Rimadyl (Carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in dogs for the treatment of pain associated with surgery and dental procedures. Carprofen is also used for the treatment of inflammation in dogs for conditions such as arthritis or hip dysplasia.
The usual dose of carprofen in dogs is 1mg/lb Twice a day given with food to reduce stomach upset. (Or 2mg/lb Once daily)
The dog should be examined and blood work performed prior to the beginning of therapy. Kidney and liver function should be monitored during treatment.