Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis, and currently a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.
I am sorry to hear about this concern for Jax.
Understood. Not sure if "low" doses is appropriate. Most of the time, I have found nearly all of the non-steoridal anti-inflammatories do not work as good unless at their correct doses.
I have also found out that not all pets respond to the same anti-inflammatory drug, so sometimes, it can be worth trying some different.
Either way, clearly Jax is going to need to some additional assistance with orthopedic problems. He may have also exacerbated some of the arthritis with some other soft tissue injury like an accidental twist or fall.
So, below, I will mention all of the most popular drugs, including good pain medications to ADD to previcox, and some of the best joint support product recommendations to start immediately.
A few common medications prescribed by vets (not all options,but many of the most common choices): NSAIDS,RimadylDeramaxxMetacam
Currently, one of my favorite joint support supplements on the market is Dasuquin or Cosequin. Here is some more information about it. Many veterinarians and clients have observed that after a few months on a quality joint support product, they can often reduce the dose of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications there pets may already be taking. A supplement can take several weeks to observe benefit, so it is important additional anti-inflammatory or pain medications are used in the meantime. Product Information about Dasuquin / Cosequin
Also, an incredible clinically tested food to help with joint problems is J/D. J/D Diet
Another supplement to review would be Adequan injections for joint health. These injections are also quite popular and have helped many pets with arthritic disease. Adequan injections
Remember, don't try to give anything over the counter. Nothing. Because drugs like ibuprofen, aleve, aspirin or tylenol will react very poorly with the previcox.
I hope that information has been helpful.
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