Metacam

  • Uses for Metacam

    • This NSAID is mostly used in dogs to treat conditions, such as arthritis or muscle injuries
    • Anything that can cause inflammation and muscle pain for the dog can be treated with this drug
    • It can also serve as a fever reducer when necessary
    • If you have a cat, this drug may be used as a pain reliever after surgery


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  • Conditions Treated

    • Effectively treats pain and inflammation
    • Gives your dog more mobility
    • Comes with a graduated syringe, with weight measurements, that easily and accurately dispenses the correct amount of oral suspension
    • Metacam is used to reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness as a result of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis


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  • Dosing

    • The usual dose of Metacam in dogs is 0.1mg per pound as an initial dose the first day, followed by 0.05mg per pound once a day thereafter
    • Metacam is available as 1.5mg/ml suspension in a 10 ml, 32 ml, 100 ml, or 180 ml plastic squeeze dropper bottle with a measuring dose syringe included in the package
    • Metacam is also available as 0.5mg/ml suspension in a 15 ml dropper bottle with a measuring dose syringe included in the package


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  • Administration

    • If your dog or cat is small enough, you can hold your pet on its back between your legs, insert the medicine dropper into its mouth and gently squeeze the medication into the animal's mouth
    • If you can't get the medication into your pet's mouth, you can also mix it in with his food so it is easier to take
    • Always shake the bottle before giving a dose and use the supplied dropper so the dosing is accurate
    • In most cases, you will only need to give the medication once a day; however, you should always follow your veterinarian's instructions


    Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Metacam. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Metacam.

  • Side Effects

    • Any time you give your pet medication, there is a chance of side effects
    • While your pet is taking Metacam, it is important to monitor him for side effects due to the medication
    • Some of the potential side effects your pet may experience while taking this medication can include loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, jaundice, which is a yellowing of the skin, eyes and gums, bloody or black stools, increased respiration, hot spots or any behavior changes
    • If your cat or dog experiences any of these or other worrisome changes, it is important to stop the medication immediately and seek guidance from your veterinarian


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