Jinx was given 3 dosages of metacam.
You can see I don't even know from the "prescription"
what the dosage was.
It was in this syringe.
I believe it was filled up to 1.0mL
But I won't swear to that.
The Vet gave him his first dose Monday.
She told us to give him two more doses, one on Tuesday and
one Today. So, we did.
Things have been crazy at my house and I did not check
to see if there were any problems with metacam.
So, from my research today I found that a one time injection
of metacam is deemed fairly safe.
But repeated oral dosages are not.
Metacam is safe for dogs, and part of the problem seems
to be that Vets are giving "dog" doses to cats.
(my vet said she gave her own cat this medication because of oral surgery)
Metacam is a NSAID and cats do have have the liver enzymes to
break it down and it goes to their kidneys and can cause renal failure
So...as anyone can imagine I FEEL HORRIBLE about giving this to Jinx.
He is fine at the moment.
But, I am not.
I should know better.
This isn't the first time I've had a Vet give me medication that was questionable.
Can anyone give me feedback on experiences with ORAL metacam?
Here is what the FDA says: