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No Taste and Well-Tolerated Our German Shepherd had been on Rimadyl for a couple of years for her arthritis pain, and got more and more resistant to taking it. I tasted it and, like many anti-inflammation drugs, found that it was extremely bitter. We found Meloxicam when researching anti-inflammatory medications that have no taste. We get this as a suspension from a compounding pharmacy (she won't take pills#, and have been giving her 2ml a day for years, and she never minds. #Esp. since we "chase it" with 1/2 Denta Stick, which she loves.) It's been very effective. She's still not 100%, but she's 12 1/2 years old, and had pretty bad arthritis for years, and is doing well, with no stomach upset. We took her off of it for a week due to another issue, and within 3 days started to notice the difference, which proves it works. 07/30/2014
so much better i'm a doctor for adult people and i prescribe this drug often for arthritic patients. in simple terms, it's a cheaper version of celebrex for humans ($4 at the big box stores for a month). it's one of the few drugs in this class generally considered relatively safe in dogs. my 12 yo lab/border mix'es mind kept making promises her body couldn't keep. hence a pronounced limp after 5 minutes of frisbee and at times, listlessness. mobic has changed that dramatically and as rescues are prone to do, she's appreciative and best of all, happy again. 04/29/2014
AAA+ product My vet prescribed this medication for my 13 year old Lab. She could not do steps anymore and was not walking good at all. Her hips were in bad shape and she has arthritis. She is now on Meloxicam and what a difference! She now can climb the steps and she walks so much better! She actually tries to gallop at times and acts so much happier! Thank you my Vet for this prescription! This has greatly improved her "quality" of life and had granted us more time with our dear Casey! 07/21/2013
works for Molly Our vet prescribed this for Molly. She is a Border Collie with arthritis in her back hips and legs. It works wonders for her. She takes 1/2 tablet each day and we are very well satisfied. 05/01/2013
night to day Meloxicam has worked miracles with my old dog. She couldn't climb stairs, or jump on the couch, her rear legs have arthritis, she's 14. One leg was starting to twist inward, then she went on this med. Honestly, it looks as if her leg has straightened. She even will give a small burst of speed when she's playing. I give it to her in the evening, so she can have a comfortable sleep period. I haven't noticed any negative side effects. She still goes up/down the stairs, with both rear legs hopping, but before, she couldn't take one stair. I give her half a tablet. She's acting like a 10 yo instead of a 14 yo and more so, she seems happy and pain free. 12/22/2012
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Answer:Please be aware , when this question has been answered previously , they have misread the weight of your dog and based it on 80lb not 80kg.
So 80kg equals 176.37lb !
Answer:1/2- pill. 0.05mg/lb X 80lbs = 4mg. tablets are 7.5mg. 1/2 is as close as you can reasonably get.
Answer:You should consult with your veterinarian for the appropriate dosing for your dog; however the recommended dose is 0.05mg per pound which works out to 8.8mg for your 80kg dog. The tablets are 7.5 mg so it may be difficult to get the exact dosing with these tablets.
Can you give a dog both Meloxicam and Benedryl (or an antihistamine) at the same time? Or, will the Meloxicam help with dog allergies as well?
Answer:Meloxicam will not help with allergies. You can give an antihistamine ( like Benedryl) together with the Meloxicam. It is very important that you make sure the antihistamine that you use does not have alcohol or aspirin in the ingredients. Even a generic may say on the front of the package, compare to the ingredients of Benedryl, and will contain alcohol. There are a couple of different kinds of Benedryl. Just check the ingredients and the inactive ingredients on the package and your best friend should be fine.
Answer:Meloxicam will not treat allergies so you may give an antihistamine while giving meloxicam, make sure not to give any steroids such as prednisone while giving the meloxicam.
Answer:I think we've been giving this to our dog for at least 6 years. Every night.
Answer:I don't know - ask the vet. Some pills can't be cut. We get our Melox compounded in solution (I think from PetMed Express); we give her about 3/4 of a droperful every night (the max doseage for her size). Shake it first, and keep it in the fridge. That would work better than trying to get 4 pill pieces down.
Answer:Safe use of this product has not been established in nursing dogs. Discuss all health concerns with your dog's veterinarian before giving the medication.
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