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I wasn't given any pain meds for Posh after her spay, and felt bad about this...Can you imagine having a hysterectomy without getting pain pills?!?
However, my vet is against using pain meds for spay/neuter surgeries because he thinks it sometimes gives the dog a false sense as to what they can and can't do...aka doing too much because they feel good.
Posh did a lot of lying in her crate resting for at least four days, and we were very careful not to get near her suture. She came around totally healed after about a week or so.
I too gave something similar to my dane for his arthritis, and I had read that it has affects the liver...he was at the end of his days, so we just wanted to keep him comfy. I wouldn't use the rimadyl for an extended period of time, but I bet for short term it would be okay.