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Hi again. Doing some research on what's going on with Tucker and I'm starting to think I know the answer. He has been on Rimadyl 2x a day since he got neutered and I have just stumbled upon a ton of information stating that Rimadyl is not good for dogs and can cause a lot of serious side effects, one of which is vomiting bile (liver issues). Does anyone here have any experience or opinion of this drug? We are going to call the vet and make them see him on THEIR dime since they prescribed this drug without telling us the side effects or risks and try to figure out what's going on.
 

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When was he neutered? He shouldn't need to be on it for very long, it sounds like he's been getting it for days?
 

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He was neutered on July 18. They had us give it to him once in the morning and once at night, he took his last one Tuesday, which was July 26, so he was on it for 7 days (he started it on July 19).
 

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He was neutered on July 18. They had us give it to him once in the morning and once at night, he took his last one Tuesday, which was July 26, so he was on it for 7 days (he started it on July 19).
Rimadyl seems kind of unnecessary, I don't believe it's usually used for such a simple procedure. I mean, it's not even normally given out for spays which are more invasive. And to prescribe it for a week?

I haven't had a dog neutered (we mostly have girls) recently but when Rocky was neutered he only got pain meds for that day (not Rimadyl, let me know if you want me to look up what he got) and only because I asked for them. The place that neuters the foster dogs only seems to give one shot of pain meds for that day and nothing else. They only get more if there was a complication in the surgery. I could see maybe wanting to give pain meds for another day but a week seems excessive (especially when using such an intense drug!).
 

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Thanks for the info. I had never heard of it before it was given to Tucker and I didn't even think twice about it until he threw up. Not sure that it's related to the medicine or not, his eyes are not yellow or anything so that's good. We have had bad thunderstorms the past 2 nights in a row and I'm pretty sure he's having some upset due to being scared/nervous. You know he has a super-sensitive stomach anyway and any kind of nervousness throws it off! We fasted him for 24 hours and fed him tonight and he did not throw anything up. He was even a little peppier and playing again, so hopefully that's all it was. I'm very curious though about the Rimadyl and when Milo goes next month for a Bordetella booster, I'm going to ask them why they gave it to him. Thanks :)
 

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Tucker is doing great today, no more episodes of vomiting and his energy level is good. He's playing and everything as normal. Whew!
 

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Glad to hear he's feeling better today!

My dog was given Rimadyl after his neuter as well, but not for a week. On the day of his neuter he got one dose that evening, and then two doses the next day (one in the morning and one at night), but that was it.

I can understand giving pain meds for a short while after surgery, but for a week after a normal neuter seems excessive to me.
 

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Awww, you guys are making me feel bad :( I mean, I just gave him what they gave us. I didn't know it was not good for him or that it was excessive. Luckily he's doing fine.
 
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