Dr. Race Foster on the Price of Pain Relief
|The pet owner and canine patient have never had a wider array of choices in arthritic pain medications. From non-steroidal
anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) to the corticosteroids, pain relief has never been easier.
Deramaxx (Deracoxib) and the Carprofens such as
Rimadyl, are all available choices to discuss with your veterinarian.
Personally, as a veterinarian, I prefer to prescribe Quellin, Novox or Carpaquin over the high priced, but equivalent Rimadyl. Rimadyl oftentimes costs more than Quellin, Novox or Carpaquin, which have the identical active ingredient (carprofen). I urge all pet owners desiring affordable canine pain relief to ask their veterinarians to prescribe Quellin, Novox or Carpaquin over the higher priced Rimadyl. Additionally, pet insurance providers should be aware of the significant difference in price between Quellin/Novox/Carpaquin and Rimadyl.
|Why do I care? Because oftentimes cost is the deterrent to proper patient care, including pain relief. As a veterinarian, my goal is to educate and provide pet owners with quality, affordable pet care. Ask your veterinarian about Quellin.