New Zealand

Is your dog
suffering from
Arthritis?

Monaro suffers from canine arthritis. See the change in
Monaro after treatment with TROCOXIL.

CANINE ARTHRITIS

IS YOUR DOG
SUFFERING FROM ARTHRITIS?

TAKE THE QUICk TEST

1. Isn't as enthusiastic to fetch or play?

2. Prefer lying down to standing?

3. Has trouble standing up or jumping?

4. Limps occasionally?

5. Has difficulty with toileting?

6. Shows signs of aggression?

7. Rests in an abnormal position?

8. Shows reluctance to run?

9. Takes shorter strides when walking?

10. Cries when touched or avoids patting?

IS YOUR DOG
SUFFERING FROM ARTHRITIS?

It is possible your dog has some form of arthritis

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WHAT CAUSES
CANINE ARTHRITIS?

What is arthritis?
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ARTHRITIS IN DOGS

Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a painful and debilitating condition affecting 1 in 5 dogs, over the age of one1. Arthritis doesn’t discriminate - it affects people and dogs of all ages. If you notice any changes in your dog’s mood and level of activity, it may be due to the pain of arthritis, one of the most common chronic conditions which veterinarians treat.

1Johnston S.A. (1997), Osteoarthritis: Joint anatomy, physiology and pathobiology. Veterinary Clinics of North America – Small Animal Practice 27, 699-723)

While no cure exists for arthritis, there are pain management options available for your dog, which will greatly reduce the impact of the condition and increase their quality of life. Some dogs feel pain while recovering from surgery, or an injury, whilst others experience pain because of a chronic condition like arthritis. Both Rimadyl® (in various presentations) and Trocoxil® Chewable Tablets for Dogs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly known as ‘NSAIDs’. They have been proven effective in relieving the clinical signs of pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.

HOW YOU CAN MANAGE
YOUR DOG’S ARTHRITIS

You need to consult your vet to find out the best lifestyle changes and pain management options. However, you can help improve your pet’s quality of life at home by using the WET approach:

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
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Excessive weight places significant stress on joints, which accelerates the development of arthritis. Your dog’s ideal weight can be achieved by carefully reducing their calorie intake, or by feeding a calorie reduced diet, and resisting the temptation of giving all those treats from the table, our small leftovers could be equivalent to a cheeseburger for our dog!

EXERCISE
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THERAPY (PAIN MANAGEMENT)
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WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM AN NSAID?
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WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR DOG IS LEFT UNTREATED?
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TREATMENT OPTIONS
FOR YOUR DOG

Daily Dose
DAILY DOSE

Rimadyl is a 24-hour acting, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Your veterinarian may prescribe Rimadyl (pronounced “Rim-a-dill”) to treat the pain associated with arthritis, or to help control pain after soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries.

Rimadyl comes in tablets or extremely tasty chewables, which your dog will love. Or, your veterinarian may choose to give Rimadyl as an injection.

Over 16 million dogs worldwide have been treated with Rimadyl over the last two decades, making it a very popular choice.

The Rimadyl Extended Care Card programme ensures your dog receives the full benefit of treatment by providing an additional 14 days worth of treatment upon the purchase of a bottle of Rimadyl Chewable Tablets 60s, or a cumulative purchase of 70 chewables. Ask your vet today about the Rimadyl Extended Care Card.

SEE MONTHLY DOSE
  • Potent pain relief and anti-inflammatory for use in acute and chronic pain
  • Tried and tested in over 16 million dogs worldwide
  • Safety – High margin of safety proven in widespread clinical use
  • Once daily dosing
  • Provides pain relief for arthritis and surgery
  • Highly palatable chewable tablet; your dog will love them
  • Broad product range to suit you and your dog’s needs – Injection, chewable tablets and tablets
Monthly Dose
MONTHLY DOSE

Your veterinarian may prescribe Trocoxil (pronounced “Tro-cox-il”) to treat the pain associated with arthritis. Like Rimadyl, Trocoxil is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which provides pain relief for this debilitating condition.

Trocoxil is the only monthly treatment and is a major breakthrough in the currently available treatments for arthritis in dogs. Just one tablet each month (after an initial loading dose) provides continuous, lasting pain relief and can help transform your dog’s quality of life. That’s right, you read it correctly, just 1 tablet once a month! If only humans had something like that!

  • Highly effective, continuous pain relief for arthritic dogs
  • Excellent safety profile
  • Monthly dose means you minimise the chances of missing a daily dose. Just one tablet each month for 6 month cycles, after an initial loading dose
  • Available in 20, 30, 75 and 95mg chewable tablets
  • Highly palatable chewable tablet
  • Must be administered with a meal, please follow the strict instructions from your vet if prescribed this.

Ask your vet if Trocoxil Chewable Tablets for Dogs are the right option for your dog.*

* RVM; Available only under Veterinary Authorisation

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FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

You need to consult your vet to find out the best lifestyle changes and pain management options. However, you can help improve your pet’s quality of life at home by using the WET approach:

When should I see improvements in my dog after treatment with Rimadyl or Trocoxil?
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An improvement should be seen within the first few days of treatment; however your dog should continue to improve with extended treatment.

What are the possible side effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) treatment?
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My dog seems a little stiff in the mornings, could this be arthritis and is he in pain?
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My doctor tells me not to take too many anti-inflammatories, I don’t want to give them to my dog, are they safe?
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Do dietary supplements treat arthritis?
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My dog isn’t limping though – could he still have arthritis?
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I take glucosamine every day and it really helps my pain – can I not just give this to my dog instead, it must be much safer?
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Is it best just to give the tablets until he is better and then stop?
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IS YOUR DOG
SUFFERING FROM ARTHRITIS?

It is possible your dog has some form of arthritis

If you've answered true to any of these questions then it is possible your dog has form of arthritis. To learn more about managing and treating this consult your vet or click the button bellow.

SEE THE BEFORE
AND AFTER RESULTS!

Meet Monaro; a 10-year-old Staffy-Lab cross who has suffered from arthirits for years

Monaro's symptoms include:
  • Stiffness and a reluctance to run
  • He seems depressed and doesn’t jump up any more
  • Significant weight gain
  • Difficulty climbing stairs, and often stops half way
  • Occassional whimpering
  • Inability to get in and out of the vehicle

Zoetis New Zealand Limited. Tel: 0800 963 847; www.zoetis.co.nz. RIMADYL and TROCOXIL are registered trade marks of Zoetis Inc. or its
subsidiaries. ACVM No. A7084, A7085, A7086, A8023 & A10459. RVM; Available only under Veterinary Authorisation.