Your dog should not be given METACAM if he/she:
People should not take METACAM. Keep METACAM and all medication out of reach of children. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take METACAM.
METACAM, like other drugs, may cause some side effects. Serious but rare side effects have been reported in dogs taking NSAIDs. Serious side effects can occur with or without warning and in rare situations result in death.
The most common NSAID-related side effects generally involve the stomach and liver or kidney problems. Look for the following side effects that can indicate your dog may be having a problem with METACAM or may have another medical problem:
It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect from METACAM therapy. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.