Treatment Type: Medications
Rated for: Great Dane
Posted Aug. 5, 2018
Discospondylitis is a painful condition, and although pain levels vary from case to case, NSAIDs are always the core of analgesic treatment, due to the fact that they also reduce inflammation, which is pretty much the main cause of both neurological symptoms and pain in cases of Discospondylitis.
Ketoprofen can be used in these cases, though there are better choices.
Besides providing weaker analgesia then newer NSAIDs like Coxibs, Carprofen and Meloxicam, ketoprofen also produces more side-effects and isn't recommended to be used for longer than 5 days in dogs.
There really is no reason to use this analgesic if the above-mentioned ones are available.