Metacam (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication used to treat the symptoms of pain, stiffness and inflammation in dogs. It also has other benefits, such as fever reduction. Please note that Metacam for dogs requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Dogs over the age of 6 months.
Metacam works by reducing the hormones that cause pain and inflammation in your dog’s body.
Make sure to talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any other prescription or over the counter medications for your pet (when using Metacam). It should not be used:
Side effects that come with taking Drontal Plus are rare but it might include:
Other side effects might also occur. Be sure to talk to your veterinarian about any unusual side effects.
Metacam (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Metacam is a prescription medication that is FDA approved for use in dogs. It is available in a suspension or a plastic squeeze dropper bottle with a measuring dose syringe. The usual dose of Metacam in dogs is 0.1 mg per pound as an initial dose, then 0.05mp per pound once a day after that.
You should tell your vet if your pet has any allergy to aspirin or other NSAID: like an ulcer or bleeding in the stomach. Also let them know if your pet has liver or kidney disease, congestive heart failure, heart disease or high blood pressure.
It should be given per the instructions of your veterinarian. Make sure to store Metacam at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given aspirin, other NSAID such as etodolac, carprofen or piroxicam, an over the counter cough, cold, allergy or pain medication, furosemide or warfarin. Make sure to talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medicines.