Metacam Oral Suspension for Cats and Guinea Pigs
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For Light items (under 2kg) our standard method is Royal Mail First Class (there are a few exceptions, so if in doubt check our Delivery page).
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All exceptions to these guidelines are noted in the product description.
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- Product Details
Metacam 0.5mg/ml oral suspension for cats and guinea pigs is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID).
This prescription only medication, Metacam oral suspension, can be used for both chronic (long-term) musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis, and acute (sudden and short-lived) musculoskeletal disorders, such as an injury. Metacam oral suspension can also be used to reduce post-operative pain and inflammation following soft tissue surgery in cats and guinea pigs, and orthopaedic (e.g. fracture repair) surgery in cats. Metacam for cats and guinea pigs is a yellowish oral suspension which contains the active ingredient Meloxicam in the form of a tasty liquid which can be added directly onto the food - This is particularly helpful with fussy cats and avoids the task of giving tablets. Metacam for cats is easy to give and should be administered with food (unless otherwise advised by your veterinary surgeon). It is a 0.5 mg/ml suspension and is available in 3 bottle sizes 3ml, 15ml or 30ml.
The suspension should be administered orally, either mixed with food or directly into the mouth. A syringe is provided to dose your cat or guinea pig in kilograms according to its bodyweight. Metacam is usually given once daily and an improvement is normally seen in cats and guinea pigs within the first 7 days of starting treatment.
Ideally, Metacam suspension should be used alongside a Joint Supplement that contains glucosamine to further help support the joints and the cartilage. We have a wide range of Joint Supplements for cats available in the Joint Supplement section of our website.
Metacam is available in the following forms; oral suspension for dogs, 1mg chewable tablets, 2.5mg chewable tablets, an injectable solution for pigs, cattle and horses and a suspension for horses experiencing pain and inflammation.
Special Instructions & Dose
Do not use Metacam in pregnant or lactating animals. Do not use in cats suffering from gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritation and haemorrhage, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders. Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients. Do not use in cats less than 6 weeks of age. Do not use in guinea pigs less than 4 weeks of age. If vomiting or diarrhoea occurs as a side effect of Metacam during treatment then consult your vet.
Ensure you have weighed your cat or guinea pig accurately, especially if small, to ensure accurate dosing of Metacam.
Ordering prescription medication is easy
Follow these simple steps
- Get a prescription from your vet
- Place your order with us
- Add a prescription and tell us about your pet.
- Our vets will double check your order & your order is dispatched right away