BEWARE Rimadyl Chewable tablets can be DANGEROUS

It seems that the Rimadyl Chewable Tabs are flavored so well a great deal of dogs are getting into the bottle and are OVER DOSING on these chewable Tablets.     I was at the emergency Vet this Weekend with some Dogs who had done just that , gotten the Plastic bottle off of the Counter and chewed in open and comsuped 46 75mg Liver Flavor Chewable Rimadyl .   The Vets at the Hospital said they had 8 incidents that weekend and on a regular basis of dogs getting into these Liver Flavored Chewable.   Very Very Very TOXIC to the Kidneys and Liver of dogs.


Rimadyl is sold in tablets that are NOT flavored and are quite a bit less expensive OR be very very careful with the bottle of Flavored Chewable Rimadyl.


Dog Medications for Enlarged Heart Vet Medin

I just wanted to update on how well Murphy continues to do on Vet Medin


He is doing great

From the Research I have done his prognosis would have been within 6 months without the Vet Medin.


I am happy

Med for Dog Enlarged Heart & Congestive Heart Failure Vetmedin

Hi there

I said I would report back on the Rimadyl for Arthritis and Vetmedin for Enlarged Heart my little Dog Murphey has been taking now for a month and a half.   Murphey was Diagnosed with both Enlarged Heart (Not now, hopefully never Congestive Heart Failure, but often a pre condition) and damage to his spine, disks causing pain and Arthritis.

Rimadyl         Murphey is prescribed it 1/2 a 25mg tab two times a day for Arthritis Pain and inflamed disks.   However as I mentioned in the last blog after researching potential Side Effects of Rimadyland I decided I did not wish to take such a risk at this time because, even though it makes him feel and act at least 5 years younger he is still ok without it (especially now with the Vetmedin) slower without the Rimdyl and sleeps more but is not in pain or unable to enjoy his day and time out in the yard he just can’t have long walks.   So instead of teh prescribed dose…..

I have been giving Murphey Rimadyl PRN aprox 3 to 4 times a week a few hours before we go for a long walk.   His behavior and stamina are amazing and he feels and acts fantastic I can tell he feels great and is able to manage the walk w myself and Our Pack and has a great deal of fun.   We do walk a bit slower than we would without him but he loves it and even runs ahead when previously he would drag behind as though he were 20 years old…With the Rimadyl he is skippy and happy and great.   I still that at this time Potential Side Effects are such that I choose to give it to him only 3 or 4 times a week especially as the Vetmedin prescribed at the same time as the Rimadyl for his Englarged Heart has helped so much also.

Vetmedin      As for the Med prescribed for his Enlarged Heart Vetmedin…It is working FANTASTICALLY…He feels much better and is much less sleepy than he was before starting the Med, his legs do not give out from under him and he is not wobbly, which he was before he took the Vetmedin.  He would get so tired before a symptom of a Heart in difficulty.

I read Online Research that once a dog is diagnosed with Enlarged Heart the Prognosis is 6 months or a little more.   I called my Vet frantically and she said that was the case before Vetmedin however now she has known many dogs on it to live years after such a diagnosis.   I am overjoyed.   I read also that it was controversial to give Vetmedin until the Diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure however more and more it seems through tests and the experience of Vet’s and Pet Owners that it works Fantastically well as soon as the Heart is Enlarged.

I will keep you all up to date on Murpheys progress with these two Meds


I was recently prescribed Rimadyl for my aprox 9 year old small dog…he is a mix of unknown origin and weighs 15lb

He has had some what of a problem with his hind quarters however nothing super painful or debilitating,  he also has an enlarged heart which I think is the main cause of the lethargic symptoms he was exhibiting and for which he was prescribed two new Medications during the same visit.    The lab X-ray did show he had some fusing in two of his vertebrae so this was proof some thing was going on.

The 2nd day of treatment my baby was feeling so good it was like he was 10 years younger and was able to come on long walks with us, some thing he had been less and less able to do over the last few months.   I was absolutely over joyed.

I decided to read a little about Rimadyl before ordering more of it and was really concerned by my findings.

It seems there has been a great deal of Controversy with Rimadyl and its Side Effects one of which is Death.

There are a lot of opinions and a lot of speculation however Death has certainly been suffered by a large number of Dogs and heartbreak by their Human Loved ones.

I will not go into all the details, it is quite easy with a Google Search of “Is Rimadyl Safe” it will take some time to wade through the articles.

The main thing I wish to emphasize is that just as so many other Pet Parents reported, my Vet did not tell me any of this, in fact she told me Side Effects were minimal…Yes in some dogs they are,……except for the ones that Die.

So what I really wish to stress is RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH Your PET’S MEDICATIONS….Don’t simply trust Vet’s even though we wish we could…

With today’s technology we can find information ourselves and empower our own decisions on the care of our beloved Pet’s…for goodness sake they live short enough lives as it is even in the best health as their life span is so short compared to what we would like it to be, we don’t need them endangered by mis information.

I discontinued the Rimadyl two X daily for my baby as even though he felt great I just chose, after research, not to take the chance.   He seems to be doing really well on the new Heart Medication he was given and that seems to be making him feel much better and less lethargic…I will report on that in a week or so.

What I have done and will likely continue to do is give him a Rimadyl PRN. a few hours before he and the rest of the Pack accompany me for a hike to the lake or River…on both occassions I did this he enjoyed it a lot and although not as springy and running ahead as when he was on two pills per day…he was able to keep up and enjoyed it a great deal.



New Cat Cafe

 What’s better than a good cup of Joe? How about a coffee date with the purrfect feline companion.

Cat Town Cafe & Adoption Center in Oakland, Calif., which is being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S., opened its doors on Saturday.

“I thought of having a cafe because I thought it’s a way of passively luring people in who aren’t necessarily thinking about adopting, but once they come in they’ll see a cat and realize that there’s a void in their life and will make room for that cat,” Cat Town founder and president Ann Dunn told Reuters.

San Francisco Bay-area cat lovers can reserve an hour of Cat Zone playtime with the adorable kitties when they donate $10 to the center’s adoption efforts.

Walk-ins are welcome, but these patrons aren’t guaranteed quality time in the Cat Zone, according to the website.

Those looking for their caffeine fix can get coffee and human treats in the other section of the cafe, Eater San Francisco reported.

The pawsome cafe is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, while the Cat Zone opens at 10 a.m.

All of the kitties at Cat Town Cafe are up for adoption.
All of the kitties at Cat Town Cafe are up for adoption.
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  • All of the kitties at Cat Town Cafe are up for adoption.
  • They can also reserve time in the cats’ play area.
  • Visitors can get their caffeine fix at the Oakland cafe.


While this is the first permanent cat cafe to open in the U.S., New York welcomed America’s first pop-up cat cafe in April.

Construction recently began on KitTea in San Francisco, which will be a tea house where guests can play with and adopt rescued cats.