RIMADYL Can Help Your Dog with Osteoarthritis
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". 8
RIMADYL Can Keep Your Best Pal Active
Does your dog have arthritis? If your dog is showing any of the following signs of arthritis, talk to your veterinarian.
- No longer greets you at the door
- General decrease in activity or exercise
- Reluctance to walk, run, climb, jump or play
- Stiffness or decreased movement of joints
- Limping or lameness
- Difficulty rising from a resting position
- Lagging behind on walks
- Soreness when touched
- Yelping or whimpering
- Changes in personality, such as acting aggressive or withdrawn
- Flattening ears against their head
- Licking the affected area
RIMADYL can help increase your dog's mobility by treating hip pain or pain in other joints, inflammation and other discomforts of arthritis.8,11
Treatment of Osteoarthritis Requires a
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:
- Increased activity
- Preserved muscle mass and strength
- Regained function
- Medical treatment of arthritis should include weight control, exercise, and NSAIDs for an improved quality of life.12
RIMADYL Can Control Surgical Pain
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 RIMADYL 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.