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Question about remadal for arthritis

I've almost run out of Remadal for Maybull's arthritis. I can't get her any more until Monday afternoon. Is there an OTC med that I cn use? She's 45-50 lb. What's the dose?


AmyandSophia's picture

Someone else will know more, but...........

Maybe a simple aspirin would work for a day? A 325 mg coated Bayer maybe?


Amy and Sophia

Is she only going to miss a day? I know when Sadie

was on Deramaxx (similar to Rimadyl).  I wanted to try a new NSAID.  The vet did not want me giving any other NSAID for 7-10 days which would include aspirin.  I would not give her anything.  Poor baby,  maybe try to keep her quiet until you can get her meds.


My vet said the same thing

I was out of the Rymadil and had Deramaxx, but my vet said don't use them together. She actually said 15 days after the last Rymadil

Stephanie and David's picture

Would asparin work? What dose?

Poor baby.

Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture


I gave Norbert an aspirin a day, but he was not on Rimadyl. I was instructed to use the Rimadyl as needed, while using the aspirin. I agree not to use Rimadyl with Deramaxx.

But my vet had no concern using Aspirin along with Rimadyl as needed.

Norbert was about 65 lbs then and he if I remember right was getting an aspirin morning and night.

MacKenzie used to be on Rimadyl daily 50mg 2x. I started him on GLM powder (Green Lipped Muscle) and was able to totally wean him off the Rimadyl. In fact I ran out of GLM for a week and he got so stiff, I was surprised at how much of a difference it has made.

Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Mussel not muscle :)

With her weight I would give her 1/2 aspirin morning and evening.

Stephanie and David's picture

Thanks, everyone! I knew I could count on BDW.

For me, after Maybull's $3,000 expense with her cardiologist, cost is a concern. I'll look into all of these. Thanks for the advice, everyone.