Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
NSAIDs are very commonly used drugs in dogs and cats to treat inflammation and pain. Careful attention must to the quantity given and the frequency of the dose. NSAIDs should always be given with food. If a pet is not eating please contact your Vet for advice as the medication may need to be changed.
NSAIDs are usually safe, however, there are potential risks of using these medications. Side effects can include lethargy, inappetence, vomiting and diarrhoea. If these symptoms should occur stop the medication and contact your Vet. Continuing to use these medications despite symptoms occurring can result in more serious complications such as gastric ulceration, intestinal bleeding and kidney toxicity.