied customer
This is the third time we've ordered and had no troubles. They had our earlier prescription on file, processed the order, communicated the state of the order and it arrived as hope and expected. No problems
ProsPrice, responsiveness, ease of use processing order