It is scary to have your dog go into surgery and not know how they will feel afterwards. Since humans typically are in a good amount of pain or discomfort post-surgery, we can assume pets would be as well. To address this and make your dog’s recovery as comfortable as possible, your vet may prescribe medication, such as Deracoxib, to help with the post-surgery pain. If you’re unfamiliar with Deracoxib, it is also referred to as Deramaxx.
What is Deracoxib?
Deracoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine that can help dogs with osteoarthritis and post-surgery pain. Deracoxib can be found in an easily-chewable tablet form and is usually given with food. Your pet can start to feel the effects after 1-2 hours. Deracoxib can be dangerous for dogs if they eat too much of it, so make sure to manage your furry friend’s dose closely.
What is the Recommended Dose of Deracoxib for Dogs?
How do you give your dog Deracoxib? Once your vet prescribes the medication, they will tell you about the right dose for your dog. Make sure to closely follow your vet’s directions and call them if you have any questions or if your dog is feeling sick. If you miss a dose, make sure to give your dog the next dose at the correct time.
What are the Symptoms of Deracoxib Overdose in Dogs?
What should you do if your dog ate too much Deracoxib? First, call your vet and Pet Poison Helpline® at (855)-764-7661. Next, watch your dog for behavior changes and clinical signs of Deracoxib overdosing. The most common symptoms of Deracoxib overdose are:
- Upset stomach
- Decrease in appetite
- Changes in drinking or bathroom habits
- Changes in skin
- Decrease in energy levels
Can I Give Deracoxib to my Dog Per My Vet’s Instructions?
So long as your veterinarian prescribes it, you can give Deracoxib to your dog. Your vet will instruct you on the frequency and dosage to give your pet, as well as any other important information you may need to know. If you have any additional questions or concerns, be sure to call your vet and Pet Poison Helpline® at (855)-764-7661. Both sources want the best for your beloved pet and will be happy to help.
Treatment and Prognosis for Deracoxib Overdose
Your vet will look at the concentration of Deracoxib in your dog and make a treatment plan. The vet will do tests to test your dog’s kidney and liver functions. Just like you, your vet will want your furry friend to feel better. It might take a couple of days, but dogs can recover from Deracoxib overdoses. How fast your dog recovers depends on their past medical history and whether there were any complications. If their recovery time is a little longer than usual, it’s not necessarily worrisome—your vet will let you know if anything is wrong; they want your best friend to be back to normal too!