Previcox Tablets for Dogs

Previcox Tablets for Dogs
57mg Chewable Tablet » Pack of 60
57mg Chewable Tablet » Priced per Tablet
227mg Chewable Tablet » Pack of 60
227mg Chewable Tablet » Priced per Tablet

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  • 57mg Chewable Tablet » Pack of 60 £34.25
  • 57mg Chewable Tablet » Priced per Tablet £0.58
  • 227mg Chewable Tablet » Pack of 60 £58.99
  • 227mg Chewable Tablet » Priced per Tablet £0.99

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Previcox is a medication used to treat inflammation and pain in dogs. The tablet works quickly and is chewable, though it can be given with food to make administering the drug much easier. It works by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for generating the chemicals which lead to pain and inflammation — Previcox is generally used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis though it may be suitable for other conditions as well. Osteoarthritis can occur through old age though the use of a drug such as Previcox can lead to dramatic reductions in the inflammation and pain, giving the pet a whole new lease of life.

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Previcox for dogs is only available with a prescription from your vet. The medication can be purchased directly from your vet, but this usually works out to be much more expensive. So, an alternative is to buy dog medicine from VioVet. The prescription will have to be obtained from your vet and sent with the order before the drug can be supplied.

As with all pain-relieving drugs, some side effects are possible. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to your vet, however, Previcox is in fact one of the safest drugs in its class and very rarely causes any unwanted side effects. Care should be taken if the animal is suffering from conditions such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, or blood pressure problems. The vet will also take into consideration any other medication being given to the pet.

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Reviews (296)

Summary of Reviews for Previcox Tablets for Dogs

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
291 out of 296 (98%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (211 reviews)
4 stars (76 reviews)
3 stars (3 reviews)
2 stars (3 reviews)
1 stars (3 reviews)

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45 Pain relief
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By on 20 September 2023

It works well for Molly

Customer recommends this product

45 Previcox how good are they
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By on 16 August 2023

Very good

Customer recommends this product

45 Good pain relief
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By on 4 July 2023

My dog has been taking these tablets for quite some time and they do ease the pain

Customer recommends this product

55 Ordered with her approval and prescription
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By on 2 July 2023

As expected as this was a repeat order but liked that they came in a small tub rather than packets

Customer recommends this product

45 very good
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By on 2 July 2023

indi is like a new dog !! also she is very hungry !

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Previcox Tablets for Dogs, including answers from our team.

21 October 2021 at 2:46pm



My Labrador dog is on 1 tablet of 227mg Previcox a day, and it has worked very well, would it be beneficial to keep him on the reduced amount of 57mg as I am concerned that he may need to go back on the full dose of 227mg in the future?
Unfortunately my vet does not have the 57mg tablets.

  • VioVet Staff

You should follow the dose your vet has advised closely. The datasheet for this product states the following:
Administer 5 mg per kg bodyweight once daily as presented in the table below. Tablets can be administered with or without food.

Any dose below this would be off license and it cannot be guaranteed that the pain relief effects will be obtained from it. Your vet can advise on off license dosing so I recommend chatting to them for more information regarding this.

You can order the 57mg tablets through our website alongside a written prescription.

18 August 2021 at 12:26pm

Contra indications for Previcox

Diana Richards

Are there any side effects for dog taking previcox?

  • VioVet Staff

The Contraindications for using this product as per the datasheet are below:

Do not use in pregnant or lactating bitches. Do not use in animals
less than 10 weeks of age or less than 3 kg body weight. Do not use in
animals suffering from gastrointestinal bleeding, blood dyscrasia or
haemorrhagic disorders.

Do not use concomitantly with corticosteroids or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

The possible Side effects for using this medication as per the datasheet are below:

Emesis and diarrhea have occasionally been reported. These reactions
are generally of a transitory nature and are reversible when the
treatment is stopped. Renal and/or hepatic disorders have been reported
in very rare cases in dogs administered the recommended treatment dose.
Rarely, nervous system disorders have been reported in treated dogs.

If adverse reactions like vomiting, repeated diarrhoea, faecal occult
blood, sudden weight loss, anorexia, lethargy, degradation of renal or
hepatic biochemistry parameters occur, use of the product should be
stopped and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought. As with other
NSAIDs, serious adverse effects can occur and, in very rare cases, may
be fatal.

*The frequency of possible adverse effects is defined using the following convention:
Rare (affects 1 to 10 animals in 10,000)
Very rare (affects less than 1 animal in 10,000).

26 February 2021 at 10:37pm

Previcox and Umove


My dog is taking half a tablet a day of PREVICOX 227mg
she has been taking them since Jan 2021.
Someone said to give her UMOVE would I give her it alongside the PREVICOX
sometimes my dog is very tired all day since starting PREVICOX is that normal

  • VioVet Staff

Yes YuMove is perfectly safe to give alongside Previcox. They work well together, helping treat the arthritis (assuming this is the condition your dog has). I recommend reading our blog 'Arthritis in pets - prevention & management' for more info.
Lethargy is a reported adverse effect of Previcox, if your dog is lethargic then I recommend seeing your vet though as there may be another problem occuring.

10 September 2020 at 12:41pm

Do I have to pay my vet to write a prescription for Previcox for my dog?

Mary Heynes

Hi there

Can you please let me know if my vet is able to write a prescription for me without buying the medication, as it's very expensive from my vet surgery? I didn't like to ask them because they seem to want me to buy it from them! Thanks very much


  • VioVet Staff

Yes your vet can write a written prescription for you to buy this medication online. They will likely charge you for this and the price varies from vets to vets. Below is a link to more information on how this process works:

11 October 2017 at 3:17pm



Is previcox safe for my 7 year old cavilier king Charles do you think? She has a disc problem that's a year later is causing her to have a lot of pain. She's on 300mg gabapentin and 5 mg prednicare per day. Almost died after vet prescribed her tramadol. Any suggestions please, I would be truly grateful

  • VioVet Staff

Generally it is not considered a good idea to have dogs on NSAIDs like Previcox alongside steroid. However if your dog is in a considerable amount of pain you could talk to your vet about whether it is worth the risk in this case.

9 October 2017 at 10:32am

Side Effects

Alison King

  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Can you tell me if there are any side effects from taking Previcox?


  • VioVet Staff

Like all the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Previcox can occasionally cause side effects such as vomiting, inappetance, diarrhoea or some liver problems when given long term. However your vet will do a risk-beneift assessment for your dog- usually the benefits outweigh the risks.

6 October 2015 at 9:31pm



Do I have to get prescription even though dog is already on them?

  • VioVet Staff

Legally we cannot sell any of this without receiving a copy of a prescription signed by your vet. If your vet is helpful, he/she can write out a prescription to authorise medication for 6 to 12 months, though lots of vets decline to do this. It is up to them in fact, we cannot change that.

16 December 2013 at 10:13am

Alternative to Previcox

Adrian Mills

Since ordering food from yourselves and receiving a speedy service I also see you can provide prescribed drugs and I have a question.
My 10 year old JRT has been on previcox for 3 years following a trauma injury for her crutiate ligament.
She has been quite well in general and I wonder if you have a similar non prescription drug that would be just as effective?
Your advice would be appreciated.

  • VioVet Staff

There is nothing like Previcox which is non-prescription. There are
however quite a few joint supplements which help the general health of
joints and can reduce or sometime eliminate the need for prescription
anti-inflammatory drugs like Previcox. I would suggest trying Yumove or Seraquin and gradually trying to wean your dog off the Previcox
after a few weeks. If you can reduce the dose, or even stop it
altogether, that is great. You might need to use Previcox periodically
if there is a flare-up of stiffness or soreness in the leg. Most people
find that both types of treatment have their place, along with sensible
but controlled exercise and weight control through sensible diet.

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