Q. Can carprofen cause breathing problems our dog has been on the drug several months.
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. Carprofen is generally regarded as safe for long term use if the animals condition requires management (such as arthritis etc which cannot be cured). The panting may be related to break through pain or some other condition such as a heart or lung complaint and should be investigated. The main adverse events with carprofen would be related to gastrointestinal tract, kidneys and occasionally liver changes, a blood test would help to rule any of these out