This medication may only be purchased with a valid veterinary prescription issued by your vet. See information bar for further details
Metacam (or meloxicam) is a POM-V category medicine that can be prescribed by your vet for the treatment of painful inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or soft tissue injuries. 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 NSAID 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 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.
(Pet Prescription Required)