Ketoprofen is prescribed by veterinarians to reduce pain in arthritis. This medicine is classed as an anti-inflammatory agent which is used to relieve pain and inflammation. Ketoprofen works by blocking the cyclo-oxygenase enzyme which generates the production of prostaglandins.


If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them, possible side effects may include mild stomach upset such as vomiting. If you notice anything unusual contact your vet immediately.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed.