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Previcox For Dogs

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WHAT ARE
PREVICOX CHEWABLE TABLETS?
Previcox chewable tablets are a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) containing the active ingredient firocoxib . Previcox for Dogs is available as 57mg or 227mg tablets and are supplied in packets of 30 tablets. Previcox is for use in dogs only. Previcox for dogs tablets contains flavourings to increase palatability and are scored to aid halving tablets to ensure accurate dosing. Previcox may be administered with or without food. Previcox for dogs is manufactured by Merial. Previcox is not licensed for use in cats and cats that need a non steroidal anti-inflammatory should be treated with metacam oral suspension for cats.

WHAT ARE PREVICOX CHEWABLE TABLETS USED FOR?
Previcox chewable tablets are used as an anti-inflammatory to treat a wide range of conditions in dogs. Previcox is commonly used for the relief of pain in both short and longterm conditions. One of the most common uses of previcox for dogs is in the treatment of arthritis (osteoarthritis, stiff joints, degenerative joint disease). It can also be used for the relief of post operative pain and inflammation associated with soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. For example post operative pain relief following routine neutering / spaying or surgery for fractured bone or cruciate ligament repair. It can also be used following an injury such as a dog bite, for pain associated with muscle sprains or lameness, or for pain caused by tumours / cancer.
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PREVICOX TOP TIPS

Previcox should always be used under the guidance of your veterinary surgeon
Previcox for dogs can be given with or without food
Previcox is normally administered once daily
• Alway store the tablets in a safe place and out of reach and site of children and dogs
• Halved tablets may be kept for up to 7 days
• Always read the instructions on the label and discard any unused tablets after the expiry date shown on the packet or label
• Weigh your dog regularly to ensure accurate dosing with previcox
• If you accidentally overdose your dog with previcox contact your vet
• Store at room temperature and not above 30˚C
• If you notice any side effects then stop treatment and contact your vet
• Treatment with a joint supplement (e.g. seraquin or cosequin) in addition to previcox can benefit dogs suffering with arthritis
• You must not give previcox tablets to cats because they are not licensed for use. Cats requiring a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug should be treated with metacam oral suspension for cats.

PREVICOX SIDE EFFECTS

• Previcox is a very safe drug that is widely used and has very few serious side effects
• The commonest side effects are loss of appetite, sickness (vomiting) and diarrhoea (sometimes with blood)
• Most side effects will occur within the first week of treatment and will generally resolve once treatment is stopped
• Less common side effects include liver and kidney problems, and stomach ulcers
• If used carefully and according to you vets instructions these side effects are rare
• Your vet would not have prescribed previcox if he/she did not believe that the potential benefits outweighed the very small risk of side effects
• If your pet suffers any side effects stop treatment and contact your vet
• Do not use previcox in dogs and cats less than 10 (ten) weeks old or less than 3kgs bodyweight
• You should seek veterinary advice if you suspect your dog is suffering from kidney, liver or heart disease before using previcox or if it taking other medications or drugs
• Do not use previcox in pregnant or lactating dogs

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

• Previcox is dosed according to bodyweight
• Accurate dosing is essential therefore weigh your dog regularly
• Previcox tablets for dogs come in 2 sizes - each containing 57mg or 227mg firocoxib
• Previcox chewable tablets are supplied in a packets containing three blister strips of 10 tablets.
• Tablets are scored so that they can be accurately halved to facilitate more accurate dosing
• The dose rate is 5mg/kg bodyweight once daily
• Previcox is a safe drug that should be used under veterinary supervision and guidance
• Your vet should tell you how many tablets to give
• Never exceed the stated dose
• Previcox is usually given once daily with or without food
• Dosage Table

synoquin joint supplement
Symptoms of Arthritis
• Stiffness
• Lameness
• Unwilling to exercise
• Difficulty going up stairs
• Unable to jump in car
• Swollen joints
• Altered behaviour
• Crying out in pain


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HOW TO SAVE MONEY

Previcox chewable tablets are a POM-V (prescription only medicine - veterinarian) therefore they are only available on prescription from your vet
• Pets must be under the care of the prescribing veterinary surgeon and must therefore have been seen sufficiently recently by your vet in order for him/her to prescribe previcox
• Dog owners may purchase previcox directly from the prescribing vet or they may request a written prescription that can be dispensed by a third party
• Vets cannot refuse to supply a written prescription for previcox if requested though they are entitled to charge a reasonable fee for doing so
• Since the majority of dogs prescribed previcox are being treated for a longterm conditions such as arthritis they will require previcox for the rest of their life
• You may purchase previcox chewable tablets quite legally from an online supplier such as www.petprescrition.co.uk
• The previcox we supply is exactly the same as the previcox you would purchase from your vet though typically 40-60% cheaper

ABOUT US

• petprescription.co.uk is run by Pet Prescription Ltd.
• We are staffed by veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and SQP's (suitably qualified persons)
• As well as operating many pet information websites we also run www.petprescription.co.uk
• petprescription.co.uk sells a wide variety of pet healthcare products, prescriptions drugs and pet accessories.
• As practicing veterinary and animal professionals we have a wealth of experience and are extremely well placed to answer your pet related queries
• As pet owners ourselves we understand the importance of pets to their owners
• Owning a pet can be expensive - We want to help you care for your pets with expert advice and discounted pet medicines and accessories

Buy your previcox online from www.petprescription.co.uk

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