One of the most common disease between dogs and human being is arthritis. As Arthritis affect people of any ages including children it also affect pet. A pet owner has to take proper care of their pet to keep pet from this disease. It is a common disease that affects dogs. Heavy and overweight dogs are more likely to experience symptoms because of the extra strain placed on ligaments and joints.

In the medical term arthritis is called as Inflammation of a joint. Arthritis are of various types like:-

1) Osteoarthritis
2) Rheumatoid arthritis
3) Septic arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common disease that affects one out of five dogs during their lifetime. The problem isn’t confined to older dogs. Hip dysplasia, ruptured cruciate ligaments, patella luxation, joint trauma, and other joint conditions can cause degenerative arthritis, even in young dogs. Large-breed dogs are affected more often than small dogs. Heavy dogs are more likely to experience symptoms because of the extra strain placed on ligaments and joints.

Signs and symptoms of arthritis in dogs are favoring a limb, difficulty sitting or standing, sleeping more, seeming to have stiff or sore joints, hesitancy to jump, run or climb stairs, weight gain, decreased activity or less interest in play, attitude or behavior changes and being less alert. Out of the number of five dogs one dog is suffering from arthritis.

Arthritis is common diseses between dogs and human being. Various medicines are available in the medical store for the treatment in human being, fortunately for the treatment of Arthritis in dogs medicines are available. One of the most trusted and recommended medicine by the vet is Carprofen. Carprofen is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of arthritis in dogs. Rimadyl is used to treat arthritis in pets. It is a NSAID and is used to control the pain caused after operations or otherwise. Rimadyl, generic Carprofen is available in the form of tablets and injection. Rimadyl is the main ingredient of Carprofen 100mg.

As it is a prescription medicine so before giving it to pet you should know full information about the medicine to avoid side effect. Precaution needs to be taken are as follows:-

1) Do not use Carprofen 100mg medicine if your pet is allergic to it or to its ingredient.
2) Use of Carprofen 100mg mau cause liver damage.
3) Pets allergic to Aspirin should not be given Carprofen medication.
4) Carprofen medicine should be used for dogs only.
5) Keep this medication away from the reach of children.
6) This medication should not be given to pregnant dogs without consulting vet.

Drug interaction

Do not give Carprofen 100mg to your dog with any other medicine as it may cause drug interaction. This medicine should not be use with the combination of NSAIDs, Meloxicam, Steroids, Digoxin and Enalapril medicine as it may cause drug interaction.

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