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I'm waiting for my dogs Rimadyl Rx to arrive--is there an OTC alternative that i can i can give him for the next 1-2 days?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Angel, unfortunately, there is no equivalent to Rimadyl over the counter, I am sorry. In addition, most of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory over the counter are toxic to dogs and you should not start him on it. In addition, if you do give him an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory you will need to wait several days for the medication to wash out of the body before re-starting Rimadyl. The only option is calling your family veterinarian to see if they can dispense a few days worth of Rimadyl until you receive your Rimadyl in the mail. I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service. See you again soon!

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