Longlife Program Research Library - NSAIDs



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Information about nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
and other articles and treatment information for dogs and cats

Welcome to the Longlife Program Library, where you will find thoroughly researched, detailed, and informative resources on common canine and feline ailments. These articles outline disorder symptoms, causes, breed and genetics factors, and treatments. Our goal in providing this information is to help you nurture your beloved pet and give him or her the best quality of life possible. Quality of life equals Longlife.

Interview with Dr. Tobin, DVM

Dr. Stephen Tobin is a holistic veterinarian who provides treatment using homeopathic herbs and nutrition. He speaks with us about his philosophy of animal care, pet nutrition, and his experience with the Longlife Program in the treatment of his patients.

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NSAIDs and Pets

The most common group of drugs recommended by veterinarians for the treatment of arthritis and hip dysplasia, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) have been used to treat joint disorders in pets since 1989, and they have gained in popularity as the risks of prolonged steroid use have become apparent in recent years. These non-addictive drugs have analgesic (pain relieving) yet non-narcotic (non-numbing), antipyretic (fever reducing), and anti-inflammatory effects.

NSAIDs for use in the treatment of animal joint disorders have been controversial all along. In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration reported that over 22,000 dogs had gotten sick, while almost 3,000 had died, following use of NSAIDs.

The safest treatment option for animals with chronic joint disorders remains a natural joint supplement. In the last few years, the emphasis in veterinary medicine has evolved from the use of anti-inflammatory medications to treatments which stimulate cartilage production. Products such as glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and Vitamin C help the body produce cartilage, which provides a cushion in the joint to prevent the painful condition of bone rubbing on bone. Studies have shown that these products provide significant relief in about 50 percent of patients. Our ongoing clinical research studies show that the Longlife Program provides significant improvement in over 90 percent of patients for a wide variety of joint problems, including hip dysplasia, arthritis, torn cruciate ligaments, and herniated vertebral discs.

Because Longlife Pet Supplements are all-natural, they do not cause side effects, and can be used in conjunction with other medications your pet is currently taking. Longlife Pet Supplements contain no binders, fillers, chemicals, or deodorizers, and have been specifically tailored to pass through your pet's gastrointestinal tract unnoticed while providing them with the benefits of effective, all-natural properties. For pet owners seeking an effective, affordable, safe, and natural treatment for pets with joint disorders, the Longlife Program is the natural choice.