Q. My dog just had surgery and is taking rimadyl. He has early stages of kidney damage. Is there something better that I can be giving him instead?
A. Yes, there are different pain relief medications that are safer to use but they all are prescription only therefore you need to see your vet in order to get them . Which one will be prescribed will also depend on the surgery your dog had and any other health concerns. Remember that no human medication can be safely used in dogs, I would therefore recommend that you consult your veterinarian for further advice on the best course of action.