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What are the side effects of metacam for cats

Side effects are very uncommon. In most cases, side effects are not serious and are mild and short-lived. However, the following side effects have been reported:

Skin irritation and itching

Gastrointestinal side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, or loss of appetite

Nervous system side effects such as tremors, seizures, or depression

Eye irritation or inflammation


In some cases, metacam may cause serious side effects. These side effects are rare, but they may include:



Diabetes mellitus

A primary liver problem

A primary kidney problem

A disorder of the nervous system

When will I know if my cat has been treated with metacam?

Most cats are treated with metacam for 3 to 7 days. Side effects of metacam are usually mild and may go away quickly.

How do I know if my cat should be treated with metacam?

If you are worried that your cat may have a serious infection, treat your cat with metacam and then take your cat to the veterinarian. Your veterinarian can help you decide if your cat should be treated with metacam.

How long will metacam treat my cat's condition?

Metacam may be given to your cat for a few days, depending on the type of infection and location of the infection.

How do I know if my cat is getting better with metacam?

Your veterinarian will know if your cat is getting better with metacam.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, call your veterinarian for advice. Do not give this medication to your cat unless instructed by your veterinarian.

What should I do if my cat has swallowed a dose of metacam?

Call your veterinarian for advice.

What should I do if my cat has vomited after receiving metacam?

What should I do if my cat has had a seizure after receiving metacam?

What should I do if my cat has started bleeding after receiving metacam?

What should I do if my cat has diarrhea after receiving metacam?

What should I do if my cat has lost appetite after receiving metacam?

What are the precautions when using metacam?

Your veterinarian will tell you if there are any special precautions to take while your cat is treated with metacam.

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