Treatment Type: Medications
Rated for: Poodle
Posted Aug. 11, 2018
The main treatment for ovarian tumors is surgical, we basically do a spay, which requires a bigger incision and might require removal of more tissue then during a normal spay, which is why it's somewhat more painful. In any case, postoperative analgesia for at least 5 days is necessary, and NSAIDs are the cornerstone of it.
Ketoprofen is a viable choice in these cases, due to the short treatment length, but there are better choices, all of which are just as cheap and readily available.
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.