Deracoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the coxib class. It is used in dogs for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, including hip dysplasia. It is also approved for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Do NOT use in cats. Laboratory testing is recommended before and during treatment. Contact your veterinarian if your dog experiences depression, loss of appetite, diarrhea, an increase in drinking and/or urination, jaundice (e.g., yellowing of the gums, skin, or whites of the eyes), vomiting, bloody or black stools, pale gums, hot spots, lethargy, increased respiration (fast or heavy breathing), incoordination, or behavior changes while being treated with deracoxib. Do not give with other NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, etodolac (EtoGesic), carprofen (Rimadyl), or steroids (e.g., prednisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone, triamcinolone). There is a greatly increased risk of stomach ulcers if used with these medications.