Metacam 15 mL 0.5 mg/ml

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Metacam (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication used to treat pain, stiffness, and inflammation in dogs. It also has other benefits, including fever reduction. Metacam for Dogs requires a prescription from your veterinarian.


Dogs (Over the age of 6 months)


  • Effectively treats pain and inflammation
  • Gives your dog more mobility
  • Comes with a graduated syringe, with weight measurements, that easily and accurately dispenses the correct amount of oral suspension
  • Can be administered directly into your dog's mouth, or mixed in your dog's food
  • Palatable taste

How it works

Metacam works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in your pet's body.


Should be stored at room temperature. Protect from light, moisture, and heat.

Shake well before using Metacam. Keep plenty of water available for your pet to drink. Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, or swelling or rapid weight gain due to fluid retention.
  • Metacam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) prescription medication used to reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness as a result of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis.
  • Metacam is for dogs only. Do not give to cats.
  • Tell your veterinarian if your pet has an allergy to aspirin or any other NSAID, or if your pet is being given any other medication.
  • Warning: Repeated use of meloxicam (Metacam) in cats has been associated with acute renal failure and death. Do not administer additional doses of injectable or oral meloxicam to cats.

Dogs (Over 4.4lb and 6 month of age or older)

Weight range (lbs) Weight range (kg) Dosage
Under 10lbs Under 4.5kg Carefully measure suspension onto food to assure that the correct dose is given before presentation of the food to the dog. To prevent accidental overdosing of small dogs, administer drops on food only, never directly into the mouth.
Over 10lbs Over 4.5kg Shake well before use. The usual dose is 0.1mg per pound for the first day followed by 0.05mg per pound once a day thereafter. This medication can be either mixed with food or placed directly into the mouth
*Do not use on cats


  • Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Use in dogs only
  • Repeated use of meloxicam in cats has been associated with acute renal failure and death.
  • Do not use in animals that have a known hypersensitivity to meloxicam.
  • Use with caution in pets with a history of bleeding, inflammation, or perforation of the stomach.
  • Use with caution in animals suffering from heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease.
  • Meloxicam may interact with some medications. Therefore, inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking.
  • This is especially important if your pet is currently taking aspirin, corticosteroids, enalapril, benazepril, or quinapril. This medication may impair blood clotting.
  • Liver enzymes of pets taking meloxicam should be monitored closely.

Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects

Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they do occur. In the case of a serious side effect, seek veterinary attention immediately. Some common signs of serious side effects include bloody, black, or tar-like stool, bloody vomit, swelling or rapid weight gain due to fluid retention, unusual fatigue, yellowing of the eyes, or excessive itching.

If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while giving meloxicam, contact your veterinarian immediately.