LRomane, My sincere condolences on your loss. What a tragic story. Perhaps it might help if you created a web page in memory of Rhys to tell your story so others might learn and be able to question their Vet about the use of Rimadyl. Years ago my then ten year old Lab suffered a bloat condition and barely survived. I had never heard about bloat so I started to research the condition. The result was a web page I posted to warn others about this often fatal condition. Here is the link to that site: http://home.flash.net/~jdebess/index.htm I think you should do a similar page so you can share what you have learned with others and hopefully save other dogs from this sad fate. It would be a great tribute to Rhys. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.