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Novox (carprofen) 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. Available in strengths of 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg in bottles of 30, 60 or 180 ct. The usual dose is 1 mg/pound by mouth every 12 hours. Periodic liver and kidney function tests must be done.

What is Novox Caplets?

Novox (Carprofen) non-steroidal caplets are used to reduce pain associated with inflammation, arthritis, osteoarthritis joint pain and hip dysplasia.

Who is Novox Caplets for?

Dogs (6 weeks of age or older)

Why use Novox Caplets?

- Controls pain and symptoms of arthritis. - Generic for Rimadyl - Not a steroid (NSAID) - Easy to administer caplets

How does Novox Caplets work?

Novox is a non-narcotic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic characteristics and antipyretic activity approximately equipotent to indomethacin in animal.


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Active ingredient(s):

Carprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the propionic acid class that includes ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen.

How is Novox Caplets sold?

In strengths of 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg. In bottles of 30, 60 or 180 count scored caplets.

What are the side effects of Novox Caplets?

As a class, cyclooxygenase inhibitory NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal and renal toxicity. Effects may result from decreased prostaglandin production and inhibition of the enzyme cyclooxygenase which is responsible for the formation of prostaglandins from arachidonic acid.

What special precautions are there?

Keep away from children. *Do not use in cats or pregnant/nursing animals. Should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal clinic.

How can I store Novox Caplets?

Store caplets at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

Helpful Tips:

Novox is also effective for reducing fever associated with viral and bacterial infections. Can also be given daily as a part of your pain management routine and arthritis treatment.

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.

Dogs (6 weeks of age and older)
All weights: 2mg/lb of dog’s weight once a day or 1mg/lb of dog’s weight twice a day.



Managing arthritis and inflammation in your dog should be a joint effort between you the pet owner and your veterinarian. Speak with your veterinarian about a prescription brand or generic drugs available for your pet.


In the past, dogs suffering from arthritis and pain did not have many options for pain management and inflammation.  A new class of drugs have changed the way pet owners and veterinarians treat arthritis and pain in dogs.


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs) have become the method of choice for many dog owners. These drugs include Carprofenfirocoxib and meloxicam. They offer a long-acting and effective treatment for canine arthritis. Some NSAIDS are available as brand name drugs such as Rimadyl (Carprofen), one of the most widely prescribed NSAIDs for arthritis.  


Because arthritis can require long term treatment and pain management, Rimadyl can become quite an expensive treatment option. Pharmaceutical companies have created a generic to Rimadyl called Novox.


Both Novox and Rimadyl are NSAID’s, which means they are a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication used to treat pain and inflammation due to arthritis and other joint diseases, including osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia. They can also be used to reduce fever and relieve short-term post-operative pain. These medications both consist of the key ingredient of Carprofen, which is the ingredient responsible for reducing inflammation and relieving pain.


Let’s take a look at their similarities:

They’re both available in 25mg, 75mg, and 100mg.
Equally effective.
Easy to administer.
Contain the same ingredient (Carprofen ).
 Available in caplets.
 Available in 30, 60, and 180 counts.
The only difference between these two medications is that Rimadyl is available in a chewable tablet, while Novox isn’t but, there is a solution to this problem if your pet does not cooperate with caplets, administer the caplets with pill pocketsPill Pals are a treat for your pet but it allows you to insert pills so that you can disguise their medication with a treat. The ingredients in the Pill Pals  with not interfere with the prescribed medication.  It’s available in a fresh chicken flavor for capsules or tablets.                                                                                                                     
The other major difference is the cost, Novox  is significantly cheaper. Buying the generic of a medication will make both you and your pet happy. You, the pet owner will save money while your pet will receive the same medication they need to relieve them of pain and inflammation.

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 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. 


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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