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The go-to vet's answer to pretty much all minor-to-moderate animal aches and pains. It's also a human medication, in the same group as ibuprofen (Nurofen), i.e. NSAIDs, and with much the same strength and efficacy. It's excellent for joint pain/inflammation, and the price when bought in bulk at VetUK is well over 10 times (!) cheaper than buying direct from the average vet's surgery. It's a palatable medicine (it has low smell and tastes fairly sweet and not too chemical-ly, so dogs don't object to it much). Our dog has learned that it relieves his chronic back/leg pain (due to falling heavily when jumping on a bed - he's a chunky Staffie and quite weighty) - so much so that he wags his tail when the box comes out and even laps up the liquid from the syringe enthusiastically. I find that diluting the Metacam (quite thick and sticky) with 5 ml or so of water and shaking the syringe to mix it up makes it much easier for my dog to 'drink', as it were, and also seems to make it absorb faster, so my dog gets quick relief from pain and it's also easier for him to swallow.
Metacam is such a great product to help with pain and inflammation. It works wonders for our dogs here at the rescue and we have used it for years now. We are glad to have come across this site as it works out much better economically and delivery is speedy too.
I put my lab into kennels for a week and they forgot to give him his daily Metacam. He was in a lot of pain and could hardly get up. After three days of getting his medication again he is mobile and back to his happy self...
I have been using vet uk for sometime now and they have always been quick with delivery.My dog was on Loxicom but as they are having trouble getting this I have got the vet to change to metacam.I hope this works better for her.
Our dog, Cassie, was on the brink of being put down. She had stopped eating and drinking and was very sore with arthritis. We had decided that it was no good. However, a friend suggested we try Metacalm and, to cut a long story short, she is bouncy and loving her half hour walks despite having got to the stage of only going to the end of the road and back.
This has improved my dogs mobility , they are happier now ,would recommend metacam if your animal suffers with joint problems ,it hasn't upset their stomachs either .
Absolutely delighted with the service. Have been paying a small fortune for 100ml of this from my vet and was recently advised that i could just get the prescription from the vet (at a small fee) and then order online. I ordered 3 bottles of the 100ml metacam as per my dog's prescription and it came to less than the price of one bottle. AND it came within 24 hours. So delighted and would recommend this company to anybody. I just wish I'd found them sooner.
Rufus has been on pain relief for years for his arthritis. He is insured and I can claim the money back but as he is 11yrs old I have to pay 20% of the bill. The vets charge £80 for 180ml of Metacam and I can get it from VetUK for £20 and free postage if I buy 2 bottles. It's a no brainer as I can still claim 80% off Petplan. Shame about the £12 the vet charges for the prescription but still works out cheaper. VetUK are quick to acknowledge my emailed copy of the prescription and the package arrives the next day. Thanks. x
5 seems to keep my dogs arthritis at bay without any side affects
This is so much cheaper to buy online than from your vet. I have a rabbit who has been on metacam long term. If you can get your vet to give you a prescription for the biggest bottle it's really good because you save loads. Also the little bottles run out really quickly and it's hard to tell how much is left.
Even taking in to account the prescription fee and vet consultation fee required, this is far cheaper purchasing through VetUk. Very simple process too.
Product is easy to administer using syringe - dog is 18 years old and has improved mobility in legs. Less stiffness & no side effects.
Excellent product for my dog's condition in conjunction with other painkillers
A daily dose helps my dog with her painful neck. A couple of months ago I was concerned that if the pain couldn't be managed that would be it for her as she's too old for surgery. But for the time being, she's fine with her pain well controlled. Easy to order and quick, reliable delivery.
My 10 year old golden retriever suffered so badly from arthritis he struggled to get to his feet. We tried numerous remedies from the vet that didn't ease his pain at all until finally we tried glucosamine injections (every 6 months) and Metacam on a daily basis. It has worked wonders and he now skips around like a puppy. Can't recommend enough - but also ask your vet about the injections.
our border collie Max is 14 years old, bless him and still going strong.Has metcam once a day, no problem in him taking it just putting it on his food, also along with other medication....through VetUk exactly same as Vets , thank you VetUk
My 7yr old Doberman is like a puppy now after starting metacam this year cost £275.00 at vets in march to be told nothing could be done for her hip , Sold me a prescription for metacam and she,s great .
My 10 year old yorkie has syringomylia the terrible disease that cavaliers are more prone to and Metacam has given her a new lease of life, she runs around like a 2 year old.
Very good product, my dog has been taking it for many years and wouldn't still be with us without it. Also thanks to Vet UK for a brilliant services and prices. I am saving £30 every six weeks.
My 13 year old border collie with hip dysplasia has been on this for 6 years without any side effects and is still able to walk without limping, he did have a change of tablets to Rimadyl which was not successful - he now takes it together with ease flex and is so much better.
Our mini schnauzer suffered pain with hind leg and hip problems for 2 years, luckily a new vet suggested we try this. The difference in her after a few days of taking it were amazing.... she was like a playful puppy again.
I own an elderly GSD who has hip dysplasia and CDRM. After a visit of my local vet, she advised me to try this medication. I am pleased that it has made such a difference for my dog's quality of life and would definitely recommend it as a means of pain control.