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Compare EtoGesic to Etodolac to Novox

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Reduces Pain and Inflammation associated with Arthritis?
Reduces Fever?
Reduces Joint Stiffness?
Controls Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
Additional Benefits Also relieves pain and inflammation from hip dysplasia Generic equilavent to EtoGesic Also relieves pain and inflammation from hip dysplasia
What Makes it Different? Reduces hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body Contains same ingredient at EtoGesic for less per pill Generic equivalent to Rimadyl, comes in chewable tablet or caplet form
Recommended for? Dogs (over 12 months of age and weighing more than 11 pounds) Dogs (over 12 months of age and weighing more than 11 pounds) Dogs (Over 6 weeks of age)
Product Type Tablet Capsule or Tablet Chewable Tablet
Product Image (pill)
RX Required(Details)
How Long Does it Take to Work? Within Hours of Dose Within Hours of Dose Within Hours of Dose
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Ingredients Etodolac Etodolac Carprofen
Does it have long-term side effects? In target animal safety studies, EtoGesic Tablets were well tolerated clinically when given at the label dosage for periods as long as one year. Patients on long-term treatment with NSAIDs, including Etodolac, should have their hemoglobin or hematocrit checked if they exhibit any signs or symptoms of anemia. NSAID medicines may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. Laboratory studies in anesthetized dogs and clinical field studies have demonstrated that carprofen is well tolerated in dogs after oral administration.
Cautions EtoGesic should not be used on cats or pregnant or nursing animals. EtoGesic can increase the risk of serious effects of the stomach and intestines, including bleeding or perforation. At the first sign of anything abnormal, stop using EtoGesic and call your veterinarian. Do not use on Cats. Do not give to dogs that weigh less than 11 lbs. or under 12 months of age. Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, or swelling or rapid weight gain due to fluid retention. Do not use on cats.
What are Customers saying Pros Destiny has been on this product 14 of her 16 years due to a rare swelling of her paw. Now that she is older, it really takes the edge off. Wish more vets would reccomend it, just safer for the animals I've been giving this to my 11 year old Border Collie for 3 years now. She suffers from hip dysplesia and arthritis. After using Etodolac, she's back to running and playing with her frisbee and has no trouble getting up or sitting down. The product has been a tremendous help and I'm very glad my vet recommended it. My poor old Lady and I share problems getting up and down ... the Novox has really helped her. Wish I could take some! (Just kidding, of course.) It really has made a difference in her mobility - and her disposition. Thanks!
What Customers saying Cons - "Within 4 days her appetite decreased. " ...will not take Novox...I don't know if it has a bitter taste..."...may cause kidney failure.
Vet Recommendations Currently under review Etodolac is an excellent prescription nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication most useful in controlling acute and chronic joint inflammation, arthritis, as well as to help with fevers. It is the economic generic eqivalent to the prescription medication etogesic.  The only significant problem I have seen with this product is occasional bloody diarrhea and vomiting seen in sensitive pets.  It is important to have both blood work before use, and periodically if this product is used long term.  I give this product an overall ranking of a 4 out of 5. Currently under review

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The information presented is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.

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