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Is it safe to give rimadyl to cats If not what could I give

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Is it safe to give rimadyl to cats? If not what could I give my cat for pain?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kris replied 6 years ago.
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Rimadyl can be given to cats at a dosage of 0.5mg per kg body weight once daily. Do not give this for more than 5 days because it can cause liver problems and ulcers. If your cat needs pain medicaion long term, he'll need to have routine blood work done to monitor organ function and will need to be on antacids to help prevent ulcers. Your vet can give you other pain meds that have less side effects if long term use is needed.

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