Our expert says:
cortizone has numerous side effects that can be life threatening. Rimadyl also has side effects but they are fewer. Both drugs are used in the treatment of arthritis but must NEVER be used at the same time or the side effects of both will be exaggerated and can lead to severe stomach ulcers. Please discuss any changes with your vet. It is often possible to reduce the Rimadyl dose to once daily at a lower strength. One can also use nutriceuticals like chondroitin. Using the latter often leads to lower doses of Rimadyl being required and in some cases a move the the nutriceuticals only can be managed.
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