Rimadyl (Carprofen) Caplets, 75mg

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Rimadyl 75 mg for Dogs

Rimadyl is one of the medications that has proven to be quite effective in controlling inflammation and pain in dogs. As such, it falls under the category of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) thus commonly prescribed by veterinarians for alleviating symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and any other after-surgery pain in pets. Rimadyl caplets are used widely to make sure the dog stays comfortable while at the same time maintaining flexibility as prettily as possible.

The carprofen-containing Rimadyl (75mg) Caplets are well known for their soothing effects on dogs that have osteoarthritis or are recuperating from an operation so that they can stay lively and pain-free. Veterinarians trust them but they must be administered strictly following their prescription to give your pet the best care.


  • Can be administered once a day.
  • Efficient
  • Available in a chewable tablet or caplet form, it is simple to administer.
  • Dogs can tolerate it well.
  • Available in 3 different strengths 25mg, 75mg & 100mg, and also available in 75mg chewable tablets.

Prescription items are NON-RETURNABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.

Please note product may arrive in a Hardy Paw Pharmacy vial, manufacturer packaging is shown for reference.


Rimadyl is used for alleviating pain and reducing inflammation associated with canine osteoarthritis, as well as for controlling postoperative pain in dogs following soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.

Possible Side Effects:

If your pet's stool is bloody, black, or tarry, contact your veterinarian as it could indicate a more serious problem.

Rimadyl Dosage for Dogs:

Adhere to your vet's guidance consistently. It is recommended to give dogs 2 mg of medication for every pound of body weight daily or split the dosage into two doses of 1 mg per pound administered twice daily. To manage postoperative pain, give the medication about 2 hours before the surgery. This medicine can also be found in a chewable tablet presentation.

Storage Instructions

Store at controlled room temperatures 59° - 86°F.


What is Rimadyl 75 mg for Dogs?

Rimadyl is a trade name for carprofen, which is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is often prescribed for dogs. It aids in decreasing pain and inflammation related to issues such as arthritis, joint pain, and recovery after surgery. Rimadyl eases the suffering of impression animals by putting to a stop those enzymes that are bringing about intensification as well as severe pain in them. It is sold in different forms like chewable pills or injectable solutions. To avoid any negative impacts there is a need to follow the advice of your veterinary surgeon on how to administer it correctly concerning dosage as well as ensuring that no side effects are accruing thereof.

What results should I expect when my dog is being treated with Rimadyl for Osteoarthritis?

The dosage of Rimadyl for treating osteoarthritis in dogs may vary depending on the dog's size. Small dogs (≤10 kg) can be given 25 mg of Rimadyl, which is the ideal dosage. However, there are exceptional cases when the amount must be increased by 3 mg. The therapy lasts for two weeks. Remember about food! - Medium dogs (20 kg or so) need 50 mg of Rimadyl daily. However, they may require just half a dose in some cases. Keep in mind that the treatment is supposed to be taken for two weeks and while eating. - Large dogs (40 kg or so) should be given 100 mg of Rimadyl per day. Before taking the drug, such dogs have to be fed well. Also, it should be noted that the therapy lasts for two weeks.

Who is not recommended to take Rimadyl?

Do not administer Rimadyl to your dog if they:

  • Has experienced an allergic response to carprofen, which is the active component of Rimadyl.
  • Has experienced an allergic response to aspirin or other NSAIDs (such as etodolac, meloxicam, or deracoxib) like hives, facial swelling, or red/itchy skin.

Rimadyl is intended for canine use exclusively. Rimadyl should not be administered to cats. If your cat is given Rimadyl, make sure to contact your vet right away. Individuals ought to avoid using Rimadyl. Ensure that Rimadyl and all medications are stored in a place inaccessible to children. If you accidentally take Rimadyl, make sure to call your doctor right away.

What is Rimadyl canine Dosage?

It is recommended to administer Rimadyl as directed by your veterinarian. Your vet will advise you on the appropriate dosage of Rimadyl for your dog and the duration of treatment. Administer Rimadyl Caplets orally. The majority of dogs will willingly consume Rimadyl Chewable Tablets either directly from your hand or when the tablet is placed in their mouth. Rimadyl can be administered with or without food.

What possible side effects may occur in my dog during treatment with Rimadyl?

Rimadyl, like other drugs, may cause specific side effects. Negative side effects have been recorded in dogs given NSAIDs like Rimadyl, although they are rare. Severe adverse reactions may arise unexpectedly and, in uncommon cases, lead to fatalities.

The stomach is typically most affected by side effects related to NSAIDs, with bleeding ulcers being a common occurrence. Kidneys and the liver may also be impacted. Search for the following symptoms that could suggest that your dog is experiencing issues with Rimadyl or potentially has another health issue:

  • Loss or gain of appetite
  • Throwing up
  • Difference in the frequency of bowel movements (like watery stools or dark, sticky, or blood-stained feces)
  • Alteration in behavior (like reduced or heightened activity level, lack of coordination, seizure, or aggression)
  • Jaundice is the yellowing of the gums, skin, or whites of the eyes.
  • Alteration in patterns of alcohol consumption (how often and how much is consumed)
  • Differences in urination patterns (frequency, color, or odor)
  • Alteration in skin condition (inflammation, crusts, or itching)

If you suspect your dog is experiencing a medical issue or side effect from Rimadyl therapy, it is crucial to halt the treatment and reach out to your veterinarian promptly. If you have any further inquiries regarding potential side effects, consult your vet.

Is it safe to administer Rimadyl along with other medications?

Do not combine Rimadyl with other NSAIDs such as aspirin or etodolac, or with steroids like cortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone, or triamcinolone.

Inform your vet of all medications previously administered to your dog, as well as any medications you intend to give alongside Rimadyl. This should include extra over-the-counter medications. Your veterinarian may need to confirm if it is safe to give all of your dog's medications at the same time.

If my dog ingests more Rimadyl than the recommended amount, what actions should I take?

If your dog ingests too much Rimadyl, ensure you contact your vet right away.

What is the proper way to store Rimadyl Caplets/Chewable Tablets?

Rimadyl Caplets/Chewable Tablets are designed to taste good to animals. Keep Rimadyl Chewable Tablets in a secured storage area out of the reach of your dog and other pets. If your dog ingests more than your veterinarian prescribed, or if your other pets take Rimadyl Caplets/Chewable Tablets, contact your veterinarian right away.

What other information do I need to have about Rimadyl?

This document contains a brief overview of details regarding Rimadyl. If you have any inquiries or worries regarding Rimadyl, osteoarthritis, or surgical pain, consult with your vet.

Like all other prescribed medications, Rimadyl should only be administered to the specific dog for which it was prescribed. It should only be administered to your dog for the specific condition for which it was prescribed.

Regularly discussing your dog's reaction to Rimadyl during their routine checkups is crucial. Your veterinarian will assess whether your dog's response is as expected and will determine if Rimadyl treatment should be continued. For any suspected negative side effects, contact Zoetis at 1-888-963-8471.