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Ok thanks everyone! Maverick has a vet appointment with his own vet on Monday. hope to get some answers! thanks for the advice
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Wow, metacam is once/daily, period. For the initial dose, you can double the first dose, but that's per the vet's instructions. Where I work, nothing goes out of the hospital without a label. In the US, it comes in 0.5 mg/ml and 1.5 mg/ml concentrations. It is dosed by body weight to the lowest 5 lbs (so a 43 lb dog would take the 40 lb dog dose). Not to be skeptical, but did your breeder show you the paperwork from the vet?

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So glad that Maverick is seeing the vet on Monday.

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I may be confused, but you said the vet said he was 'negative' for pano? But his bones are growing to fast? in my book that IS pano.

I would have insisted on some 'tick' testing.

I have used metacam in the past, I honestly don't remember the dosage it was so long ago, but I do remember it was once a day. I switched to the human form meloxicalm because it was a heck of alot cheaper and did the job for my old arthritic girl.
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Mazlon was on Metacam for years. I believe I gave equal her body weight once a day. She had her blood checked every 6 months. One thing to keep and eye on, however, is weight. Mazlon gained weight with Metacam.

I found that I could get it slightly cheaper from 1800petmeds than the vet.

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Ok thanks everyone! Maverick has a vet appointment with his own vet on Monday. hope to get some answers! thanks for the advice
Good - very glad to read this. Pain meds can be dangerous in too high dosages. Best to find out what's going on with your pup - and get a pain plan just for him.

Good luck - let us know what happens.

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