Today’s pet meds Spotlight is Deramaxx. Deramaxx is a pet meds used to control pain and inflammation. It is particularly effective against osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that affects joints. It is available as beef-flavored, scored, chewable tablets. Deramaxx requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It controls pain and inflammation and is non-steroidal.
Deramaxx belongs to the COX-2 inhibitor class of pet medications. It is different from other NSAIDs because it blocks the COX-2 enzyme, not the COX-1 enzyme. While the COX-1 enzyme is necessary for many normal body functions, COX-2 enzymes trigger inflammation and contribute to pain in arthritic joints.
Talk to your vet to see if Deramaxx is the right petmeds for your dog.