Alternative to Previcox

Author: VioVet
Published: Monday 4th March 2013
Updated: Thursday 6th February 2020

Our customer asked:

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.

Our reply:

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.