Etodolac is an NSAID (non-steroidal, non-inflammatory) medication which reduces pain inducing hormones in the body.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Etodolac is used in canines to treat fever, inflammation, and pain. This particular medication is useful against joint stiffness and arthritis.
Disease of the joints and osteoarthritis can cause synovial fluids and cartilage cushions to wear down over time. Cartilage is a formation of connective tissues to aid as cushions to the joints. However just as a cushion of a couch breaks down over years of wear, so does the cartilage. As the cartilage wears down the bones begin to rub on each other causing inflammation and a great deal of pain. Pets which are suffer from illness, disease, malnutrition, obesity, or calcium deficiencies are at a higher risk in developing arthritis at an earlier age. The joints are also cushioned with synovial fluids to prevent bone-on-bone grinding. Over time synovial fluids wear down, causing the bones to wear down together, this condition is known as acute or chronic joint disease. A pet which has developed acute joint disease will show signs of lameness and maybe painful to the touch. The joint itself may appear swollen and warm when felt. Chronic joint disease will cause the pet a great deal or pain and reduce the motion of their once flexible joints. As the condition progresses, the pet will become unwilling to move about, to travel, and will have daily lameness. A pet in this condition will be unable to perform as he/she once had and may become depressed. Secondary problems can arise from joint disease as pets will have difficulties standing.
Arthritis causes a great deal of pain to a pet; therefore, pet owners should take note of possible aliments. Pet aliments include; difficulty walking, pain, trouble getting up from a resting position, limping, decreased activity, and inability to walk.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Arthritis can affect a variety of dog breeds. Dog breeds most commonly affected by this aliment includes; the Finish Spitz, Labrador retriever, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, chow chow, cavalier king Charles Spaniel, and Irish Water Spaniel.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1. What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Discontinue use and seek the care of a veterinary professional promptly.
Can I administer this product with my pet’s food?
NSAIDs can be given with food if pet develops sensitivity to the product.
My dog has a bleeding disorder, can I administer this product?
No. this product will worsen the bleeding disorder.
Should I prevent my dog from engaging in physical activates during treatment?
No but keep the activities light. Simply engage your pet in a light exercise, such as a walk, to prevent stiffness.
What adverse effects from the product should I be aware of?
Side effects which could be noted by a pet owner include; diarrhea, vomiting, stomach upset, appetite decrease, or an adverse allergy.
Who should not take Etodolac?
If your pet is allergic to etodolac, or if your pet has; congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, heart disease; liver or kidney disease; stomach ulcers or bleeding, asthma; a bleeding or blood clotting disorder. Or if you’re pet is pregnant or lactating.
This product to be use in dogs only.
Keep out of reach from children.
Not to be used in animals for consumption.
Not to be used in pregnant or lactating females.
PET: This product has not been studied in pregnant or lactating females. Always present medical problems to the veterinarian if condition does not improve.
HUMANS: This product is to be used in animals only. Keep out of the reach of children. In case of an accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately. This product should not be given to animals intended for human consumption.
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS:
If Swallowed: Immediately contact a poison control center to be instructed of the situation. Offer water to affected person if said person is in a state of consciousness. Do not encourage the individual to vomit unless instructed by a medical physician.
If in eyes: If product residue affects the eyes, keep the affected eye open while flushing said eye with water. If individual wears contact lenses, remove the contact and continue flushing eye for five minutes. Continue to cleanse the eye for 20 minutes and contact a medical physician if irritation occurs.
Storage and disposal
Storage: store product at room temperature. Keep away from light and heat.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
Etodolac is the generic version of its brand name competitor; EtoGesic and Lodine. EtoGesic is manufactured through Forth Dodge and Lodine is manufactured from Wyeth-Ayerst. Generic and Brand name formulas contain the same active ingredients. Generic formations tend to be less costly than the name brand.
Active Ingredient Amount
etodolac 300 mg