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  • Deramaxx (deracoxib) Is Used For The Control Of Pain And Inflammation Associated With Orthopedic Surgery In Dogs. Deramaxx Is Available As 12mg, 25mg, 75mg And 100mg Beef Flavored Chewable Scored Tablets.

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    What is Deramaxx Chewable Tablets?

    Deramaxx is a prescribed non-steroidal medication used to reduce inflammation in dogs. It is often prescribed to treat chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis and for post operative pain management associated with orthopedic surgery and dental surgery in dogs.

    Who is Deramaxx Chewable Tablets for?

    Dogs

    Why use Deramaxx Chewable Tablets?

    - Treat Pain and inflammation in dogs
    - Control chronic pain from Osteoarthritis in dogs.
    - Reduce post operative pain.
    - Reduce inflammation post dental surgery in dogs.
    - Beef flavored chewable tablets
    - Does not block COX1 which aids in kidney function, blood clotting, and protects the stomach lining.

    How does Deramaxx Chewable Tablets work?

    Some NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, relieve pain and reduce inflammation by blocking the actions of both COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes. The COX-1 enzyme makes prostaglandins, chemicals necessary for many normal body functions, such as blood clotting, protection of the stomach lining and kidney function. DERAMAXX is different from traditional NSAIDs because at recommended doses it blocks the COX-2 enzyme and not the COX-1 enzyme.

    Generic Brands:

    Deracoxib

    Manufacturer:

    Elanco

    Active ingredient(s):

    Deracoxib

    How is Deramaxx Chewable Tablets sold?

    DERAMAXX tablets are available as 12 mg, 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg round, brownish, half-scored tablets in 30, 60 and 90 count bottles.

    What are the side effects of Deramaxx Chewable Tablets?

    As with all drugs in this class, side effects involving the digestive system, kidneys or liver may occur. These are normally mild, but may be serious. Pet owners should discontinue therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if side effects occur.

    What special precautions are there?

    Dogs needing a dose of less than 12.5 mg can only be accurately dosed through use of the 12 mg tablet, which can be broken in half to provide 6 mg. Do not attempt to accurately dose smaller dogs through the use of breaking larger tablets. Inaccurate dosing may result in adverse drug events (see Adverse Reactions, Animal Safety, and Post-Approval Experience).

    What to do if overdose?

    Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

    How can I store Deramaxx Chewable Tablets?

    Store in original container and out of reach of children and animals.
    Store at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F. Protect from moisture and heat.

    Helpful Tips:

    Arthritis cannot be cured, but the combination of a healthy lifestyle, weight, joint care supplements, and the appropriate NSAID can improve your dog’s quality of life.

    Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.
    Follow the specifications of your veterinarian's prescription. Dosages are calculated in half-tablet increments.
    Typical dosage for treatment of joint pain and inflammation is 0.45-0.91 mg per lb. of body weight.
    Typical dosage for treatment of surgery-related pain and inflammation is 1.4-1.8 mg per lb. of body weight.

    Directions:
    Give Deramaxx before medical or dental procedures.
    Remove only one chewable tablet at a time and return remaining product to its safe location.
    Offer Deramaxx chewable tablets by hand, or add them to food.
    Administer medication with or without food, but preferably with to increase bioavailability of medication. Provide plenty of water for your dog.
    Watch your dog eat the medication to ensure the full dose is taken.

    Frequency of Use:
    Give Deramaxx as prescribed. Use as infrequently, and at as low a dose, as possible. Do not use Deramaxx for more than 7 consecutive days unless directed by your veterinarian. Administer a missed dose when you remember it, unless the next dose is almost due. Do not give double doses to make up for missed doses.
    Deracoxib

     

     
    What Is Canine Arthritis?
     

    Arthritis is inflammation of the joints that is usually accompanied by pain. The most common form of arthritis in dogs is Osteoarthritis (OA), which is the wear and tear of joints. Osteoarthritis develops as a result to an aging pet. Canine arthritis can also be caused by Septic arthritis or bacterial arthritis, which is inflammation of a joint due to a bacterial or fungal infection. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can lead to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Another form of arthritis is called Gout Arthritis, which causes sudden and severe attacks of pain, tenderness, and swelling. 

     
    What Causes Arthritis in Dogs?
     
    Although we frequently associate arthritis as a disease that affects older animals, arthritis can affect dogs of any age.  Arthritis is a common disease in older pets, but young and middle age pets can be affected too. Early detection could be the difference in your pet’s quality of life. Many cases go undiagnosed because owners attribute the subtle changes in their pet to be signs of old age that cause the pet to slow down. For this reason, it is important to take careful note of any potential arthritic symptoms that appear in puppies and dogs.  
      
     
    Canine Arthritis Risk Factors:
                                                     
    -Up to 70% of dogs in specific breeds which include Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and German shepherds will be affected by canine arthritis.
     
    -Developmental disorders, such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and degenerative joint disease.
     
    -Joint conditions such as canine hip dysplasia, the leading cause of lameness in dogs, can increase a dog's risk of developing osteoarthritis because it puts excessive stress on the animal's joints.
     
    -Dietary and hormonal disease, such as hyperparathyroidism or obesity.
     
    -High-activity and working dogs that participate in demanding activities put repeated stress on their joints
     
    What are Symptoms of Arthritis?
     
    Canine Arthritis Symptoms
    The apparent symptoms of arthritic dogs and cats are lame or stiff joints that are swollen, painful, and creak. Arthritis pain causes your dogs to change their behavior. You will notice a change in their behavior when they refuse to play due to difficulty running and rising. They won’t be able to jump or climb into bed and they will be constantly licking the joints that ache. They might also develop an aggressive personality due to painful joints.
           
    -       Limping
    -       Reluctance to climb stairs
    -       Falling behind on walks
    -       Difficulty rising after laying down
    -       Stiffness hours after exercise
    -       Repeated licking of a joint
    -       Personality changes 
     
     
     
     

    Arthritis Treatment for Dogs 

    Your veterinarian may prescribe medication such as Deramaxx, MetacamRimadyl Chewables or the generic Novax.

    Metacam (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat inflammation and reduce pain associated with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis and arthritis in dogs.

    Rimadyl (Caprofen) is a non steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the propionic acid class that includes ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen. Rimadyl is often prescribed for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.

    Novax is used to treat pain and inflammation from conditions such as arthritis and other joint diseases including hip dysplasia. It is also used to reduce fever. 

    Deramaxx is different from traditional NSAIDs because at recommended doses it blocks the COX-2 enzyme and not the COX-1 enzyme.Some NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, relieve pain and reduce inflammation by blocking the actions of both COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes. The COX-1 enzyme makes prostaglandins, chemicals necessary for many normal body functions, such as blood clotting, protection of the stomach lining and kidney function.
     
     

    Arthritis Prevention for Dogs

    Joint care begins with your pets diet and can also be maintained with the proper supplements and nutrients. For breeds predisposed to hip dysplasia or joint disease, it is important to implement a joint maintenance routine. Adding Purina Canine JM Joint Mobility to your pet's diet can play a major role of dietary management and arthritis prevention.  

    Glyco-Flex I is an innovative leader in joint supplements for dogs. All Glyco-Flex products contain glucosamine and extract of perna mussel plus Dimethylglycine (DMG), an antioxidant that asists in oxygen utilization and circulation in the joints. Glyco Flex maintains and prevents joint problems, recommended for breeds predisposed to hip dysplasia and joint dysfunction.

    Cosequin is a nutritional supplement designed to help dogs maintain healthy joints. The ingredients have been scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your dog's joints. Cosequin works together to maintain the structure of the cartilage in your dog's joints while inhibiting the enzymes that break down cartilage.

    Dasuquin joint supplements for dogs are a tasty chewable tablet with a proprietary combination of natural glucosamine and ingredients that have been shown to work against cartilage breakdown. 

    Restor-A-Flex helps maintain optimal joint health in dogs and cats by providing the raw material involved in the synthesis of synovial fluid and the connective tissue matrix of skeletal joints. It’s a favorite among pet owners because it is free of potential allergens such as corn, yeast, wheat and dairy products and is formulated without the use of preservatives.   
     
    Make sure that you’re doing all you can to ensure your pet’s good health, both physically and mentally. Our pet’s rely on us to keep them in good health so they can shower us with love and companionship. Your pets trust that you will understand their needs. Here at Allivet, you can trust that your needs are just as important to us. We are with you from prevention, treatment and more.   

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