Rimadyl (Carprofen) Caplets for Dogs

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Canine osteoarthritis (OA) is both a common and chronic condition that many dogs are diagnosed with. Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory prescription medication (NSAID) used to help relieve the pain and inflammation associated with OA, joint abnormalities, and can also help relieve pain from surgery. Over 26 million dogs have been treated with Rimadyl, making it one of the most trusted NSAID prescribed by vets. By giving your dog one or two easy-to-use caplets a day, you can help manage his pain and inflammation, so he can stay active and continue his daily dog duties. This medication is tolerated by most dogs with allergies to meat proteins.


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.

Possible Side Effects

Contact your veterinarian if your pet is experiencing bloody, black or tarry stools as this could be an indication of a more serious problem.

Drug & Food Interactions

If your pet is being given aspirin or another NSAID or any an over-the-counter cough, allergy, or pain medication, or any steroid drug, be sure to discuss the possible interactions with your veterinarian. Other drugs not listed may also cause reactions. Discuss all prescribed or over-the-counter medications your pet is taking with your vet.


Before taking Rimadyl, discuss with your veterinarian if your pet has an allergy to aspirin, any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), or is lactating or pregnant. Your veterinarian should also be notified if your dog has an ulcer or bleeding in the stomach, liver or kidney disease, congestive heart failure, fluid retention, bleeding disorders, heart disease, or high blood pressure.

Also available in chewable tablets.

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    Rimadyl, Carprieve, Norocarp, Novox, Quellin, Rovera, Vetprofen

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    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.

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    Joint Pain/Arthritis, Pain, Recovery

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Recommended Dosage

The recommended dosage for oral administration to dogs is 2 mg/lb of body weight daily or divided and administered as 1 mg/lb twice daily. For the control of postoperative pain, administer approximately 2 hours before the procedure. This medication is also available in a chewable tablet form.

Storage Instructions

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


What Is Rimadyl?

Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) approved by the FDA for once- or twice-daily dosing to relieve the pain and inflammation in the joints of dogs with arthritis.

Did You Know?

  • 20% of dogs over 1 year of age in the United States are believed to be suffering from osteoarthritis. However, many dogs with this disease remain undiagnosed and never get the treatment they need.
  • Human arthritis medications like aspirin can be toxic to your dog. Dogs should not be given aspirin because it can potentially harm joint cartilage and the structure of healthy joints. Aspirin can also cause gastrointestinal (GI) and kidney problems.
  • Osteoarthritis can be treated but cannot be cured — that’s why it’s important for you to continue to treat your dog’s arthritis even if he or she seems better. As the disease progresses, there can be additional destruction of cartilage and damage to other parts of the joint, as well as production of extra bone around the joint.
  • Long-term treatment provides continuous improvement in your dog’s arthritis pain and mobility, allowing your dog to continue participating in and enjoying the family activities you love to do together.
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    This is Great ... my Pomeranian tore his ACL, and had to go to swim therapy for 6 weeks. Our vet. gave Nick these pills for pain, and he ate them right out of my hand. He never takes pills that easy, and you could tell it helped him tremendously. I kept a few on hand, just incase he ever had a need for pain relief.

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  • Small pill hard to dispense

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    The pill is so tiny it wouldn’t work with Sweetpea’s Rx that called for a quarter pill. No way to cut that small. Rimadyl from Vet was square and easy to quarter. Still love Chewy! Everything else we buy is perfect!

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  • Help my older dog move better.

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    I use for my dog who is 15 1/2 years old especially in cold weather.

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  • This works great on my pomeranians

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    Rimadyl is great for their leg arthritis. One of them just chews it without any disguise peanut butter or cheese. It can't be that bad tasting or they wouldn't eat it.

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