pet meds

Metacam (meloxicam)

metacam

Metacam for dogs is an oral suspension drug is non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory. It is widely used for treating inflammation and pain in dogs over six weeks of age. Metacam is also used for treating fever. This drug works well as it helps in reducing the count of hormones that causes inflammation and pain in the body of the pet.

This drug is available in different quantities like 10 ml, 32 ml, 100 ml or 180 ml dropper bottles. These bottles contain 1.5mg/ml and 15ml dropper bottle contains 0.5mg/ml. Prescription from the veterinarian is a must.

 

Benefits of Metacam

  • Very effective in treating inflammation and pain
  • Gives dog mobility
  • It comes with weight measurements and graduated syringe. It helps in dispensing accurately the amount of oral suspension.
  • Toothsome taste
  • Can be mixed with dog’s food or can be administrated in dog’s mouth

 

Side Effects

Metacam should be avoided in dogs who are suffering from kidney, liver or heart diseases. Also, it should not be used in last-third of pregnancy. Some of the reported side effects are:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Unnaturally dark stools
  • Drowsiness
  • Rash
  • Facial swelling
  • Hives