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“For dogs in pain”

published 18/08/2005

Effective, non-steroidal pain relief.

There can be side effects and you have to be able ...

One of my dogs is very ill at the moment. An x-ray showed that she had undergone massive changes to the vertebrae in the middle of her spine. She either had a tumour or osteomyelitis - an infection which occurs within the bone structure. As time has gone on it seems more likely that she has...

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Super

Fast acting pain relief without steroids

Some side effects and not 100% effective

Charlie, my 7 year old German Shepherd, was recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in his elbows and shoulders and over the last few weeks has needed pain relief everyday. Metacam is the brand name for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam which is available only on prescription from...

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Super

“Pain Releif For Your Pet”

published 20/04/2007

Effective pain releif, easy to use, can be mixed i...

Some side effects, a little expensive

Between my family we look after 6 dogs and when one family member is working, we all step in to make sure all 6 dogs are fed and walked. My parents dog Moby underwent surgery last year to have his front left leg amputated due to a tumour which was growing in it. Since then, his recovery has been...

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Excellent

Works for both of our pets, easy to administer

Only available on prescription

Our family first came across Metacam a couple of years ago when our rabbit, Ethan (my niece named him after her first boyfriend!) was ill. Since then, Ethan has been prescribed it regularly and now our cat, Tom who is very sadly suffering from cancer has been prescribed it as a pain reliever...

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Excellent

“Metacam”

published 19/02/2007

Effective painkiller for your dog

Expensive

Metacam has been on the market for a good few years now. Some people are a bit reluctant to start their elderly dogs on it as they feel it's the beginning of the end. (That's what I have had said to me on several occasions!!!) All I know that I never want my best friend to be in pain...

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Excellent

“anti inflamatory”

published 11/07/2008

great relief

none

Metacam is an oral suspension non steroid anti inflamatary for dogs. It is used to reduce the swelling, inflamation and pain in muscular skeletal disorders. This medication contains meloxicam and sodium benzoate so is unsuitable for dogs who are allergict to these ingredients, it has also never...

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Excellent

“a god send”

published 19/03/2008

works very well

non really

Upon reading the previous reviews i saw they were all on about dogs and what it is for dogs. My cat got knocked down in october ad when she was coming out of the vets he told me to give her this aid product metacam as it will hep with he pain and stop the sweeling as it was an anti inflammatory...

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Satisfactory

Effective pain relief

KIDNEY FAILURE WHICH IS NOT REVERSABLE

Metacam can shorten your dogs life. This is a sad fact. All too often people do not have the full facts when their pets are prescribed metacam. My dog has been on it and off it over a few years. Then we fell into giving it too her everyday. Within a year she has developed Kidney Failure. She has...

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Question

published 26/02/2010

Anyone know where I can buy Metacam without a rpescription from the vets? My dog has been on Metacam for over a year and every 3 months the vet insists on a consultation (even thoug...
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Answer

published 22/08/2012

Your vet will write you a prescription alone - this costs £8 at my vets - you can then order online and they ask you scan the prescription in - might be worth the effort though personally I don't recommend metacam especially without supervision - you need to return to the vets every so often anyway to check weight and general condition (my dog developed stomach ulcers).Your vet should not be charging consultation tho so find a new vet!!

Excellent

published 25/07/2007

My 7 year old 51 kilo! german shepherd has been suffering from creaking and painful joints for a few months, after two days of metacam he is like a two year old again. He is full of life and energy again, without the painful after-effects of chasing after his ball!! It is great to have him back to his old pain-in-the-butt self. The syringe for metacam is clearly marked in kilos so once your dog is weighed easy peasy, you just mix well with their food!

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