Metacam for Longterm Relief of Pain

Our Westie is nearly 17 years old and suffers from a range of discomforts including toothache to arthritis. Our vet prescribed Metacam as a longterm solution. We used it before for a specific injury but never as a maintenance program. The other day we had, what we thought, was a setback in his pain meds, but turned out to be an unrelated issue. The point of this is that I called our vet and ask if our boy could have become resistant to Metacam and need a changed to another drug. We were advised that Metacam doesn’t lose its effectiveness over time unlike hydrocodone, et al. If you’re in a similar situation with your aging pet be sure to ask your vet about Metacam. It has literally change our boys life.


Steve Walker

Rescue Pet Supply

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