Metacam is a great option to help with pain and inflammation associated with arthritis in dogs. In addition, this medication can be helpful in relieving fever and other forms of pain due to inflammation.
What is Metacam? Metacam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication that is helpful in relieving pain, inflammation, and symptoms associated with arthritis in dogs.
Metacam is formulated for: dogs. The safe use of Metacam in dogs less than 6 months of age and in pregnant, breeding, or nursing dogs has not been evaluated.
What are the benefits of Metacam? Metacam is a liquid suspension with a delicious honey flavor. The liquid formulation and the graduate dosing syringe make it easier to dose accurately in dogs of all sizes. The great honey flavor appeals to many dogs which allows for easy administration.
How does Metacam work? Metacam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication that works to inhibit the cell's production of chemicals that trigger inflammation. Less inflammation means less pain and more comfort for your dog.
How is Metacam administered? Typically, Metacam is given once daily but always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian.
Metacam is given orally (by mouth). Shake the oral suspension well before use. Measure the dose using the syringe provided by the manufacturer. You can give the medication directly in your dog’s mouth or squirt it onto his/her food. If you have a small dog, it is recommended to give the medication on food for more accurate dosing.
For long-term treatment, it is always recommended to use the lowest dose necessary to provide relief.
What results can I expect? While there is no cure for arthritis, Metacam can effectively manage symptoms of pain and inflammation. Pain and inflammation can be relieved within hours to days but can vary from dog to dog. Symptoms may reoccur if Metacam is discontinued.
What Form(s) does Metacam come in? Metacam is a liquid suspension.