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Previcox for Your Dog’s Joint Pain
Stiff, painful joints are a common problem in dogs, and it is estimated that arthritis affects one out of every five dogs over one year of age. When your dog develops painful, arthritic joints it can greatly affect his mobility and quality of life. If your dog has been diagnosed with degenerative joint disease, there are steps you can take to make him more comfortable. While arthritis cannot be “cured,” controlling your dog’s pain and inflammation with a medication such as Previcox will help your dog lead a happier and more active life.
What is Previcox?
Previcox is a fast-acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (“NSAID”) used for managing your dog’s joint pain and inflammation.
How much Previcox do I give my dog?
Previcox is a flavored, chewable tablet which makes giving medicine as easy as giving your dog a treat. Previcox is available in 57mg and 227mg doses, and in 10 tablet packs or 60 tablet bottles. Previcox is a prescription medication, and your veterinarian will advise you regarding the recommended dose of Previcox for your dog. The usual dose of Previcox is 2.27mg per pound of dog’s weight, administered once a day. It is important to exactly follow your veterinarian’s instructions about how to use Previcox for your dog.
Does Previcox have side effects?
Previcox has been demonstrated to be safe at the recommended dose, and is well-tolerated by most dogs. The most common side effect of an NSAID is digestive upset. You may give your dog Previcox with or without food, but giving with food may reduce the chance of stomach upset. Less common side effects of Previcox are stomach ulcers, and side-effects involving the liver or kidneys. It is recommended that your dog be regularly monitored for side effects by your veterinarian when taking Previcox. Be sure to contact your veterinarian immediately if you suspect your dog is experiencing a side-effect from Previcox usage.
What else should I know about Previcox?
Previcox is for use in dogs, and should not be given to cats. Previcox is for use in dogs 7 weeks of age and older, and weighing at least 12.5 pounds or more. While response time varies between individual dogs, when using Previcox, you should see a marked improvement in your dog within days.
If your dog suffers from joint pain, discuss with your veterinarian whether Previcox is the right choice to control your dog’s pain and inflammation.
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