Problems getting around? This is the answer!
March 28, 2020
I have had this prescribed by 2 different vets for 2 different cats. One was 21 years old when I started him on it, and his hips were just giving out. He would just yell out loudly as his back end went down to one side or the other. After taking this, he would walk around without having to cry out. I was amazed. The 2nd cat was a rescue who has FIV. After I got him well and worked with him so that he wouldn't bite me when I tried to pet him, I was able to get him to the vet on another problem he had. He really had a bad problem with his back end, but it wasn't like my 22yo cat. When the vet took an xray of his back, he saw that he has a very big bone spur that is almost poking through his muscle and skin. Because he has FIV, the doctor said he may have severe issues if he had an operation to fix it. He put him on Metacam, and wow what a difference! I don't know the actual age of this cat, the vet oeabout 5yo. Ever since taking this Metacam; he comes out to visit me quite often, bats at different toys that are on the floor (he doesn't go running after them, though) and does general inspections of the house as he just walks around. When I take him off of it for the week, you can tell the difference. So Metacam has helped both an old cat who had hip problems, and a young cat who has a bone spur that could ding a hole in a bank vault door.
ConsI have to use the syringe that came with it to take out a little, then take a much smaller syringe that will insert into it to get the dosage down to a small amount at an actual level. It's meant for dogs (usually big ones that have a hip problem), so getting a small dosage can be a challenge.