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NSAIDs Used for Pain Management in Dogs and Cats

NSAIDs Used for Pain Management in Dogs and Cats

Drug

Dosagea

Aspirin

Dogs: 22 mg/kg, PO, twice a day

Cats: 10 mg/kg, PO, every 48 hours

Carprofen

Dogs: 2.2 mg/kg, PO, twice a day

Deracoxib

Dogs: 4 mg/kg/day, PO

Etodolac

Dogs: 12.5 mg/kg/day, PO

Firocoxib

Dogs: 5 mg/kg/day, PO

Grapiprant

Dogs: 2 mg/kg, PO, once a day

Ketoprofen

Dogs: 1 mg/kg/day, PO, IV, SC, IM

Cats: 1 mg/kg/day, PO, IV, SC, IM

Meloxicam

Dogs: 0.1 mg/kg/day, IV, SC, PO

Cats: 0.1 mg/kg/day, IV, SC, PO, for 1–3 days

Robenacoxib

3 days maximum use

Dogs: 2 mg/kg, PO or SC, once a day

Cats: 1 mg/kg, PO, once a day or 2 mg/kg, SC

Tepoxalin

Dogs: 10 mg/kg/day, PO

aIf no dosage is listed for cats, the drug is not recommended for use in that species.