Important Information on NSAIDs for Pets

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs, are one of the most frequently prescribed pain relievers from veterinarians. With this high frequency of prescribing comes a proportional amount of side effects. This article aims to educate the public about the safe use of NSAIDs in pets: when they’re appropriate, when to avoid using them, and how to watch for dangerous side effects.

What are NSAIDs for pets indicated for and what benefits do they provide:

NSAIDs aren’t commonly used in cats because they cannot clear the drugs from their body very well. They should be avoided, especially in long term use, in cats for this reason. NSAIDs are indicated for two reasons in dogs: osteoarthritis and for pain relief after an operation. They can be used off label for many other reasons including an injury or pain when a veterinarian thinks they would be beneficial. They can benefit dogs by decreasing their pain and improving their quality of life. Let’s face it; no one wants to see their companion in pain and these drugs are proven to help reduce it.

How do NSAIDs for pets decrease inflammation:

All of the NSAIDs inhibit cyclooxygenase enzymes (COX enzymes). There are two major COX enzymes and are labeled COX-1 and COX-2. Both of the enzymes are involved in the pathways of inflammation, fever, blood clotting, and pain. However, COX-2 is found in inflamed cells only, and COX-1 is found all throughout the body, including the stomach. By inhibiting these enzymes, NSAIDs decrease the effects that the enzyme would normally have on the body. This will decrease the pain and inflammation associated with certain conditions such as osteoarthritis. Below is a table of all the NSAIDs that are available through VetRxDirect.

Drug

Active Ingredient

Dosage Form

Generic or Brand Name?

VetRxDirect Unit Price

Extra Notes About the Product

Rimadyl Carprofen Caplets or Chewable Tablets Brand Name $0.79-$1.40 Only Chewable Carprofen Product
Norocarp/Carprieve Carprofen Caplets Brand Name $0.47-$0.82
Vetprofen Carprofen Caplets Brand Name $0.49-$0.82 Can Get 240 Count Bottles
Novox Carprofen Caplets Brand Name $0.55-$0.97
Carprofen (Putney) Carprofen Caplets Generic $0.49-$0.78 Only Generic Carprofen Product
Metacam Meloxicam Oral Suspension (liquid) Brand Name $1.57-$2.50 Only Commercial Oral Liquid NSAD For Dogs
Meloxicam Meloxicam Tablets Generic $0.34-$0.69 Only Human Tablets Are Available
Piroxicam Piroxicam Capsules Generic $1.09-$2.69 VetRxDirect Compounds Suspensions And Multiple Doses That Aren’t Commercially Available
Etogesic Etodolac Tablets Brand Name $1.57-$1.95
Etodolac Etodolac Capsules Generic $1.89-$1.56 The Only Generic Is the Human Capsules

Deramaxx

Deracoxib Chewable Tablets Brand Name $1.59-$3.53 COX-2 Selective. No Generic Available
Previcox Firocoxib Chewable Tablets Brand Name $1.48-$3.75 COX-2 Selective. No Generic Available
Onsior (robenacoxib) for CatsOnsior Robenacoxib Tablets Brand Name $3.33 For Use In Cats Only For Upto Three Days.

*The price is listed as per tablet, caplet, chewable tablet, or capsule. It is listed as per mL for the suspensions. Prices between suspension and tablets of the same product are only comparable when accounting for dose. Prices are subject to change and ultimately depend on the dosage form, strength and quantity ordered.

Sometimes old dogs need NSAIDs for Pets.

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What is the difference between all the NSAIDs for pets?

The majority of the NSAIDs inhibit both COX-1 and COX-2, but there are a few that only inhibit COX-2. In humans, this selectivity for COX-2 helps prevent some side effects, mainly the risk for stomach bleeding. The two COX-2 selective products that we carry for dogs only have no evidence that shows a decreased risk of the severe side effects. There is also one COX-2 selective NSAID that is indicated for cats only, called Onsior. The NSAIDs carried by VetRxDirect that are sometimes used in cats are carprofen, meloxicam, and piroxicam. NSAID medications should always be used with extreme caution and for very short periods of time in cats.

There are multiple carprofen products available, and their prices can vary. The only one that isn’t comparable to the generic is the Rimadyl Chewable, as there is no chewable generic carprofen available at this time. When picking a product to buy, the generic is an acceptable choice because it will contain the same active ingredient as the brand name product, but will cost less. The liquid formulations of the products may be easier for you to give your pet, but they carry a larger price tag. Some of the NSAIDs work better for certain diseases and have varying side effect profiles. Your veterinarian will know which active ingredient is appropriate for your pet, when choosing between the different products.

What are the risks associated with NSAIDs for pets?

The more frequently reported side effects of NSAIDs include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, and decreased appetite. The use of NSAIDs carry a risk for stomach bleeding, ulcers, perforations (holes), kidney damage, and liver damage. The main problem with NSAID use is the population that they are targeted towards usually has an increased risk for experiencing these side effects from them. If used at the lowest effective doses for short periods of time, they have relatively low risk of these side effects. However, when they are used for osteoarthritis, they are often used for long periods of time which increases the risk of serious side effects. Pets with osteoarthritis are also often older in age, and using an NSAID in elderly animals can increase their risk for serious side effects. When dogs and cats are dehydrated they have an increased risk for kidney damage when using an NSAID.

How to use an NSAID for pets safely in dogs and cats:

Using an NSAID safely in your pet requires a good relationship with your veterinarian. You know your animal best and can tell if they have had any recent changes in health. Things that you need to watch for when your pet takes an NSAID are black tarry stools, dark urine, bloody vomit, and depression. If your pet has any of those symptoms, you need to call your vet right away. Giving an NSAID with their meal can help reduce the risk for stomach upset and irritation.You should also make sure they are well hydrated because of the risk for kidney damage. Educating yourself about your pet’s NSAID medication can reduce the life threatening risk that they carry and help keep them healthy!

Has your pet taken a NSAID before? Which one did your veterinarian prescribe and did your pet experience any side effects?

Please ask any remaining questions in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section of this post, or on the product’s ‘Question and Answer’ tab.

References:

  • United States. Food and Drug Administration. FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine. Canine NSAIDs- What Dog Owners Should Know. By Carmela Stamper. FDA, n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.
  • Plumb, D. Etodolac. Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook 7th ed. Pharma Vet Inc. Stockholm, WI. 2011.

Generic Carprofen for Arthritis in Dogs

Pet medications for pain relief in dogs have been prescribed by veterinarians for years. So long in fact, that today there are many prescription generic carprofen brands available for the relief of pain and inflammation in dogs, including arthritis and hip dysplasia.

What does ‘Generic Carprofen’ Mean?

Generic carprofen is proven to have the same desired effect and safety as the brand name. And, just like the brand, generics are FDA-approved for use in dogs, meet FDA requirements and are made in FDA-inspected facilities. The only difference is cost.

Less expensive, bio-equivalent drugs with the same active ingredient to Rimadyl® Caplets are available now. It should be noted that while these products have the same active drug as Rimadyl® chewable tablets, generic carprofen is not yet available in chewable form. Still, it may be worth the cost savings to discuss this option with your pet’s veterinarian if you believe your dog will take the caplet form.

Ask your pet’s veterinarian today if generic carprofen is the right pain management medicine for your dog. Then visit VetRxDirect Pet Pharmacy to find great prices on a wide selection of carprofen generics.

Generic Carprofen Available at VetRxDirect

Generic Carprofen equivalent to Rimadyl® caplets available at VetRxDirect:

Have you given your dog generic carprofen or any other generic drug? How did the generic pet meds work? Did your pet’s veterinarian let you know generics were available? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a reply below. If you prefer, we invite you to leave a product review on the product page of any of our generic drugs.

Here’s to more affordable options,

Wes

Rimadyl® is a registered trademark of Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health).

Prevent Inflamed Joints in Dogs for Healthy Bones

Senior Dog

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases on the planet, as there are over 100 different forms of it in nearly all vertebrates. (Even the dinosaurs had it!) Although more prevalent in the elderly, animals of any age can suffer from this degenerative disorder that attacks the joints. This includes our pets. A significant number of cats and dogs are afflicted with arthritis. Because they are generally larger, dogs are more likely to be diagnosed than cats.

What is osteoarthritis?

The most common form of the condition, osteoarthritis strikes one in five dogs during their lifetime.  While older pouches are disproportionately affected, it is not at all uncommon for a younger dog to develop the disorder if he has a preexisting condition. This includes joint trauma, patella luxation, ruptured ligaments, hip dysplasia, and other issues that affect the joints and can precipitate degenerative arthritis.

Because they are heavier, large-breed dogs are more likely to be diagnosed with osteoarthritis than small dogs. Overweight and obese dogs of any size are also at an elevated risk of the disease, since the extra weight puts added stress and strain on their joints.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis in Pets

Like other degenerative diseases, osteoarthritis tends to get worse with age. Dogs with the disorder suffer varying degrees of joint pain, stiffness, and lameness that is generally more severe during the early morning hours or after arising from a nap. Cold and damp weather can also exacerbate the symptoms, making it painful for your pet to perambulate.  As a result, dogs with the disease may experience behavioral changes such as increased irritability and anger. Depression is another symptom animals immobilized by arthritis may suffer from.

Causes of Osteoarthritis in Pets

The primary cause of osteoarthritis is unknown. But as we mentioned, we do know that secondary causes like trauma and birth defects can expedite joint degeneration in dogs of any age. Obesity can also exacerbate preexisting conditions, causing further complications.

Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis in Pets

The only surefire way to diagnose the disorder is with x-rays. Your dog’s doctor will then examine the areas around the joint for bone spurs where the ligaments attach to the bone. In most cases of advanced osteoarthritis, narrowing joint space and greater bone density around the joint are apparent on x-rays.

Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Pets

There is no known cure for osteoarthritis, which is why treatment is limited to pain management. The goal is to alleviate the most uncomfortable and aggressive symptoms of the disorder, thereby improving your dog’s quality of life.  A combination of physical therapy, weight control, and certain corticosteroids and analgesics can work wonders for most pets. Not only should they relieve pain, but these treatments may also improve limb function. There is even evidence that some medications can help repair joint cartilage and prevent further injury.

Another treatment method that some dog owners swear by is acupuncture. Just as it does in human subjects, the therapy may help relieve joint stiffness and pain, at least temporarily. So if you pet doesn’t mind being poked and pressed, acupuncture is an option.

As for physical therapy, studies have shown that moderate exercise is beneficial. Regular activity helps arthritic dogs maintain muscle mass and improve joint flexibility. Extreme exercise, however, can be harmful. Running, jumping, and standing on their hind legs are activities that can easily exacerbate osteoarthritis. It is for this reason that dogs with lameness or mobility issues should only ever be exercised on a leash.

Management of Osteoarthritis in Pets

If your furry friend is overweight or obese, he really must lose weight. Being heavy further complicates any treatment plan for osteoarthritis. Not only does it intensify the symptoms, it makes it less likely that your animal will be up for exercise. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a diet plan for your dog. Take it slow and make sure your pet is getting enough to eat. But don’t let him snack in between meals and stop feeding him from the table! Keep in mind that being overweight can lead to other diseases for your pooch, including diabetes.

Painful arthritis flare-ups can often be managed with anti-inflammatory drugs. You can also use cold and heat therapy to reduce joint swelling and pain.  A heating pad on a cold days should do the trick and help reduce stiffness. There are also a number of effective supplements that are sold over the counter.

Phycox Joint Support for Dogs

A safe and natural nutritional supplement, Phycox promotes bone health and joint mobility in dogs. Available in three formulations—small bites, granules, and soft chewables—the supplement contains phycocyanin, a natural anti-inflammatory, as well as healthy antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids. Although it a non-prescription medication, you should consult your dog’s doctor before administering Phycox. Also be sure to select the right dosage size based on your pet’s weight. To read about other options, check out our post How to Control Arthritis Pain in Dogs.

How to Control Arthritis in Dogs

According to a recent study, more than two-thirds of the people suffering from some form of arthritis are over the age of 65. In other words, arthritis is predominately a gerontic disease, or one that affects the elderly disproportionately. But even this definition is inadequate. The fact is just about every active species on Earth suffers from the disorder. Paleontologists have discovered evidence of osteoarthritis, the most common type of the disease, in dinosaurs. Homo sapiens have been documenting cases of arthritis for nearly seven thousand years now. How about our furry friends?

Because they cannot complain about their pain, cases of feline and canine arthritis have gone untreated since prehistory. There is little doubt dogs and cats have been suffering from the disease since they were first brought into human settlements.  Because they are bigger and they age at a slightly faster rate, canines are more likely to be diagnosed with arthritis than their feline counterparts. According to some estimates, about twenty percent of adult dogs suffer from some form of the disease.

The most common cause of chronic arthritis in dogs is inflammation, which is caused by infection or biomechanics and is almost always degenerative, i.e., it gets worse over time. In most cases, pain and discomfort occur because there is not enough cartilage surrounding and protecting the moving joints. When these sensitive, connective, and unprotected bones rub together, the patient invariably experiences discomfort or even acute pain.

Most of dogs diagnosed with arthritis have osteoarthritis, which is often purely mechanical. Degraded and deteriorating joints cause pain because of cartilage loss, and the patient simply cannot move around like he/she used to. Natural consequences of decreased physical activity include weight gain, lethargy, chronic muscle injuries, and depression. Yes, your pet dog can become depressed if unable to enjoy an active lifestyle.

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?

An animal with arthritis will find it more difficult to perform almost every activity, from running and jumping to walking up the stairs or even sitting and standing. Anything putting additional pressure on joints will hurt and thusly will be avoided as the disease progresses.  Fortunately, the chronic condition can be treated, but not cured. Just like their people, pets respond to pain-relieving drugs known as analgesics. Depending on the degree of degeneration, your dog’s doctor may prescribe a number of medications designed to increase comfortable and manage pain in your dog. These tablets and pills are more than mere stopgap solutions, they can actually help him recover and build up his strength a bit.

Treatment Options for Arthritis in Dogs

 

OroCam (meloxicam) is Now Available at VetRxDirect

 

Novox Pain Reliever for Arthritis in Dogs

Novox (carprofen) Caplets:  A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory prescription medication, Novox (carprofen) helps relieve pain and inflammation in dogs suffering from chronic arthritis. Lab tests and studies have returned mostly positive results and few negative side effects. The most common corollary is a simple stomach ache that may eventually lead to ulcers. It is for this reason that the medication should always be given with your pet’s favorite food.  Dog lovers should do their best to administer Novox (carprofen) caplets once a day at the same time each day, which may greatly reduce the risk of potential side effects.

ArthriEase-Gold May Help Arthritis in DogsArthriEase-GOLD:  A popular supplement with humans, glucosamine, one of the primary ingredients in ArthriEase-GOLD, helps promote joint tissue health. This product also includes chondroitin sulfate used to improving symptoms of arthritis,  hyaluronic acid which acts like a cushion and lubricant for joints, and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) used to help control pain.

Once again, most forms of arthritis are degenerative. They will get worse over time. But with the right prescription medications and supplements, it is possible to alleviate joint and muscle pain in our pets. Affordable and relatively easy to administer, all of the medications we discussed today may improve the quality of your dog’s life and allow your pet to live out the remaining years in fine fettle.

Joint Pain in Pets and How Microlactin Can Help

Does your dog take a long time to get up from his bed and seem stiff when he takes his first few steps? Is your cat doing less jumping these days and more sleeping? Especially as your pet ages, it’s important to pay close attention to his or her movements – or lack of them. An older pet that demonstrates a lowered activity level, stiffness, or reluctance to play or walk, may be suffering from arthritis.

Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition where the joints wear down and cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Studies show that arthritis affects one in five adult dogs in the U.S.  Cats get arthritis too, but at a lower rate than dogs.

Here are some signs of arthritis in dogs and cats:

  • Trouble standing or sitting
  • Limping or favoring a leg
  • Moving with stiffness or seemingly sore joints
  • Lower activity levels
  • Unwillingness to climb stairs, run, jump, or play

If your pet shows symptoms of arthritis for a few weeks, take her in for a full exam with your veterinarian. If your pet is diagnosed with arthritis, your veterinarian may suggest several things you can do to relieve the symptoms for your dog or cat.

The first is to ensure that you help your pet maintain a healthy weight and diet. A dog or cat that carries around extra weight on its frame puts more strain on its joints, which aggravates arthritic conditions.

Try Microlactin for Dogs and Cats

Your vet may also recommend treating your pet with microlactin, a joint supplement also known as hyperimmunized milk factor (HMF). This patented dried milk protein is derived from the milk of hyperimmunized cows. It protects joints by limiting damaging agents from getting into the tissue in the joints. Microlactin protein helps reduce the symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory joint conditions. Not only is microlactin effective at reducing inflammation, unlike some other pain and inflammation medications, microlactin doesn’t have any side effects to upset your pet’s stomach.

One commonly recommended supplement containing microlactin is Duralactin, which contains microlactin for long-term management of chronic inflammatory conditions in dogs and cats.

Microlactin and Glucosamine Combo Therapy for Pets

Also, talk to your veterinarian about combining microlactin treatment with glucosamine joint supplements. Glucosamine works in the joint by helping draw water into the joint cartilage and reduce inflammation. You can find microlactin combined with glucosamine, among other bone and joint supplement ingredients, in Duralactin Canine Joint Plus Soft Chews for Dogs. This powerful combination is also available for cats in Duralactin Feline Joint Plus Paste.

Has microlactin helped your pet? Have you tried combining it with glucosamine? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

Regards,

Wes

The True-Dose Story

The idea for True-Dose arose from the real experience Joe and Margie Wayman had with their German Shepherd, Cody. As he was getting older, they started to notice symptoms of joint pain, so their veterinarian recommended they give Cody a glucosamine/chondroitin bone and joint supplement. While it wasn’t difficult to find a high-quality tablet, it was difficult to coax Cody into taking the tablet. They tried everything – wrapping the tablet in slices of cheese, hiding it in bits of a hot dog, even Braunschweiger – but Cody almost always managed to avoid consuming the tablet. Even when they managed to get the tablet into his system, due to the intermittent dosing, they did not see any results or relief of Cody’s arthritis.

True-Dose Liquid Pump Pet Supplements

True-Dose High Quality Liquid Pet Supplements

So Margie, being a librarian, began to do some research and came up with the idea of supplements in a liquid form. From there, True-Dose was developed as an alternative to the tablet or chewable form of bone and joint supplements for dogs and cats. True-Dose placed using high quality ingredients as their top priority and committed themselves to making human-grade products that truly work. However, they were also aware even the highest quality ingredients will do no good if they are not absorbed on a regular basis. So, they developed an innovative means of delivery – the premeasured pump dosing system – to ensure pet owners can administer the products to their pets in a simple, convenient way everyday.

Joe Wayman says, “Our pets are like children and we want pet owners to feel they are providing their pets with the safest, healthiest, and most effective supplements available. We fully believe in True-Dose and know it is unmatched by any other pet supplement. The high quality of our product, innovative delivery system, and integrity of our company are raising the bar in the pet community. True-Dose is quickly becoming the products pet parents prefer”.

When it comes to giving your pet a supplement, True-Dose is truly the best solution. The easy means of administration eliminates the stress and hassle for you and the high quality ingredients allows you to help improve your pet’s health. There are three key elements of True-Dose which set it apart from other pet supplements: Fast, Accurate, Convenient.

True-Dose: Fast – Accurate – Convenient

Fast: The liquid formulation of the ingredients in True-Dose products guarantees rapid onset in the pet. The liquid absorbs easily into the pet’s system and begins to work almost immediately. True-Dose Calming formulation begins to work within in 15 minutes, Skin & Coat within three days, and Joint Care shows results in as little as 7 days.

True-Dose Pet Supplement Pump System

True-Dose Pet Supplements use an Innovative Delivery System

Accurate: The metered-dose pump system guarantees the correct amount of supplement is dispensed for the pet according to its weight as directed on the label. This ensures each individual pet is getting the exact amount of the supplement needed to produce results in their system.

Convenient: The innovative delivery system True-Dose uses makes giving your pet their supplements as easy as pumping the appropriate amount directly onto their food each day. This system requires no special techniques or tricks and creates no mess. It simply ensures absorption and results!

Give any of the True-dose products a try and tell us what you think. Our readers always appreciate your reviews.

A Discussion on Elbow Hygromas and Calluses in Dogs

Whether they walk on two legs or four, the larger an animal is, the more likely it is to have problems with its joints and the skin covering over the joints. Although infections, allergic reactions, and illnesses can cause joint pain, or arthralgia, the most common cause of the often chronic condition is injury. Because they are heavier and put more weight and pressure on their joints and pressure points on the skin over the joints, larger dogs generally have more joint and skin pressure point problems, especially as they age.

What are Elbow Hygromas in Dogs?

Prime candidates for the condition are big dogs with short hair. Typically caused by trauma, it is often the result of dogs repeatedly smacking their elbows on hard surfaces, such as the floor. The soft tissue of the point of the elbow, or olecranon process, will slowly begin to break down over time. Calluses often form in this area to protect the bony prominence from trauma, but it may not be enough. The inflammation caused by repeated injury can cause pockets of fluid to form around the elbows.

Veterinarians generally separate these hygromas into two categories—complicated and uncomplicated. An uncomplicated hygroma is seldom painful and can generally be resolved without immediate medical attention. More often than not, the problem is purely cosmetic and can be addressed by simply buying your dog a bed. Without the trauma -of sleeping on the floor and banging of the elbows, the hygroma should disappear within a few weeks. Special bandages and pads may shorten recovery times.

The Complicated Hygroma in Dogs

If the injury becomes infected, surgical drainage may be the only way to treat it. Distinguishing between a complicated and uncomplicated hygroma is a job best left to a veterinarian. Because both look more or less the same, a veterinarian must determine if the hygroma must be drained.  Failure to treat the infection could result in a whole host of future health issues for your canine friend.

Even More Complicated Hygroma in Dogs

In rare cases, ulcerated hygromas must be drained and the calluses covering the area may have to be removed. This occurs because chronic drainage will damage the skin and special skin flaps, even grafts may be needed to reconstruct the area in order to protect them from future infections.  This is considered major surgery, and while not especially dangerous, it will take your pouch at least a month to completely recover.  Your dog may need to wear a splint and the affected leg should be immobilized during healing.

Standard Length Adjustable DogLeggs

Whether your dog was treated for complicated or uncomplicated elbow hygromas, it is often a good idea to guard these sensitive areas with a product that is specifically designed to cover and protect them from future damage during the recovery process. DogLeggs can help dogs who recently underwent draining or surgery of the joint and need a garment to provide protection and comfort without inhibiting mobility.

DogLeggs for Elbow Hygromas in Dogs

Standard Length Adjustable DogLeggs Available at VetRxDirect

Standard Length Adjustable DogLeggs provide coverage and protection of the elbow joint and is primarily used to treat and prevent hygromas. With proper use, DogLeggs can help reduce the size and severity of hygromas, often times without surgery.

Although these adjustable pads are designed for dogs who are dealing with elbow hygromas, they can also be used by pets that suffer from other joint issues, such as arthritis. The pads are comfortable and adjustable and fit canines of almost any size. Standard Length DogLeggs are made in sizes for three-pound Chihuahuas and others made for enormous English Mastiffs that weight up to 230 pounds.

Other Uses of Standard Length Adjustable DogLeggs

DogLeggs can help prevent and treat any of the following conditions: hygroma, decubital ulcer, pressure sores, pendulous callus, wounds, elbow dysplasia, lick granuloma, and osteoarthritis. Dog owners should be sure to consult their veterinarians before they use the garment if their pet suffers from severe skin allergies, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, or has a compromised auto-immune system. The product may not be safe because it can have a slight impact on circulation, which will not harm or in any way affect otherwise healthy animals.

How to fit Standard Length DogLeggs

How to Measure Standard Length DogLeggs for Best Fit

Even though it is adjustable, the standard size DogLeggs garment will not fit pooches of every size. If your canine friend is much bigger or smaller than the average dog, you may need to order a custom size. For example, toy poodles and St. Bernards simply will not fit into common sizes.  Please note that it may take several weeks to process and ship custom sizes and they may not be eligible for refunds in the event of a return.

As a result, make sure that you measure your dog at the three points of adjustment: around the leg at the elbow, around the leg below the elbow, and over the back. Directions and pictures on how to properly measure your dog are included on the DogLeggs product page at VetRxDirect.

Bone & Joint Medication for Your Pets from VetRxDirect

Have you noticed a decrease in your pets’ energy and activity level as they get older? Maybe they aren’t following you around the house as much, or not as playful as they used to be? These are all signs your pet might be suffering from joint or bone related issues.

No owner wants to watch their pets’ active life slowly come to a halt. We here at VetRxDirect understand staying on top of joint and bone health is critical in extending the length and quality of your pets’ life.

Giving your pet the right bone and joint supplement has the potential to greatly minimize inflammation and reduce the symptoms of arthritis.

The following are a couple of popular bone and joint supplements sold at VetRxDirect:

Cosequin Joint Health Supplement for Cats

Cosequin for Cats Available at VetRxDirect

For Cats consider Cosequin for Cats, an exclusive sprinkle capsule formula with tuna and chicken flavoring is a proven leader in healthy joint promotion in cats.

For Dogs consider Phycox Soft Chews, a popular joint supplement which comes in tasty natural liver flavored chews. VetRxDirect is currently having a special sale on Phycox. Buy a tub of Phycox 120 count soft chews and get TWO 10 count bottles of soft chews for free!!

We’ve priced both of these popular joint health supplements 10% OFF their already low prices during this special. HURRY! Sale prices and free goods offer ends next Friday.

Has your pet used Cosequin for Cats or Phycox Soft Chews? Feel free to give us all a quick review of the product in the comments section below.

Have a great evening,

Wes