Does Cartrophen work in dogs?

Cartrophen Vet has shown to be effective in 80% of dogs treated, further discussed in ‘Safety&Efficacy’. Cartrophen Vet has been shown to exhibit the following modes of action: Stimulates cartilage production – Stimulates chondrocytes to synthesize cartilage matrix.

Can a dog overdose on Cartrophen?

Toxicity. At the recommended dose and duration of treatment, no toxic effects occur.

How many courses does Cartrophen have?

An initial treatment course of 4 injections given at 5-7 day intervals is recommended. The beneficial effects are normally noticed after the second or third injection. The improvement noted is often maintained for a few months after the fourth injection. If some deterioration is noted, the course can be repeated.

Can dogs have Cartrophen monthly?

Any dog or cat that has had joint surgery or joint damage some time in their life could benefit from a cartrophen injection course. Dogs with more severe problems will often have 2 cartrophen courses a year or an injection every month throughout the year.

Does Cartrophen have side effects?

With Cartrophen injections for dogs side effects are usually mild but still worth noting. The more common side effects can include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and anorexia. As with most drugs these effects should go away given a little time, but nonetheless are still enough to concern owners.

What is the difference between Cartrophen and carprofen?

Cartrophen is not cortisone and it is not carprofen (a pain relief medicine). It is a disease modifying osteoarthritic drug and is the only drug in the class (some copycat drugs have come out e.g. Pentosan and Sylvet but they are not as good). It is most beneficial when given by injection once a week for 4 weeks.

How fast does Cartrophen work in dogs?

The treatment 80% of pets respond quickly to the initial course with a reduction in lameness and pain and a subsequent increase in activity and well-being. The frequency of treatment varies from once a year for mild cases and up to three times a year for severe cases.

How expensive is Cartrophen?

Zydax/Cartrophen courses range from $35 to $70 per injection depending on the size of your pet plus a single consultation fee.

Does Cartrophen work immediately?

Is Cartrophen safe?

Cartrophen Vet has a history of over 20 years of safe use in the dog. Cartrophen Vet has a low incidence of side effects and of those they are mild and transitory. The number of reported adverse events on a per course basis (per 4 weekly injections) was 0.058%.

How often can dogs have Cartrophen injections?

Cartrophen is initially given as a course of 4 injections – one a week for 4 weeks. Depending on the patients response and the severity of arthritis single injections may then be given every 1-3 months, or as a course once a year.

Is Cartrophen the same as adequan?

The veterinary brand Cartrophen Vet® has similar anti-inflammatory action as Adequan®, but it is a less expensive product for dogs and is used extralabel in cats in Canada.

Is Cartrophen Vet safe for dogs?

I’m an enthusiastic supporter of Cartrophen Vet. I’ve used it on two dogs and one cat and it’s a miracle. The booster rate is individual and depends partly on why it’s being given and partly on the pain tolerance of the individual animal. With ours we watched till signs of limping returned and then boostered.

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How does Cartrophen Vet work?

Cartrophen Vet works to modify the underlying arthritic processes to relieve pain and lameness. Improvements from Cartrophen Vet result in long-term effects lasting beyond the treatment period of 4 weeks up to one year in some cases. Cartrophen Vet has been shown to exhibit the following modes of action 1.

Is Cartrophen Vet a DMOAD?

It is therefore classified as a disease modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD). Cartrophen Vet is an injection given by your vet in a similar way to a vaccine with four weekly doses. This is a convenient way to ensure that your pet receives the appropriate dosage without daily regimen.