Metacam
Metacam

Metacam for Dogs

Metacam (or meloxicam) is a pet prescription medication for dogs that can be prescribed by your vet for the treatment of painful, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or soft tissue injuries in dogs.

Metacam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Metacam works by inhibiting an enzyme known as cyclooxygenase (p...

Metacam for Dogs

Metacam (or meloxicam) is a pet prescription medication for dogs that can be prescribed by your vet for the treatment of painful, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or soft tissue injuries in dogs.

Metacam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Metacam works by inhibiting an enzyme known as cyclooxygenase (particularly cyclooxygenase-2) that is responsible for prostaglandin synthesis. Because osteoarthritis is an inflammatory condition, Metacam and other NSAIDs are highly effective at controlling this form of pain and often bring much needed relief to a stiff and sore animal.

Many owners report that their pet has a 'new lease of life' following Metacam therapy. Metacam is most widely available in liquid form that is usually very palatable, and its taste is thought to be similar to that of honey!

Other formulations of Metacam include tablets and a liquid for injection. Osteoarthritis is a painful condition that can affect an animal's joints. Arthritis is often seen in older animals due to the aging process, although some younger pets may develop this condition as a consequence of other illnesses such as hip dysplasia or cruciate disease in dogs. Arthritic pain is also becoming increasingly diagnosed in cats, as we are progressively more able to identify symptoms of pain in this species.

If you suspect that your pet may be suffering from joint disease, it is important that you visit your Vet who may need to perform further tests to confirm the diagnosis. It may be necessary for your vet to take blood from your pet to ensure that any metacam prescription is appropriate in the first instance, and that it is not having a detrimental effect upon internal organs in the longer term.

Metacam oral suspension for cats is available in 15ml and Metacam oral suspension for dogs is available in 32ml, 100ml and 180ml bottle

A Veterinary Pet Prescription is required before we can dispense Metacam

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