Dr. Race Foster on the Price of Pain Relief

by DFS-Pet-Blog on April 12, 2013

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.

Previcox (Firocoxib),
Metacam (Meloxicam),
Deramaxx (Deracoxib) and the Carprofens such as
Carpaquin, Quellin,
Novox and
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.

Dr. Race Foster

Quellin Novox

Arthritic pain medications

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bonnie hirning January 29, 2015 at 9:29 pm

my little papillon is suddenly bumping into things and I noticed it this last week. what is causing this ? could it be a infection in big brown eyes. they do run a little but see no covering on them? I do have a vet appt. next week to take her in. Hope it isn’t serious, like blindness. Please comment.

Briana J. January 30, 2015 at 12:13 pm

We’re sorry to hear that your dog is having problems. Bumping into things definitely could be a sign of vision problems. Without examining your dog, it is impossible to say what may be going on, so we are glad to hear you have an appointment with your veterinarian. The sooner medical problems are properly diagnosed, the better the chance for effective treatment. All the best to you and your dog.

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