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Meloxicam (Metacam®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in dogs and cats to reduce the inflammation and pain of joint diseases and muscle injuries in dogs. It also aids in reducing fever. In cats it may be used to reduce pain after surgery. Contact your veterinarian if your dog or cat experiences depression, loss of appetite, diarrhea, an increase in drinking and/or urination, jaundice (e.g., yellowing of the gums, skin, or whites of the eyes), vomiting, bloody or black stools, incoordination, pale gums, shedding, hot spots, increased respiration (fast or heavy breathing), or behavior changes while being treated with meloxicam. Do NOT give with other NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, etodolac (EtoGesic), deracoxib (Deramaxx), carprofen (Rimadyl)) or steroids (e.g., prednisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone, triamcinolone). There is a greatly increased risk of stomach ulcers if used with these medications. NOTE: Do NOT use etodolac, deracoxib or carprofen in cats. Do NOT use aspirin in cats unless specifically prescribed by your veterinarian. It can be toxic.

Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.

If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17

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