View Full Version : Metacam?
05-03-2004, 08:52 PM
Jake went to the vets last Tues, the big baby shakes the whole time he's there, the vet prescribed Metacam, It's an non-steroid anti-infammatory. I was just wondering if anyone has used this? And what was their opinion of it?
03-27-2005, 04:11 PM
Hi Cat & Dog Mom,
We have an 8 year old Golden Retriever (Maggie) who has been on and off Metacam for a couple of years now. It is the best medication around, in my opinion!!! She had a sports injury (if we can usr it, why can't they!!?? lol) when she was a pup and now had arthritis in her front wrist. If she runs too hard or plays to hard she will inevitably be limping a couple of hours later, after giving the Metacam, in about 4-6 hours she's almost back to her old self!! We never go anywhere with out it. It's really a great drug, in my opinion. Good luck!!
03-28-2005, 12:11 AM
Hi Sue, Metacam is similar to ibuprofen. As with humans, anti-inflammatories can cause stomach upset (queasy feeling), vomiting, or even ulcerations of the stomach and intestines. You might want to give it wo Jake after he eats so he has something else in there to dilute it. How is he doing?
03-30-2005, 12:12 AM
I never heard of Metacam until this thread was started....has it been around very long? Seems like it is used more in the UK, but I could be wrong about that.
The only thing I really wanted to mention was an advisement to ask your vet about the long term effects of Metacam, especially to the liver. I lost my Bootsie to med-induced liver disease, so this would be a huge concern. Might not be a bad idea to give your dog liver specific supplements (Milk Thistle, vitamin E, CoEnzyme Q10, etc) to ward off any potential damaging effects just in case.
03-30-2005, 12:32 AM
The only thing I really wanted to mention was an advisement to ask your vet about the long term effects of Metacam, especially to the liver.
You are so right!!! ;) Any medication can have contraindications of all sorts. Sorry to hear about your Bootsie. :(
03-30-2005, 02:19 PM
Thank you, Magnum. Bootsie was my world. I was blessed to have her for 15 years. We shared the kind of close bond that most people are lucky to have even once in a lifetime. Her video clip tribute is under my sig if anyone would like to see my precious little baby.
It's because of Bootsie that I feel so strongly now about REALLY investigating anything you are told to give a pet. I'll write a seperate post about her.
Cat & Dog Mom~ please let us all know what your vet says about supplementing, and good on you for asking questions!!!!
04-02-2005, 12:13 AM
Wow, I forgot about this thread, that was back in May.lol.
Thanks for the advice everyone. Paula, i'm sorry to heat about Bootsie.
Well Jake did very well on the Metacam, I was only giving half the dose prescribed and he did very well on it, but I stopped his meds and changed his food, he's had alot of problem lately and we don't know why, I need to build up some money to get some testing done, I just got done spending $600. on him in Feb. and I will start to do some tests probably this month, since this is usually the month that he gets his shots, with hubby's hours cut at work we are already almost spending more than we are brining in, and we don't use credit cards anymore, hubby likes to put to much on them, not me I don't spend money unless I have to. Anyway, I hope it doesn't take that many test to figure out what's going on with him, it's so hard, I wish they could talk even if it's just for them to tell us what's wrong and how they are feeling, what hurts. I love this dog sooooo much, I hope to God it's not serious, he's my "big guy".
04-03-2005, 03:37 AM
Maria Rosa.... I just wanted to tell you that I just got done watching your video of Bootsie and it was the sweetest thing I have ever seen. Bootsie was a super cutie and the video in her memory just shows how much you loved her. God bless you and I am so sorry that you had to go through the pain of losing her the way you did.