Rated 5 out of 5 by CxCamp Expensive Canine Anti-inflammatory
I have a big dog (110 lb), 9 1/2 yrs old, and 3 knee surgeries. The Deramaxx helps him get through each day. Problem is, it's very expensive. Our vet is like our doctor, going with the high-$$$ prescriptions. However, much cheaper at PetCareRX vs. the vet's office.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ajmcarthur83 Quick to take Effext
We were close to putting our retriever down due to severe arthritis, being none of the pain medications given would even help to ease the level of pain. As a last resort, we tried Deramaxx, and I'm glad we did! Yes, it's a bit on the pricey side, but after being on it for only 1 hour, yes, 1 hour, he was jumping and running like a pup again. And even after being on it for only 2 months so far, there is no sign of him slowing down. He's on 50mg, so we divide the 100mg tablets, but as he's losing weight from 105 lbs to now 83 lbs, we can decrease the dose. Now he's a happy 6 year old and we're a happy a family again.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Killed my black lab
My 8-year-old black lab took Deramaxx for 2 days before it killed her. A necropsy report concluded that she died due to gastric hemorrhage as a result of the Deramaxx. Novartis offered to pay us $300 which would help pay for the testing to show that it indeed killed her (our total bill was over $4,000). However, we would need to sign a waiver stating that we could never pursue anything against them. They could have offered us $4,000 and we'd still never sign such a waiver. There was nothing wrong with my lab Pippin. She went in on 4/26/12 (her 8th birthday) because she was limping, she was given a dose of deramaxx at the vet, and she started vomiting blood at 3:00 pm on 4/27/12. Despite multiple blood transfusions, etc. she died at 9:00 that night. She was our baby and we had only wanted to help her so that she wasn't in pain. She is not the "off chance" dog that has a bad reaction. Do a Google search for deramaxx kills and you'll find thousands of stories similar to mine. I'm so sorry Pippin.
July 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Comfort for our Collie
Winston is a 12 year old full size collie who is our fuzzy son. He started exhibiting arthritis pain last year (troubles getting up/stairs) and we now have him on the Deramaxx. He does well on it although I noticed he started vomiting a bit since he started taking it. He loves the flavor and when I give him 1/2 a pill he doesn't do as well as taking the whole thing. He weighs about 76 pounds so I think he needs the whole thing every day. It has definitely helped him and we want him to be comfortable in his senior years.
April 6, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 RELIEF !!
I was so worried about my rottweiler age 10yrs. She had so much pain and swelling in her hind leg and couldn't get off her pillow w/o help. Though the swelling is much improved her mobility has greatly improved. She has been on Dermaxx for approx 2 months. I have been purchasing Deramaxx from my vet @ three -four times the amount of PetCareRx.
January 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 Chasing squirrels again
My Amy, a black lab, was diagnosed with torn ACL's, first in the left rear, then in the right rear. I could not afford surgery, so I put her first on Rymadyl, which didn't help her. Then my vet suggested Deramaxx. It has made a world of difference in her.
May 20, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 animal lover in sunnyvale
Iam so glad my little guy (yorkie) is not suffering anymore with his disk problem since he is taking this medication. The problem is that this medicine approximately 50% more at the doctors. The customer service is wonderful, courteous and much more and it is a pleasure to talk to someone who cares. Thank you
March 5, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 A Life Saver... Literally!!!
I have 3 Labs, and Sam was only 3 years old when his arthritis got so bad he couldnt walk up stairs and I had to lift him in the back of my SUV. I started on the Deramaxx at the suggestion of my vet. Sam will be 11 in January and is still jumping in the truck and chasing the ball with limitless energy. He tackles stairs and every other activity a healthy puppy would.... and none of this would have been possible without Deramaxx. My vet said there could be kidney complications, but he has been tested twice a year for almost 8 years and has had zero negative effects. If you love your dog, please give it a try. I buy the 100 milligram tabs and quarter them, and that little dose has had tremendous results. It literally saved his life!!!
November 19, 2009