Piroxicam was initially created for humans as a pain reliever, but with the proper dosage by your vet, it can be administered to cats and dogs, helping to manage the pain caused by some cancers, or for arthritis. Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), working to reduce both pain and inflammation. This drug is typically recommended for dogs experiencing neoplasia, a condition in which abnormal masses of tissue develop into tumors within the body. Consult your veterinarian if this is the right drug for you pet's symptoms.
Key Benefits of Piroxicam
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the treatment of inflammation
- Typically prescribed to pets with joint disease, fevers, and minor aches
- Effective in the treatment of cancer, especially of the bladder
Who's Piroxicam For?
- An NSAID used to treat various cancers in cats and dogs.
- Also used to treat arthritis symptoms as a pain reliever.
Side Effects and Warnings
- When administering Piroxicam, contact your veterinarian if your pet shows signs of depression, an increase in drinking, jaundice, dizziness, seizures, behavior changes, lethargy, swelling, shedding, itching, constipation, or hot spots.
- In some cases, Piroxicam can cause stomach ulceration. Signs of this include loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, and bloody or black stools.
- Do not use Piroxicam in pets with kidney or liver disease, bleeding disorders, gastric ulcers, or high blood pressure. Use with caution in cats and pets with severe heart disease.
- Negative interactions can occur with ACE-inhibitors such as enalapril, benazepril, and quinapril.
- Piroxicam may interact with other drugs like phenylbutazone, heparin, aspirin, corticosteroids, methotrexate, flunixin, diazepam, propranolol, and warfarin.
Piroxicam is a prescription drug. Administer Piroxicam orally per instruction by your veterinarian.