Rimadyl for Dogs

Rimadyl for Dogs
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  • Palatable Tablets » 20mg » Priced per Tablet £0.28
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This product is sourced in the United Kingdom and is intended for use in the United Kingdom only.

Rimadyl is a medication used to control pain and inflammation in dogs with the effective active ingredient carprofen. It is administered just once a day for relief and is often used when the pet has undergone surgery or is suffering from injuries and conditions such as arthritis. Rimadyl for dogs works by controlling the hormones and enzymes that can lead to pain and inflammation and can also be used for degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis) and other situations where these properties are helpful.

Rimadyl for dogs comes in a number of formulas — the regular Rimadyl tablets are small white tablets intended to be placed directly into the dog's mouth. These chewable palatable tablets make administration easy for dog owners, flavoured to make them more acceptable to the pet.

Rimadyl granules can be used in horses and ponies to treat pain and inflammation which occurs as a result of musculo-skeletal injury or following surgery. The granules can be given for up to nine days and are normally added to food as a follow-up treatment for an intravenous injection given by the vet.

Some dogs may experience a reaction or intolerance while on Rimadyl. Signs to watch out for include a change in appetite, diarrhoea, or sickness. If your pet shows any symptoms, then a vet should be consulted immediately. Pregnant or nursing dogs should not be given Rimadyl and your vet should be aware of any other medications to rule out the possibility of drug interaction.

Rimadyl is a prescription-only medication and in order to purchase pet medicine online from Viovet, it is necessary to obtain a written pet prescription from a vet. The prescription must be sent with the order before the medication can be supplied. Browse our range of prescription medications and injury and wound care.

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Reviews (85)

Summary of Reviews for Rimadyl for Dogs

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
84 out of 85 (99%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (70 reviews)
4 stars (13 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
2 stars (1 reviews)
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45 Arthritis pain
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By on 16 April 2024

Seem to help maxi in conjunction with paracetomol

Customer recommends this product

45 Rimadyl for older dogs
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By on 2 September 2023

Having tried several other anti inflammatories, Rimadyl seems to suit my 11 yrs old gsd, she is much more comfortable on her back legs now

Customer recommends this product

55 Oscar my dog has crucial ligament problems and I can't afford money for operation so will be on rimadyl at 12years old I hope this is the best alternative. Rob
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By on 17 October 2022

Just hope he isn't in any pain as I hope he doesn't suffer he is ball mad ,stick ,stone how do I stop him.

Customer recommends this product

45 best painkiller
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By on 29 July 2022

Excellent source of this product with fast delivery once prescription uploaded

Customer recommends this product

25 Pain relief
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By on 28 April 2021

Unfortunately these rimadyl tablets aren’t helping my GSD with his arthritis

Customer does not recommend this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Rimadyl for Dogs, including answers from our team.

28 June 2022 at 6:25am

Arthritis pain


My dog has been diagnosed with arthritis in her spine she is 10 years old she is very stiff and immobile I need painkillers for her

  • VioVet Staff

This is a prescription only medication so you will need to discuss with your vet whether it is suitable. They can then write you a prescription for dispensing on our site if this is the case.
There are no over the counter (non-prescription) pain relief options unfortunately. If you would like more information and possible products to help with arthritis then I recommend reading our blog 'Arthritis in pets - prevention and management'.

27 August 2020 at 12:33pm

Ronald Steele

what is in rimadyl

  • VioVet Staff

Rimadyl is a Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug that is prescribed by vets for a number of possible disorders, most commonly as pain relief. You will need a written prescription from your vet to purchase this medication so I advise contacting them for more information.

24 August 2015 at 6:35pm

Vet prescription


Do I need a vet prescription for this

  • VioVet Staff

Yes, we need to receive a copy of your vet's written prescription sent by email, fax or post. This needs to contain full details as required so that we can check with your vet if there are any queries about it. As soon as we have received the order and the prescription, we will send you the Rimadyl. Some vets charge quite a lot for writing out a prescription, others charge very little so it is worth asking.

12 March 2015 at 10:33pm

Kcs bitch 6 yrs old had knee surgery on both knee unsuccessful but in pain started shaking a lot

Marie Miller

Was prescribed pain relief not sure if she should go back on them since she's been shaking a lot and limping ?

  • VioVet Staff

The limping and shaking could be caused by pain, so I would give them to her unless she is ill in some other way. If she is off her food, subdued, or vomiting or having diarrhoea then you should not give Rimadyl and she should see a vet. If she is well otherwise, I would try her back on the Rimadyl.

16 December 2013 at 10:27am

Alternative to Rimadyl

Jennifer Scott

Rimadyl upsets my older GSD. What else can I use?

  • VioVet Staff

Given the age and breed of your dog, I suspect she is going to have some soreness from her hips whatever you do. However, it is possible to help her. First I would try and get her to lose a little weight if she is at all over-weight. This makes a huge difference to dogs with mobility problems. Reduce her food level slightly, or try a diet type of food. Secondly I would encourage her to get up gently and move about a bit, lots of times in the day. Not very much is needed at a time, but regular movement keeps the hips from getting stiff.

I would recommend you give her two medications as well. One would be a nutriceutical such as Seraquin or Cosequin. They do not cause any trouble for the kidneys and are usually easy to digest. The other thing would be a different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. If Rimadyl upsets her, then you might well find that Previcox or Onsior is safe to use. They are designed to be kinder on the gut lining and kidneys than Rimadyl. They need a prescription though from your vet. You can however just buy the Seraquin or Cosequin from our website.

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