Metacam is a liquid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used primarily in the treatment of arthritis in dogs and cats. It is produced by a pharmaceutical company called Boehringer Ingelheim and is a prescription only medicine. This means you can only use Metacam for your dog if it has been prescribed for your dog by your veterinary surgeon.
Metacam comes in four different sized bottles of oral suspension, chewable tablets and injectable forms. The oral suspension is the most popular and probably easiest way of administering Metacam. 10mls, 32mls, 100mls and 180ml Metacam Oral Suspension is available. Daily dosing is given using a bodyweight calibrated syringe to draw down the liquid and apply it to the dog’s food once daily.
Metacam is palatable and generally very well tolerated on food. If for some reason your dog will not take it on his their food then you can syringe it directly into the dog’s mouth but this should be done following a meal.