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Metacam?

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Anele Jessica, Mar 26, 2008.


  1. Any one had any problems with Metacam?
    Its a painkiller, wich IS licensed in this country for cats; in US (I've been told) apparently it used only for dogs.....
    It seems simetimes to cause renal failure or incontinence in cats?
    I've got a cat - which needs a painkiller at the moment and been prescribed Metacam.
    I asked a Vet to change it to any other painkiller.
    The answer was:
    1 - " cats have sencitive kidneys anyway....." (!?!?!?love that one)
    2 - "this painkiller licensed in this Country"
    3 - "the only other one we have - needs to be injected therefore cat have to be hospitalised"....

    Any thought? ideas? advise?

    Thank you.
     
  2. bullbreeds

    bullbreeds PetForums VIP

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    Firstly - get a different vet! He/she sounds like a right moron! :(
    Ive been prescribed metacam for my dogs and I didnt actually know it could be used for cats. I didnt have any problems with it.
    I thought it was a kind of antibiotic though?! :D
    I dont believe theres only one other kind of painkiller for cats either.
    Search on a pet pharmacy for painkillers and ask the vet to write you a prescription. They have to do this by law so you'l be able to get the painkiller they dont have online yourself.
     
  3. Thanks, it did crossed my mind - to change a Vet.....
     
  4. Debbie

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    I have used Metacam on my cat without any problems infact he likes the taste of it LOL
    I know lots of people have used it on dogs without problems too.
     
  5. Siamese Kelly

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    Hi Anele, we haven't used it so i can't say,but i'd be very cautious to take anything from a vet who can't be bothered to explain to you what he's asking you to give your cat and reassure you on any queries you have-will ask about and see whats what:)
     
  6. Thanks everyone!
     
  7. Thats reassuting, thank you!
     
  8. Siamese Kelly

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    Bit off topic but nice to see you back Debbie:)Hope you've been well:)
     
  9. Yep - Hi Debbie!:D
     
  10. Debbie

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    Hiya Kelly - yep am doing fab thankyou - just keeping myself to myself - too many topics for me to get into trouble with LOL :)
    Anele - Hello right back at ya hun :)
     
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