NUTRI-VET® ASPIRIN (75 ct) aids in the temporary relief of pain and inflammation. The great liver flavor makes it easy to give and less upsetting to the stomach. Aspirin is usually the first drug of choice for pain relief in dogs, especially if the pain originates from arthritis or joint damage. Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), or arthritis, affects the smooth articular cartilage of the joint, the covering of bone in the joints responsible for smooth, non-painful motion of joints. When it becomes worn, raw bone surfaces become exposed and rub together, causing pain and lack of joint mobility.
- Aspirin acts by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandin, the primary compound responsible for inflammation, fever and pain. Aspirin also acts to reduce the platelets ability to clump together to prevent bleeding.
Precautions and Side Effects
- Aspirin can upset the stomach and intestines due to its irritating chemical nature and because it blocks the beneficial body chemicals that protect the linings of those organs.
- Aspirin also interacts with several other drugs, particularly cortisones, digoxin, some antibiotics, phenobarbital, and Furosemide (Lasix®).
- Side effects of aspirin include: vomiting, vomiting of blood, loss of appetite, diarrhea, black bowel movements, weight loss with chronic use, and anemia from bleeding in the stomach.
- Aspirin may cause birth defects and should not be given to pregnant animals.
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