DL-Methionine is a urinary acidifier used to treat and prevent certain types of urinary stones. It can help prevent urinary tract infections and bladder stones. DL-Methionine requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Cats and Dogs
The active ingredient, dl-methionine, is an amino acid that acidifies your pet's urine. It also helps to treat and prevent certain types of bladder stones.
Side effects that may occur when using DL-Methionine include loss of appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
DL-Methionine is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs and cats. It is available by prescription as 500mg scored, chewable, tablets in bottles of 150. Daily dosages vary with diet and the amount of acidification need. The usual daily dose range in cats is 1 tablet per 10 pounds of body weight once or twice daily with food. The usual dose range in dogs is 1/2 tablet per 10 pounds once or twice daily with food.
DL-Methionine is a urinary acidifier used in the treatment and prevention of certain types of urinary stones.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had severe liver, kidney or pancreatic disease, or if your pet is acidotic.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store this medication at room temperature and protect from light. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
In the event of overdose, contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may be severe and could result in life threatening metabolic acidosis if veterinary treatment is not begun.
Do not use DL-Methionine in animals with liver, kidney, or pancreatic disease. Discontinue use in pets with sensitivity. Do not use DL-Methionine in animals with metabolic acidosis or animals with urate kidney stones.
Side effects that may occur when using DL-Methionine include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
Use caution when giving DL-Methionine with aminoglycoside antibiotics such as gentamicin, or when giving quinidine. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before using DL-Methionine with any prescription or over the counter medications, including vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements.
Your pharmacist has additional information about DL-Methionine written for health professionals that you may read.
Give DL-Methionine with food. Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.