Getting older doesn't have to mean slowing down, for you or your pet. If your dog is suffering from pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis, ask your veterinarian about Etodolac. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), Etodolac works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in your pet's body. It relieves joint stiffness and reduces fever, so your dog can feel their best.
Key Benefits of Etodolac
- For the management of pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis
- Safe for use in dogs over 11 pounds and 1 year old
- Reduces fever and joint stiffness
Etodolac 300 mg.
Side Effects and Warnings
Symptoms of overdose may include:
- Stomach pain
- Black or bloody stools
- Coughing up blood
- Shallow breathing
- Fainting or coma.
Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medication.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is using any of the following medications:
- Coumadin (warfarin)
- Lasix (furosemide)
- Prednisone or other steroids
- Other NSAIDs such as:
- Metacam (Meloxicam)
- Feldene (piroxicam)
- Rimadyl (Carprofen)
- Deramaxx (deracoxib)
- Enacard (enalapril)
- Lotensin (benazapril)
- Prinivil (lisinopril).
There may be other drugs not listed in this guide that may affect etodolac.
Tell your veterinarian about all prescription and non-prescription (OTC) medications, including vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other veterinarians. Do not start using a new medication without telling your veterinarian.
Etodolac should not be used in cats, pregnant or nursing animals. Etodolac 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 Etodolac and call your veterinarian.
Do not give to dogs that weigh less than 11 lbs. or under 12 months of age. Do not use larger amounts or use for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may want to perform blood tests on a regular basis to make sure the medication is not causing harmful effects.
Dogs/Puppies: (over 12 months of age and 11 lbs. and over) Usual dose is 4.5-6.8mg per pound of pet's body weight once daily or as directed by veterinarian.*
* Do not exceed a maximum dose of 6.8mg/lb of pet's body weight daily.