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Carprofen Pain Medication for Dogs

Vetprofen for dogs contains the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) carprofen and is used to treat joint pain and inflammation caused by arthritis or following surgical procedures. By inhibiting the activity of cyclooxygenase, Vetprofen pet meds reduce pain and inflammation associated with chronic osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia and help break fevers. Available in easy to swallow caplets and various strengths.

Vetprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, for dogs. It treats pain and inflammation resulting from arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other joint problems, as well as from surgical and dental procedures. Vetprofen also reduces fever. It controls symptoms with one easy dose per day.

Benefits of Vetprofen:

  • Lessens pain and inflammation in the joints
  • Minimizes postoperative pain and inflammation
  • Provides comfort following dental procedures
  • Brings down a fever
  • Easily administered oral caplets
  • Once-daily dosing controls symptoms
  • Steroid-free
  • Effective prescription-strength treatment

Vetprofen is only for use in dogs at least 6 weeks old. Do not give to cats or other animals. Not for use in humans.

Children should not administer Vetprofen.

Review all manufacturer directions and precautionary statements prior to use.

The following directions represent a standard use. Use exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.


  1. Give dogs 2 mg per pound of body weight. Hand-feed directly.
  2. Administer the full dose once daily. Sometimes a prescription instructs administering 1 mg per pound of body weight twice daily instead.
  3. Give a dose 2 hours prior to surgical or dental procedures.
  4. Administer Vetprofen with food to minimize stomach upset.
  5. Allow your dog plenty of water.

Frequency of Use:

Vetprofen is usually given once per day. Doses are occasionally divided in half and given twice per day.


Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store in original container at room temperature, between 59-86 degrees F.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Vetprofen is indicated for relief from the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, hip dysplasia, joint abnormalities, and other joint-related problems. It is also indicated to treat and help prevent pain from dental procedures and postoperative discomfort and to reduce fever. This product does not contain steroids; it is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Caplets are scored and dosages are calculated in half-caplet increments.

Vetprofen Caplet Ingredients: Carprofen 25 mg, 75 mg, or 100 mg


Keep this product out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Vetprofen is intended for use in dogs at least 6 weeks old. Do not use in humans or other animals.

Dogs should undergo a thorough veterinary examination prior to beginning any NSAID regimen.

Use as prescribed.

CAUTION: Do not use in dogs with a hypersensitivity to carprofen. Tell your veterinarian if your dog is allergic to aspirin or another NSAID. Seek emergency veterinary care for an allergic reaction. Signs may include itching, rash, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, facial swelling, seizures, or coma.

Not for use in dogs with bleeding disorders.

The safety of Vetprofen in pregnant, lactating, and breeding dogs has not been established.

The most common side effect with carprofen use is stomach upset. More serious adverse reactions include increased thirst and urination, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, anemia, bloody or tarry stool, jaundice, abnormal behavior, seizures, or others. In rare instances, death may occur. Discontinue use and consult your veterinarian right away if you observe any adverse effects.

Vetprofen and similar NSAIDs may be associated with renal, hepatic, and gastrointestinal toxicity.

Seek emergency veterinary treatment for a possible overdose. Signs may include vomiting, diarrhea, blurry vision, headache, dizziness, slowed breathing, panting, seizures, and little or no urinary output.

Talk to your veterinarian before using any other drugs or supplements concurrently with Vetprofen or any other NSAID therapy.

In the event of human ingestion, consult your doctor or a poison control center.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

For a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or to report adverse reactions call: 1-800-835-9496.

ANADA # 200-397, Approved by FDA

Manufactured by: Belcher Pharmaceuticals, LLC, 12393 Belcher Road, Suite 420, Largo, Florida 33773

Distributed by: Vétoquinol U.S.A., Inc., 4250 N. Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX (USA) 76137

October 2010



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