Pain Relief Medications for Dog Arthritis

EtoGesic is a prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that treats pain and inflammation caused by arthritis in dogs. EtoGesic is available as 150 mg or 300 mg tablets in quantities of 30 or 90.

EtoGesic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that treats pain and inflammation in dogs. It is particularly beneficial to pets suffering from arthritis. This product reduces stiffness and lameness associated with arthritis, hip dysplasia, and otherwise impaired joint function, helping to keep your pet comfortably mobile. Like other NSAIDs, EtoGesic may also be used to reduce fever.

Benefits of EtoGesic:

  • Treats pain, inflammation, stiffness, and lameness resulting from hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, and other degenerative joint disorders
  • Brings down fevers
  • Narcotic and steroid-free
  • Keeps dogs moving when joint conditions threaten mobility
  • Aids weight management and protects health in aging and ailing dogs by promoting continued physical activity
  • Available in easily administered oral tablets scored for precise dosing
  • Requires only once-daily dosing

EtoGesic is only for dogs at least 12 months old and weighing at least 11 lbs. Do not use in cats or other animals. Not for use in humans.

Children should never be permitted to administer drugs or supplements to animals.

Read all instructions and precautionary statements provided by the manufacturer.

Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.


  1. Remove only the current dose from the bottle. Close the bottle securely and return it to its safe storage location.
  2. Administer 4.5 to 6.8 mg per pound of your dog's body weight as prescribed by your veterinarian once per day.
  3. Give with food to minimize gastrointestinal upset.

Frequency of Use:

A typical EtoGesic therapy regimen consists of once-daily dosing. Follow your veterinarian's instructions.

If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember it unless it is almost time for the next dose. Never give a double dose of this medication.

Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration possible.


Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F. Keep bottle tightly closed. Protect product from heat and moisture.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Etodolac, the active ingredient in EtoGesic, is a non-narcotic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It has anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, and analgesic properties. Its primary method of action is reducing the presence of hormones that trigger inflammation.

EtoGesic requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

EtoGesic (etodolac)

EtoGesic Active Ingredient: etodolac 150 mg or 300 mg


Keep this product out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

EtoGesic is only for dogs weighing more than 11 lbs. and over 12 months of age. Not for use in dogs that do not meet these conditions. Not for use in cats or other animals. Do not use in humans.

All dogs should undergo a complete physical examination and medical history prior to beginning any NSAID regimen.

Follow the specifications of your veterinarian's prescription.

Consult your veterinarian right away about any adverse reactions you observe in your pet while administering this medication.

CAUTION: EtoGesic, like all cyclooxygenase inhibitory NSAIDs, can cause liver, kidney, and gastrointestinal toxicity.

Not for use in dogs with a hypersensitivity to etodolac, carprofen, aspirin, naproxen, meloxicam, or other NSAIDs. An allergic reaction requires emergency veterinary treatment.

Do not give to pregnant or nursing bitches.

Stop administration and contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet has tarry, black, or bloody stools, coughs up blood, or has vomit that looks similar to coffee grounds. These may indicate bleeding in the stomach or intestines.

Stop administration and contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice stomach pain, infrequent or absent urination, dark urine, diminished appetite, weight gain, swelling, anemia, jaundice, fever, chills, rash, blistering, or peeling skin.

Tell your veterinarian if your dog has congestive heart failure, heart disease, hypertension, stomach ulcers, bleeding in the stomach, clotting or bleeding disorders, asthma, renal or hepatic disease, or if you plan to use your dog for breeding.

Keep giving EtoGesic but consult your veterinarian if your pet develops diarrhea, constipation, itching, or dizziness.

If you know of or suspect an overdose, contact your veterinarian right away.

Consult your veterinarian before administering any other medications or supplements, including other NSAIDs or over-the-counter pain relievers or cold medicines, concurrently with EtoGesic. This product may interact with others.

The safety of concomitant administration of protein-bound drugs, such as anticonvulsant, heart, and behavioral medications, with EtoGesic has not been studied.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

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Fort Dodge Animal Health, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 USA


Revised March 2008


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