Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs are the new generation medications that are used in the treatment of pain, inflammation and fever in humans and dogs. These agents are very effective in managing pain and inflammation in dogs that they have been used in dogs of all age and gender. However, NSAIDS cause a set of side effects that are mild and can be managed easily. So it is important to be informed about the possibilities due to NSAIDs.
Some of the side effects that may occur due to NSAIDs in dogs are vomiting, reduced appetite, bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, ulcerations, perforations. Also on long term use NSAIDs are associated with liver and kidney damage. Therefore, NSAIDs should not be given to the pets without doctor’s advice. In case any such side effect is noticed in dogs, the owners may consult the veterinarian immediately so that the side effects may be curbed at the initial stage and any further consequences may be prevented.
Deramaxx for dogs only:
Deramaxx is an NSAID medication that is specially designed for dogs and it contains deracoxib as the active ingredient. Deramaxx for dogs only is available in 3 different doses, 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg. use of deramaxx is to be done only after consulting the doctor. Self administration of this medicine to the dog is not exclusive of harmful effects. The dosage and directions also should be set by the doctor and should not be violated. For the information of the reader as per the dosage recommendations specified on 1800petmeds.com, the usual dose of deramaxx in treating post operative pain and inflammation is in the range of 1.4 to 1.8 mg per pound body weight of the dog per day. Deramaxx may also be used in treating osteoarthritis related pain and swelling, the dose is 0.45 to 0.91 mg per pound body weight per day. The dose of deramaxx may be repeated for not more than 7 days. Soon after the completion of dose of deramaxx, the dog may be taken to the veterinarian for further consultation.
Rimadyl for dogs only:
Rimadyl for dogs only is another NSAID medication that contains caprofen as the key ingredient. This medicine may be used in treating pain and inflammation caused due to diseases like arthritis, joint disease, and hip dysplasia etc. rimadyl is the best choice for treating fever in dogs too. Rimadyl for dogs is available in the form of caplets and chewables. The usual strengths of rimadyl available are 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg.
Like any other NSAIDs, rimadyl for dogs only should not be self administred to the pet by the pet owner. Please consider the advice and directions of the doctor before going for rimadyl. Rimadyl is safe for use in dogs of age 6 weeks and more. the approximate dose of rimadyl is 2 mg per pound body weight as a single dose or 1 mg per pound body weight as a double dose that may taken at suitable interval of time.