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Has anyones dog had a reaction to anti inflammatory tablets? the vet give my dog some for his leg until he had a major reaction to them causing blood to coming out of places where blood shouldnt be coming out of


he spend last weekend in the vet of a drip and been pumped with other drugs and at one point it was touch and go if he was going to pull through

luckily he did and is just about back to normal now
 

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Rimadyl (Carprophen) can have extreme side effects and dogs have died as a result. Metacam is a similar drug and can also cause lethal problems. The whole issue of anti-inflammatory drugs is a sensitive one and unfortunately is one that many dog owners are not aware of. Having said that - there are many dogs who live a much more comfortable life because of these drugs - but they really do need to be used with extreme caution.

Glad to hear that your dog is now well on the road to recovery.
 
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Yes. My black Lab was violently sick within about 20 mins of taking Rimadyl, she also developed awful diarrhoea within hours of one dose of Metacam. It is now on her notes she isn*t to be prescribed these drugs, which has always been a problem, as she has ED and Arthritis and then last year ruptured a Cruciate Ligament too. That said, I give her Devil*s Claw daily (which is a natural AI) and Paracetamol or Tramadol (on the advise of the vet) if she is in any pain instead, and she copes really well with these.

I*m sorry to hear your boy was so ill, but I*m glad he*s on the mend now. Just make sure any vets or specialists who treat him know he isn*t to be prescribed again whatever made him so ill.
 

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Just read this thread. I very nearly lost my first labrador. She was prescribed anti inflammatories for a sore shoulder. I came downstairs the next morning to find she had haemorrhaged in the night and blood was coming out of both ends. She was extremely ill and spent a long time recovering.
I am pleased to read your dog is ok. I am very reluctant to let my dogs have rimadyl now. My young dog has ED and was given an an anti inflammatory injection before I could voice my concerns. I spent the next 2 days constantly watching him. He was fine but I am still reluctant to use them.
 
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