Not puppy related – WARNING PLEASE BE AWARE ref Rimadyl

I have known for years that the drug Rimadyl could cause problems in dogs resulting in liver failure with longterm use, so I have always been hesitant about its use.  However I have read quite a disturbing article that this drug has caused a large number of deaths, not just from long term use but more as an immediate side effect.

Rimadyl is also known as Carprofen (injectable form).  It is used for the treatment of joint pain – it is an anti-inflammatory.

The problem is not aided by the fact reporting of side effects of drugs in animals is not as stringent in this country as it is in America.

Be aware and ask your vets questions if you are concerned.