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Anti-infamitories for arthitis are likely to be permentent with adjustment made periodically to amount based on pain and other factors. NSAIDs which rimadyl is one are especial hard on a canines stomach and prolonged use can effect liver function. Rimadyl is most often prescribed for dogs because it is gentler on the canine stomach than asprin. Other Nsaids like advil are potential killers. Duramaxx a cox-2 inhibitor and as such less likely gastrointestinal problems but again not without some long term risk

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