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How to administer METACAM ®

For dogs

Use the syringe supplied with the 1.5 mg/mL METACAM® bottle. This syringe fits directly onto the METACAM® bottle and is calibrated in kilograms. Draw up the prescribed amount of METACAM® into the syringe based on your dog's body weight and dispense either onto your dog's food or directly into his or her mouth. For dogs less than 2.5 kilograms, use the dropper bottle (not the syringe) to measure 2 drops for each kilogram of body weight onto their food, not directly into the mouth.

For cats

If your cat was prescribed the 0.5 mg/mL concentration of METACAM® designed specifically for cats, you should administer three drops per kilogram of body weight onto your cat’s food directly from the calibrated bottle tip per your veterinarian's instructions. Or, using the measuring syringe, draw up the prescribed amount of METACAM® into the syringe based on your cat’s body weight. The suspension may then be mixed with your cat’s food or placed directly into his or her mouth. For cats less than 2 kilograms, use the dropper bottle (not the syringe) to measure each dose onto their food, not directly into the mouth.

Four easy steps to dosing METACAM ® from the syringe

1. Shake bottle well. Push down and unscrew bottle top. Attach the dosing syringe to the bottle by gently pushing the end onto the top of the bottle.

2. Turn the bottle upside down. Pull the plunger out until the black line on the plunger corresponds to the dog's body weight in kilograms.

3. Turn the bottle right way up and with a twisting movement separate the dosing syringe from the bottle. Follow your veterinarian's instructions closely regarding what dose to give and how it should be administered, since this can vary with the weight of the dog.

4. Push the plunger to empty the contents of the syringe.

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Available as an injectable too

The injectable formulation allows veterinarians to administer METACAM ® to dogs and cats during a clinic visit, while the Oral Suspension for dogs and cats Chewable Tablets for dogs are designed for easy ongoing administration for pet owners.

Cost-effective liquid treatment options

METACAM ® Oral Suspension for dogs is available in 4 different bottle sizes that help owners get the most out of each prescription and keep treatment as economical as possible.