October 25, 2017

NSAIDs: Risks vs Benefits

Daniel Edge, DVM, MBA, manager of veterinary operations at Zoetis, talks about the potential risks vs the potential benefits of using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for veterinary patients.


Daniel Edge, DVM, MBA, manager of veterinary operations at Zoetis, talks about the potential risks vs the potential benefits of using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for veterinary patients.

For younger patients, the benefit of using NSAIDs is very significant—there's minimal potential risk for that patient. For older patients, there’s a greater risk of side effects when using NSAIDs. But at the end of the day, you need to look at the individual patient and have an honest conversation with the pet owner.

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