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Metacam 0.5mg/ml Oral Suspension for Cats and Guinea Pigs

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Metacam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine suitable for certain animals, including cats and guinea pigs. Its active ingredient is meloxicam which is used to manage inflammatory pain. Metacam is often prescribed after surgery to reduce pain and associated inflammation. It is also used to manage inflammation associated with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis.

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What is Metacam?

Metacam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine suitable for certain animals, including cats and guinea pigs. Its active ingredient is meloxicam which is used to manage inflammatory pain. Metacam is often prescribed after orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery in cats to reduce pain and associated inflammation. 

It can be prescribed to manage the pain and inflammation caused by acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions in cats. For guinea pigs, it is prescribed after soft tissue surgery such as the removal of lumps. It is available in a variety of dosages to be taken as per your vet’s advice, usually daily.

Following treatment, pet owners should see a range of improvements in their pets from increased mobility and energy. If your cat is hypersensitive to meloxicam – Metacam’s active ingredient – then this product should be avoided.

Metacam very rarely causes the following side effects: vomiting, loss of appetite, kidney failure, apathy, and softening of stools through to diarrhoea. Most of these side effects cease when treatment has been withdrawn. Metacam should not be used on cats or guinea pigs that are pregnant or lactating, or with cats less than six weeks of age, or guinea pigs less than four weeks of age. 

How does Metacam work?

Meloxicam – which is Metacam’s active ingredient – blocks cyclo-oxygenase enzymes which are responsible for producing the prostaglandins which cause pain and inflammation. 

Put more simply, Metacam stops the chemicals which cause painful inflammation from occurring. It is this inflammation which causes pain.

Dosages will vary according to the decision made by your vet. A measuring syringe is included to make accurate measuring of a dosage easy. The bottle should be shaken well before use.

What are the benefits of Metacam?

Pain and inflammation of any kind can be debilitating and can reduce your pet’s quality of life. Metacam targets inflammatory pain’s root causes, potentially helping your cat live its best and happiest life. 

Instructions for Metacam 0.5mg/ml Oral Suspension for Cats and Guinea Pigs

When you receive the medication, it’s important to read and understand the dosage instructions. The strength and dose of the medicine will depend on your individual animal’s needs.

Metacam 0.5mg/ml Oral Suspension for Cats and Guinea Pigs should be taken orally .

It should always be used as directed by your vet.

How to order Metacam 0.5mg/ml Oral Suspension for Cats and Guinea Pigs

Metacam 0.5mg/ml Oral Suspension for Cats and Guinea Pigs (Meloxicam) is a prescription-only medication, which means you will first need a valid prescription from a vet before your order will be dispatched. You can still add the item to your basket, checkout and pay but we won’t be able to send the order out until we’ve received the prescription.

Start by getting a prescription from a vet and then place your order for the recommended medication. Our team will check the prescription against the item ordered to ensure its suitability. Once this has been approved, your order will be dispatched from our pharmacy to your chosen delivery method.

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