Carodyl chewable tablets75mg are a medication used for dogs to treat and manage the pain and inflammation that can be caused by osteoarthritis. Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints and can cause pain, swelling and stiffness,particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog's activity and cause lameness.
Carodyl chewable tablets 75mg contain carprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) belonging to the propionic acid class that has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relief) and antipyretic (reduces fever)properties. NSAIDs inhibit the cyclo oxygenase (COX) enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of a variety of cellular processes as well as inflammation.
You should give your dog Carodyl 75 chewable tablets by mouth and with food. The recommended dose is 2-4mg per kg body weight (2.2lb)per day given in two equally divided doses. The same dose may be reduced to once daily after 7 days, depending on your dog's response and your veterinarian's recommendation. You should see signs of improvement within a few days.