Piroxicam was initially created for humans as a pain reliever. But with the proper dosage by your vet, it can also be administered to cats and dogs with some cancers, and as a pain reliever for arthritis. Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), so it reduces both pain and inflammation. This drug is typically recommended for dogs experiencing neoplasia, a condition in which abnormal masses of tissue develop into tumors within the body. Consult your veterinarian if this is the right drug for you pet’s symptoms.
For: Cats and Dogs
How it works: Piroxicam is generally prescribed with other medications, depending on the condition being treated. Piroxicam is a cyclo-oxygenase (COX) inhibitor. COX aids in the production of prostaglandins, which cause pain, swelling, and inflammation during injury or disease. By blocking the production of prostaglandins, Piroxicam reduces inflammation and pain.
Dosage & Administration: Piroxicam is a prescription drug. Administer Piroxicam orally per instruction by your veterinarian.
What are the possible side effects of Cephalexin: When administering Piroxicam, contact your veterinarian if your pet shows signs of depression, an increase in drinking, jaundice, dizziness, seizures, behavior changes, lethargy, swelling, shedding, itching, constipation, or hot spots. In some cases, Piroxicam can cause stomach ulceration. Signs of this include loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, and bloody or black stools.
Do not use Piroxicam in pets with kidney or liver disease, bleeding disorders, gastric ulcers, or high blood pressure. Use with caution in cats and pets with severe heart disease.