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Metacam needed

Discussion in 'Drugs & Medications' started by Daleford, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Daleford

    Daleford Forums Regular

    My 10 year old sheltie has a limp about twice a year. I give him Metacam for a day or so and the problem goes away for 6 months. I am out of Metacam and the vet won't sell me more till she sees him. So I pay $50 for her to tell me what I already know, then another $50 for the drug! - they are working me.
    I just searched E-bay for a source but I see none.
    I remember comparing prices somewhere on line for Metacam in the past.
    Where can I order it?
  2. Daleford

    Daleford Forums Regular

    Wow, does no one come here anymore?
  3. bkzoo

    bkzoo Forums Enthusiast

    Feb 25, 2014
    Sorry - I read your post but have no suggestions for you so I didn't bother with a reply. Good luck in your search.
  4. Daleford

    Daleford Forums Regular

    No problem. I found Petmeds but found better prices at Medi-Vet
    Medicine is on its way.
  5. Fasb's Owner

    Fasb's Owner Forums Enthusiast

    Jan 21, 2013
    Morgantown, WV
    I read your post, but I'm not really a big fan of people trying to get prescription meds for their pet without a prescription. How does that even work? Don't the online pharmacies still require a prescription.

    Your vet is trying to do something besides scam you out of $50. He/She is trying to monitor the health of your dog and make sure the medication is administered properly.
  6. PamG

    PamG Forums Enthusiast

    Jun 28, 2011
    My pom takes the same med. Metacam can negatively affect kidneys. I assume that your vet, like mine, would be monitoring through blood tests, etc.
    Best of luck,
    Pam and Sunny and Snow
  7. Bradt9881

    Bradt9881 Forums Enthusiast

    Jan 15, 2014
    Fayetteville, NC
    Sorry, but Metacam (meloxicam) is prescription only in the US. I use it routinely in my human patients....
  8. lasheltie

    lasheltie Forums Enthusiast

    Feb 27, 2012
    The anti-inflammatory drugs can be hard on the dogs & people too. That's why they're monitored. I used Rimadyl for Anabel for her arthritis & after her FHO. The vet was more concerned about getting her off the Rimadyl ASAP than the Tramadol because they said the Rimadyl was more of a problem with affecting the body. I do use online pharmacies to get most meds but a lot of vets will pricematch the lower prices if you ask. They want to be sure your pet is healthy all the way around & that the meds aren't fixing 1 problem & causing another.
  9. danisgoat

    danisgoat Moderator

    Jul 23, 2009
    I responded after you posted, but for some reason my webpage keeps crashing on the site after I hit submit reply.

    Anyway, I was going to suggest petmeds with a valid prescription.

    I highly recommend monitoring the internal functions when on Metacam. It ended up affecting my setters kidneys, and Shelties are prone to kidney problems without adding metacam to the list.

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