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Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen)

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This item is an Rx medication or Food and requires a prescription. Once you place the order, the Pet360 Pharmacist will work directly with your veterinarian to verify the prescription and dosage information.

The medication for your pet will ship within one business day of verification. It will ship from the Pet360 Pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Pet360 Pharmacy is Vet Vipps Certified, meets or exceeds all United States veterinary pharmaceutical standards, and may legally ship to all 50 states.

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*Please Note: Picture displayed may not depict actual product. Any represented trademarks are property of the respective companies What is Carprofen? Carprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication that helps relieve the pain and inflammation that occurs with arthritis in dogs. It also helps bring relief from other joint problems and can help your pet to feel better after surgery. Carprofen is the generic alternative to Rimadyl, Novox, and Vetprofenl. Formulated for: Dogs.The safety of Carprofen in puppies under 6 weeks of age has not been established. Some veterinarians may prescribe for small animals and birds although this medication is labeled for dogs only. Do not use with cats. How is this medication given? Carprofen can be given once a day or it can be split into twice daily dosing. Your veterinarian will determine the dosage of medication and the frequency at which it should be given. Give this medication by mouth (orally). Gastrointestinal upset including vomiting and diarrhea may be minimized if Carprofen is given with food. Carprofen should be given at the lowest dose necessary to help your dog to feel better. You should never administer Carprofen to a pet other than the one for which it has been prescribed for. How does it work? Chemicals in the body called prostaglandins are reduced with Carprofen. Since prostaglandins trigger inflammation, minimizing them helps decrease inflammation and pain that occurs as a result of arthritis, surgery, and other joint conditions. What results can I expect? Symptoms of arthritis include stiffness, trouble walking, and difficulty rising. These symptoms can be relieved with Carprofen although this medication will not cure arthritis since there is no known cure for this chronic condition. Your dog should start to feel better although results vary in each individual. If you discontinue Carprofen you may notice your dogs symptoms returning. What Form(s) does Carprofen come in? scored tablets (caplets).Dose and Administration: Novox is an oral medication that your pet takes by mouth. It can be give one to two times daily but your veterinarian will determine the dose and frequency that is ideal for your dog. Giving Carprofen with food can sometimes help to decrease gastrointestinal upset. If you miss a dose, you should give as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, just skip the dose that you missed so that you do not give two doses at once. Only give Carprofen to the dog for which your veterinarian has prescribed it for. If there are any questions or problems giving your dog this medication, consult your veterinarian immediately. Minimize your dogs arthritis and joint pain and improve his/her quality of life with Carprofen. Possible Side Effects: The most commonly reported side effect is gastrointestinal upset which may result in vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. Stomach ulcers may also develop and this can cause your dog to have bloody stools, black stools, or constipation in addition to other gastrointestinal signs. Sometimes the kidneys and liver may be affected. Symptoms of kidney problems include increased thirst, increased urination, and changes in the color and smell of your pets urine. If liver problems occur, you may notice jaundice (yellowing of the gums, skin, or eyes). Pale gums, shedding, incoordination, seizures, behavioral changes, and other less common side effects are also possible. If your pet is allergic to this medication, he/she may display symptoms such as facial swelling, hives, scratching, and sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. Contact veterinarian if abnormalities occur.

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Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen)
 
4.6

(based on 191 reviews)

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    (50)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (151)
  • Easy to use (131)
  • No side effects (86)
  • Long-lasting (51)
  • Gentle (49)

Cons

  • Side effects (11)
  • Difficult to administer (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Older pets (148)
  • Daily care (126)
  • Short-term care (10)
  • Younger pets (5)
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    • Long-time pet owner (184)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

CARPROFEN

KATY, A 6 YR OLD FEMALE DACHOUND (RESCUE DOG)

SUFFERS FROM ARTHRITIS IN HER FRONT FEET. SINCE

STARTING HER ON THIS MEDICATION SEVERAL MONTHS

SHE...Read complete review

KATY, A 6 YR OLD FEMALE DACHOUND (RESCUE DOG)

SUFFERS FROM ARTHRITIS IN HER FRONT FEET. SINCE

STARTING HER ON THIS MEDICATION SEVERAL MONTHS

SHE HAS NOT COMPLAINED ONCE. SHE IS HER NORMAL

HAPPY SELF. THANK YOU CARPROFEN

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Avoid!

Tried "Carprofen" from PetFoodDirect when the price of generic Rimadyl from my vet increased. I "saved" $20 for 60 pills (100mg) over the vet.
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Tried "Carprofen" from PetFoodDirect when the price of generic Rimadyl from my vet increased. I "saved" $20 for 60 pills (100mg) over the vet.

HOWEVER, within 2 weeks of use, my 13 year old dog with spinal degenerative disease was having a harder time getting up. In another week, she could only walk ~20 yards without crapping out. I switched back to Novox from my vet, and in 5 days, she's back to walking 200 yards, and is getting up much more easily. I'm frankly concerned that there's less or no active ingredient in the generic pills sold by PetFoodDirect.

Bottom line? Company policy is to refuse to accept returned meds, so it looks like I'm stuck with the original bottle plus a second one (unopened). I'm going back to my vet, whose medication significantly improves my dog's quality of life. Buyer beware!

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3.0

Good price; slow delivery

By Maine Yankee

from Alna, Maine

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • No Side Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Pets

    Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen):

    nothing

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    keeps our Annie pain free

    By Dan

    from Louisiana

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Effective

    Cons

    • Side Effects

    Best Uses

    • Comfort Care For A Termin
    • Daily Care
    • Older Pets
    • Short-Term Care

    Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen):

    This generic form has worked well for our old dog. She is dying and the affordable price has allowed us to keep her pain under control. We could not afford the name-brand pain medication form our vet, so your pricing has made it possible keep Annie at home for as long as she stays comfortable. She must take it with food due to the drugs side effects so as long as she has an appetite we will be able to post pone the inevitable.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Wish Corgi could tell me if it's working!

    By ProofreaderChristine

    from Folsom, CA

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • No Side Effects

    Cons

    • Hard To Cut Into Quarters
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Care
    • Older Pets

    Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen):

    Hard to tell if this product is working as well as expected but it is highly recommended by our vet, so we're continuing to use it.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor Quality

    By Drew

    from Marietta, GA

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Side Effects

    Best Uses

      Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen):

      I previously purchased Carprofen from my vet and it provided great relief to my six year old dog. Immediately after using the the same 75mg Carprofen product from Pet 360 she returned to her previous condition. Clearly they're using a poor quality product. They do not stand behind they're product and would refund my on the six month supply I bought.

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My dog is 11 years old and has arthritis.

      By VinnysGranny

      from Fremont Center, N.Y.

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Effective
      • No Side Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Care
        • Older Pets

        Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen):

        I give my dog 1/2 pill in the morning and 1/2 pill at night.

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