Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are some of the most commonly prescribed medications for pets but, as with any medication, their use can present some health risks. We know that you want to educate your clients about these risks and the responsible use of NSAIDs so that these medications can be used to effectively manage the pets’ medical conditions, and we want to make that job easier for you. To that end, we’ve produced a NSAID safety handout titled “Your Pet’s Anti-Inflammatory Medications.” The handout, available only to AVMA and SAVMA members, provides quick information for pet owners regarding the benefits and risks of NSAIDS, as well as recommendations for responsible NSAID use. There’s even a place on the handout to add your clinic’s information and/or logo. This information can complement client information sheets you provide from the manufacturer.
We hope you find this handout useful, and we’d appreciate any feedback you have on it. We also plan to develop a number of additional client handouts on a range of topics, so please feel free to suggest topics that would be useful to your practice.
Another NSAID safety resource that you may find valuable is the FDA’s brochure Treating Pain in Your Dog: Keeping Your Best Friend Active, Safe and Pain Free.