Librela for Dogs: Give Them More Days at Play
We believe strongly in keeping up with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine because you and your pets deserve access to the best care possible. That’s why we’re so excited about Librela, a new injectable medication to treat osteoarthritis (OA) pain in dogs.
This once-monthly injectable medication is administered by your veterinarian, so there’s no need for daily medication at home. Librela is an innovative monoclonal antibody treatment—a biological therapy that works like your dog’s own immune system. It targets and neutralizes a protein that stimulates pain in dogs with arthritis, alleviating OA pain for up to one month.
Librela can be safely used in conjunction with other medications, and unlike traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), Librela is metabolized with minimal involvement by the liver and kidneys. This means that not only is it extremely safe, but it’s also an excellent option for dogs who can’t take NSAIDs due to liver or kidney insufficiency.
Arthritis changes can happen slowly, and many owners attribute an older dog’s decrease in activity as normal “slowing down” when, in fact, pain could be the culprit. This Dog Osteoarthritis Checklist offers a good way to evaluate your dog for signs of OA pain and can be shared with your veterinarian.
Wondering if Librela can help improve your dog’s quality of life? Give us a call at (203) 755-7201 or request an appointment online today!