As far as Anti-inflammatory meds, Hoss’s go to is Galliprant.
Costs more but easier on the belly and always responds well to this medication.
Bug why is it that Galliprant rarely comes up in conversation in the area anti inflamatories for our pups?
Well, I went looking to see what exactly Galliprant is because I'd never heard of it. I'm not sure but I think it may be one of the newer NSAID's mostly because there are whole groups of patients they recommend not using it on because there is not clinical information on effects. (ie puppies under 4 months, pregnant bitches etc).
It is highly recommended especially in treatment of pain from osteoarthritis. Here's one to keep in mind if it's a Doberman--it is not recommended for dogs on cardiac medication and they specify a number of types of typical meds. Check that out under a Google search for Galliprant for dogs.
We carry and prescribe a variety of NSAID's--and for the record most can not be used on cats--there is one that is sometimes used as off label for cats but you can talk to your vet about that. We carry (and it's probably the most heavily prescribed NSAID that we carry) carprofen (generic for Rimadyl) Meloxicam, in the past we carried Deramaxx/Deracoxib/Previcox. We stopped carrying that one because it actually contains a sulfonamide radical as part of it's chemical structure and after release there were reports on reactions in Dobermans. Why we carry what we carry is probably cost--carprofen/Rimadyl is one of the oldest NSAID's (actually aspirin is the oldest of all) it's been around and on the market so long it's is generally inexpensive by comparison to some of the newer NSAID's.
Some NSAID's can be used in conjunction with other NSAID or other pain meds that aren't NSAID's others can't. Gabepentin is also often prescribed for pain that is related nerve issues and can be given in conjunction with some NSAID's (I take gabapentin, Acetaminophin and Celecoxib for the on-going problem with my sciatic nerve that can't be corrected by surgery because I'm basically older than dirt.) Meloxicam is reported as being easier on the stomach and GI tract that most of the other NSAID's it's also quite a bit more expensive.)
I've had a variety of dogs on carprofen without issue except for the control of pain. But I'd have no hesitation about switching if there were to be problems with it.
Beyond this--I know nothing! Does it help answer the question?