More than 24 million dogs have been treated with RIMADYL, making it the #1 veterinarian-prescribed NSAID for canine osteoarthritis pain.1,2 Arthritis, or osteoarthritis (OA), is a progressive, degenerative disease that can strike dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds. Arthritis can affect one or more of your dog's joints, leading to hip pain or pain in other joints, stiffness, joint swelling, lameness and reduced mobility — all of which can decrease your dog's quality of life.
RIMADYL can make an incredible difference for a dog suffering from arthritis. In fact, you may see such a remarkable improvement in your dog that you may be tempted to discontinue treatment. However, because arthritis is not curable, a canine arthritis treatment plan is only effective if your dog stays on it and continues to receive proper medication.
Studies show that continuous use of NSAIDs — in particular RIMADYL — over the long term has been found to be safe:8,9,14 “...the long-term administration of carprofen [RIMADYL] provides a steadily increasing improvement of clinical signs of arthritis in dogs and does not result in an increase of the incidence of suspected adverse reactions".
Does your dog have arthritis? If your dog is showing any of the following signs of arthritis, talk to your veterinarian.
If properly treated, the progression of arthritis can be slowed.10 The goals of treating arthritis, or osteoarthritis, are to decrease inflammation and pain, resulting in:
In addition to treating arthritis pain, RIMADYL can also control the pain and inflammation caused by orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries such as spays, neuters and dental procedures.
RIMADYL relief goes a long way. By using RIMADYL for your dog's osteoarthritis, you'll support the K-9 Courage Program, which assists owners in the care of their retired military and police dogs. Over the course of their career, these dogs suffer numerous injuries; yet receive no medical care during their retirement. We're here to support these unsung heroes ... with your help, of course.
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More than 24 million dogs have been successfully treated with RIMADYL!1 Hear from pet owners, vets and clinic staff about how RIMADYL has improved the quality of life for the dogs they care for.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: As a class, NSAIDS may be associated with gastrointestinal, kidney and liver side effects. These are usually mild, but may be serious. Pet owners should discontinue therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if side effects occur. Evaluation for pre-existing conditions and regular monitoring are recommended for pets on any medication, including RIMADYL. Use with other NSAIDS or corticosteroids should be avoided. See full Prescribing Information.
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