Using NSAIDs Safely in Dogs

With an aging pet population and the availability of many NSAIDs, more clients need information on using NSAIDs safely in dogs. In an effort to ensure that NSAIDs are used safely and responsibly, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) encourages veterinarians to provide client information sheets (CISs) to all clients whose dogs receive NSAIDs.

CVM is asking for your help in providing NSAID safety information to your clients.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the use of NSAIDs in dogs, this article provides a good primer.

For copies of the approved labels and CISs for each NSAID product, click here. (The CISs are also available electronically in the Compendium of Veterinary Products.)

The brochure is available from the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) and from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

CVM greatly appreciates your consideration in presenting this information and we thank you in advance for assisting us in distributing this important message. Many adverse events could be avoided or be less severe if clients knew what to watch for and that they should STOP giving the drug at the first sign of a potential problem.