The aches and pains of osteoarthritis can slow your dog down. Meloxicam tablets help get your dog back to playing and the park. This prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) reduces the symptoms of osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders.
It’s common to see older dogs experience joint stiffness, pain, and swelling due to chronic osteoarthritis. But this condition and other joint disorders don’t have to ruin your dog’s quality of life. Talk to your vet about prescription Meloxicam tablets to ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis. This effective NSAID reduces the hormones the cause pain and inflammation so your dog feels better. The small tablets are easy to dose on their own or in pill pockets.
For additional information about Meloxicam, click the “More Information” and “Package Insert” tabs above.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Meloxicam Tablets by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Meloxicam Tablets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Meloxicam Tablets' indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below.
This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when giving the Meloxicam Tablets to your pet.
Meloxicam is sold as a FDA approved generic drug. Brand varies from order to order and variation to variation. The provided link is directed to the brand available at the time of this publication. VetRxDirect is unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Meloxicam Tablets' package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Cyclosporine for Dogs and Cats.
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VetRxDirect's professional staff will provide answers to any relevant questions about this product. Specific questions related to dosages and recommendations are best answered by your pet's veterinarian.
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While our current pills are not scored, we successfully halved the tablets simply by breaking with our fingers. A pill splitter may make this process easier and more consistent.
Meloxicam tablets are a prescription pet med and require authorization from your pet's veterinarian before dispensing. Typically, this authorization is obtained by fax sent from our pharmacy to your pet's veterinarian after you have had your pet examined and after you have placed an online order from this page.
My Doberman is 110 pounds. How much can she take daily of this 7.5 mg. she has been on oral, but too expensive and only lasts a few days.
We presume your Doberman is on oral liquid Metacam suspension which has the same active ingredient as the fixed strength tablet meloxicam. Meloxicam will be less expensive than the Metacam suspension and may be an appropriate choice. Meloxicam tablets are usually dosed just once daily for dogs and your dog's veterinarian will prescribe the starting dose size based on what is best for your Doberman's condition.
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Please advise on the suitability of using Meloxicam 7.5 mg tablets in treating a canine of @ 155 pounds post-biopsy for post-surgical pain/inflammation and the correct dosage. Would the liquid form of meloxicam (Metacam) be a safer choice? Thank you.
The liquid meloxicam (Metacam) provides greater flexibility in dosing based on the current weight of your pet. A syringe included in the Metacam package provides dosing increments based on the animal's weight in pounds. Both the tablets and the liquid use the same active ingredient, meloxicam.
Standard dosing for Metacam oral suspension is 0.045mg per pound or 0.1mg per kilogram once daily, however, your veterinarian will determine the appropriate dose for your dog and if the fixed strength tablets would be appropriate.