How to administer METACAM

For large 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 pounds. 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 10 pounds, administer each dose onto their food, not directly into the mouth. For dogs less than 5 pounds, use the dropper bottle (not the syringe) to measure one drop for each pound of body weight onto their food, not directly into the mouth.

For small dogs

If your dog was prescribed the 0.5 mg/mL concentration of METACAM designed specifically for small dogs, you should administer two drops per pound of body weight onto your dog'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 dog's body weight. The suspension may then be mixed with your dog's food or placed directly into his or her mouth. For dogs less than 10 pounds, administer each dose onto their food, not directly into the mouth. For dogs less than 1 pound, 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 pounds.

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. This is especially important for dogs weighing less than 10 pounds.

4. Push the plunger to empty the contents of the syringe. For dogs weighing less than 10 pounds, administer only on the food.

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Available as an injectable too

The injectable formulation allows veterinarians to administer to dogs during a clinic visit, while the oral suspension is designed for easy ongoing administration for pet owners.

Cost-effective liquid treatment options

METACAM Oral Suspension is available in 2 concentrations and 6 different bottle sizes that help owners get the most out of each prescription and keep treatment as economical as possible.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: METACAM Oral Suspension is only approved for use in dogs. The safe use of METACAM Oral Suspension in dogs younger than 6 months of age, dogs used for breeding, or pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Click here to view the package insert for complete product information.