Deramaxx For Dogs Review
Deramaxx is a member of the NSAID family of pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications that are prescribed for dogs that have arthritis, after surgery, or dental work. The difference between Deramaxx and other NSAIDs is the fact that Deramaxx belongs in the Cox-2 inhibitor family of medications, where most other NSAIDS belong to the Cox-1 inhibitor family.
Cox-2 enzymes trigger inflammation and contribute to the pain felt with arthritis while Cox-1 enzymes are necessary for normal bodily functions. Because Deramaxx inhibits the Cox-2 enzymes, it is highly effective against chronic osteoarthritis in dogs.
Deramaxx could require your dog to have regular blood tests as it has been known to have kidney, stomach, intestine, and liver complications in some breeds. If you notice any side effects that involve blood or tarry looking stools, vomiting, blurred vision, or lethargy, you should contact your vet immediately for emergency medical attention.
If you suspect your dog has overdosed on Deramaxx, you should seek immediate medical attention. Signs of an overdose include shallow or slow breathing, vomiting, blurred vision, dizziness, and lethargic behavior. Always follow the directions your vet gives you for dosages for your dog. If you miss a dosage, give it immediately unless the next scheduled dose is soon.
Deramaxx comes in the form of a beef flavored chewable tablet that dogs love. It is much easier to get a dog to take a chewable tablet rather than a caplet or pill. Even when hiding pills in treats, some dogs will spit the pills back out. Giving them a chewable tablet is more like giving them a treat than a medication, so your dog is more willing to take it on a regular scheduled basis. As with any medication, there are possible side effects that can happen and you should keep a close eye on your pet for the first few weeks of giving them any kind of new medicine. If your dog starts to act unusual or has persistent vomiting, you should contact your vet immediately as an underlying medical issue could be affecting the medication causing harm to your dog.
I have just started my dog on Deramaxx and it seems to be working very well. He has chronic osteoarthritis and the vet told me that this would help with the pain and the inflammation that the dog has been suffering with for a couple of years now. I have to say that he doesn’t much like the “beef” flavor of the pill but I stick it in some cheese and he doesn’t mind it so much. He isn’t a young pup anymore, around 12 years old, but he does seem to be a bit more active the last couple of weeks compared to the last year or so.
Janet, San Diego
I have been giving Deramaxx to my Sharpei for over a year now and can see a huge difference in the amount of pain the poor girl was suffering from. It’s almost like she has reversed aging a bit! She runs around like she used to when she was just a puppy and it makes me feel so good to see her happy and playful again.
We did have a scare when my husband had given her a pill and I had given her another one with in about 15 minutes of each other, but she seemed to do just fine and the vet said she would make it. Now, we keep a calendar and mark when we give her the pills.
I was told by my vet that my dog should be put on Deramaxx for its arthritis problems; the only issue is that my dog is allergic to NSAID medications and we had to find an alternative. It’s a good thing that we found out he was allergic, too, as the vet said the Deramaxx could have caused major medical complications. Make sure your dog isn’t allergic before deciding to give them this medication just to be on the safe side. Your vet can do an allergy test to see if your dog can take Deramaxx or if it is allergic to it.
We have a rather large cattle ranch and our dog got mauled by one of our bulls a few months ago and had to have surgery on its hip. After the surgery, the vet prescribed Deramaxx to help with the pain and keep the inflammation down to stop any onset of arthritis from happening. The Deramaxx worked wonders on our pup and he is back to his old self again. We had no issues getting him to take it, although, he won’t go anywhere near the bull that got a hold of him.