Metaacam Research Paper

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What is Metacam? Metacam (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication used to treat pain and inflammation in dogs. It also has other benefits, including fever reduction. Metacam for Dogs requires a prescription from your veterinarian. For: Dogs (over the age of 6 months) Benefits: • 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 • Can be administered directly into your dog’s mouth, or mixed in your dog’s food • Palatable taste How it works: Metacam works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in your pet’s body. Cautions: While using Metacam, talk to your veterinarian before giving any other prescription or over-the-counter medications to your…show more content…
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. 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. Shake well before using Metacam. Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, swelling or rapid weight gain due to fluid retention, unusual fatigue or weakness, yellowing of the eyes, excessive itching, abdominal pain or tenderness as these symptoms could indicate serious side effects.Warning: Repeated use of meloxicam in cats has been associated with acute renal failure and death.Do not administer additional doses of injectable or oral meloxicam to cats. Before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medications check with your veterinarian or

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