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Anybody who has a dog or any pet for that matter knows how important it is to keep them healthy and strong. You never want to put your pet at risk by giving them any type of medications that might do them more harm than good. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from arthritis pain, diseases, and all other types of pain. But before you give your dog any medicine you want to make sure that there are no risks involved. You should always check with your veterinarian before giving your dog any new medications.

Acepromazine for dogs is the most common drug given to your pet as a tranquilizer to keep them calm during times of stress and anxiety. It acts a depressant for the central nervous system and can be given to pets to calm them down during long trips in the car or loud sounds such as thunderstorms and fireworks. Whatever your dog may be afraid of acepromazine has the ability to calm them and keep them completely relaxed. When you give this to your pet it can stay in his/her system for up to eight hours. It acts as dopamine in your dog’s brain which blocks receptors in your dog’s brain that cause your dog to become anxious and hyper.

Just like with any drug, there are some pertinent side effects to giving acepromazine to your dog. It can cause seizures, low blood pressure, heart failure, vomiting, constipation and many others. One of the most common side effects to this medication is constipation. The one positive to your dog having this side effect is that there is something you can give your dog to prevent it from worsening.

Previcox for dogs is standardly used when they grow older and develop osteoarthritis. If your dog has some type of orthopedic surgery, this is drug is also given to your dog as an anti-inflammatory.  While it is primarily used for arthritis it can also be used for bone and muscle injuries in your dog. As with any type of drug, there are some side effects that are most common when you give your dog Previcox.

  • Dark stools
  • Stomach pains
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • High kidney blood values
  • High liver enzyme levels
  • Lethargy

This drug can also be used as a method of chemotherapy for dogs who have developed tumors and/or cancer. Regardless of the reason your dog takes this medicine, it is important to know that they must be closely monitored and have regular blood tests through your veterinarian.

Keeping your pet happy and healthy should be your number one priority as a pet owner. Before starting any new regimen for your dog make sure you check with your vet.

Soothing an Anxious Dog Credit Picture License: “Gracie”– a joyful Yorkie mix via photopin cc