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What are NSAIDs?

A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is a class of medications that reduces and controls pain and inflammation. We prescribe NSAIDs to your pet for many reasons such as post-op surgical pain control, management of arthritis, and for chronic diseases problems. It is a common and safe medication used in veterinary medicine. For example, NSAID is used regularly to control post-op pain in most of our surgeries. Also, NSAIDs can be used long term, which is very beneficial for older pets that suffer from daily arthritis.

It is important to follow the directions for NSAID’s in order to get the best results for your pet. NSAID are available in pill or liquid form, therefore, you can choose what is the easiest way to administer the medication to your pet. Most NSAID is administered once a day due to their extended effectiveness. All NSAID must be given with food as to prevent any digestive problems.

NSAID are prescribed to your pet to help pain control and improve their quality of life. Contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital for more information and what is best for your pet!

Written by Taylor, RVT

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