Zoetis will continue to be the exclusive sponsor of the American Humane Association Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician Awards(TM), and the company's RIMADYL
K-9 Courage Program(TM) will again sponsor the Military Dog category at the Hero Dog Awards.
Crowded into a dusty alley off Adams Street, on the north side of the Territorial Vineyards and Wine Company building, the 15-odd-member crew worked to clean up all manner of things - old mattresses, half-melted cassette tapes, decomposing strips of cloth, cigarette butts, crushed cans and empty containers of Rimadyl
, a pain reliever for dogs.
The advent of the canine anti-inflammatories Rimadyl
and Deramaxx have almost single-handedly prolonged the hunting careers of old and arthritic dogs; they thwart serious pain, even bone cancers; and, for our purposes, they very effectively comfort injured or achy duck dogs.
Empirical treatment was initiated with butorphanol (2-4 mg/kg IM ql2h; Torbugesic, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Fort Dodge, IA, USA), carprofen (1 mg/kg PO ql2h; Rimadyl
, Pfizer Animal Health, Exton, PA, USA), amoxicillin trihydrate with clavulanate potassium (75 mg/kg PO ql2h; Clavamox, Pfizer Animal Health), hetastarch (1.
Medications used for the treatment of arthritis include NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Metacam, Previcox, Deramaxx, and Rimadyl
Prior to presentation, he had been receiving Rimadyl
(carprofen, an nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) (75 mg orally twice a day) and tramadol (50 mg to 100 mg orally 3 times a day) to control pain associated with DJD.
Five-year-old Labrador Honey had swallowed around 100 Rimadyl
Q My 15-year-old male dog has been taking half a rimadyl
tablet a day for arthritis for more than a year and two weeks ago was diagnosed with anal cancer.
One of these coloured feeds was treated with an analgesic, carprofen (Pfizer animal health, rimadyl
injection) at a dose of 80 mg/kg of feed.
The FDA's recent warning regarding NSAID's use in humans and Merck's withdrawal of Vioxx, together with well-publicized concerns about Rimadyl
in dogs, have pushed consumers to seek products felt to be safer, yet still effective.
companion-animal products Rimadyl
and Revolution and small-animal
The company that makes Rimadyl
, an arthritis medicine for dogs, is among the sponsors.