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What is Methio-Form?

Methio-Form is a urinary acidifier used to treat and prevent certain types of urinary stones. It can help prevent urinary tract infections and bladder stones. Methio-Form requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
For: Cats and Dogs
 
Benefits:
Can prevent bladder stone formation
Easy to administer (can be mixed with food)

How it works:
Methio-Forms active ingredient is dl-methionine, an amino acid that acidifies your pets urine. It also helps to treat and prevent certain types of bladder stones.

Cautions:
Side effects that may occur when using Methio-Form 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.


More Information:
Brand Name
Methio-Form (Vet-A-Mix)
Generic Name
Methionine, dl-methionine

What is the most important information I should know about Methio-Form: Methio-Form is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs and cats. It is available by prescription as 500mg (6.7 mEq) scored, chewable, fish flavor tablets in bottles of 150. Daily dosages vary with diet and the amount of acidification need. The usual daily dose range in cats is 1/2 to 1 tablet per 2.5 to 3 pounds of body weight. Average size adult cats normally should receive 1 1/2 to 3 tablets daily depending on the weight of the cat. The usual dose range in dogs up to 15 lbs is 1/2 to 4 tablets, for dogs 15 to 33 pounds give 2 to 7 tablets and for dogs 33 to 66 lbs give 4 to 13 tablets.

What is Methio-Form: Methio-Form is a urinary acidifier used in the treatment and prevention of certain types of urinary stones. Methio-Form may be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Methio-Form to my pet: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had severe liver, kidney or pancreatic disease, or if your pet is acidotic.

How should this medication be given: 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.

What happens if I miss giving a dose: 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.

What happens if I overdose the pet: 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.

What should I avoid while giving Methio-Form to my pet: Do not use Methio-Form in animals with liver, kidney, or pancreatic disease. Do not use Methio-Form in animals with metabolic acidosis or animals with urate kidney stones.

What are the possible side effects of Methio-Form: Side effects that may occur when using Methio-Form 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.

What other drugs will affect Methio-Form: Use caution when giving Methio-Form with aminoglycoside antibiotics such as gentamicin, or when giving quinidine. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before using Methio-Form with any prescription or over the counter medications, including vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements.

Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Methio-Form written for health professionals that you may read.

Directions:

Methio-Form is a prescription medication used in dogs and cats as a urinary acidifier in the treatment and prevention of certain types of urinary stones.
Tell your veterinarian about any other medications you are giving your pet.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had severe liver, kidney, or pancreatic disease, or if your pet is acidotic.

Tip: Give Methio-Form with food. Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs: Up to 15 lbs Give 1/2 to 4 tablets daily

15–33 lbs Give 2 to 7 tablets daily

33–66 lbs Give 4 to 13 tablets daily
Cats: All weights Give 1/2 to 1 tablet per 2.5 to 3 pounds of body weight daily
Horses:
Storage: Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Methio-Form:
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount

DL-Methionine*

500 mg
Other Ingredients:
*In a palatable protein base
Methio-Form 5 5 4 4
Great Product, Cats Love It This product was excellent, it worked, and the cats loved to eat it - it was made to taste like a snack. Sad to say, it is no longer available, always out of stock, and the offered substitute was a waste of money because my cats refused to eat it. So they are not at present being treated for their urinary problem, this for a very long time. I did change their diet from dry food to grain-free wet food, which also seemed to help. They are no longer in an acute situation. The initial urinary stone problem happened a few years ago. I then continued with Methio-Form to treat preventatively. But now, no methionine treatment altogether, because they won't eat the substitute. So, my question is, why is Methio-Form no longer being sold?? 01/29/2014
I use this for my male cats! I've used this product for years on two male cats that developed urinary bladder problems, and blockages due to crystals(struvites). This is a problem that apparently haunts older male cats, perhaps because of the processed food most of them eat. I've tried to switch them over with limited success, but they grew up with it so their tastes have already been formed. As a treatment, my vet recommended low doses of the methio-form (1/2 tab and one tab respectively) plus some other homeopathic treatments that address inflammation. My Western vet was unaware of this product--only my homeopathic vet knew of it. I use this product with uretic-friendly and wet food mixed with water (water is very important with bladder problems). Bottom line is that, once on treatment, and with better food choices, these cats have remained healthy for 5 years now--even after the initial emergency trip to the vet. If I had to do it all over again, I would start my kittens off on a more natural food path. There's plenty of info out there on that. 03/07/2013
Does what it says After removing bladder stones from my young female corgi and having problems with the feed that was supposed to help stop the formation of more stones, the vet suggested that I put her back on her regular food and add the Methio-Form to her food. No more stones. Yeah! 05/17/2012
Methio-Form Preventative measures: I have 3 male neutered cats and a few years back one of them had a problem urinating. My vet took care of the problem (stones) and put him on Methio-Form. I now give each of my cats a crushed tablet every day in their food and have never had a re occurrence of the problem. 02/09/2011
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What is the Optimal Ph for my little dogs urine? How often should it be checked when she is on Methio-Form?
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Please contact your veterinarian to determine when the best time is to bring in your pet.
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You may try mixing it in with his food or put it into a soft treat or peanut butter.
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That would be up to your veterinarian if he thinks your pet may be prone to developing certain types of kidney stones. Ask your veterinarian if he/she thinks your pet needs to be given this medication. If your pet has never had this problem, your veterinarian would have to examine your pet to see if preventative therapy is appropriate.
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My cat has inflammatory bowel disease secondary to food allergies and is extremely sensitive to poultry, dairy, or meat products. (He can tolerate most fish proteins). Will he be able to tolerate the flavoring of Methio-form?
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Methio-form contains brewer's yeast and fish oil, there are no puoltry dairy or meat products in the tablets.
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He likes the dry better than the canned. Do you think this is the best treatment plan?
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I've used Methio form for years on two male cats that developed urinary bladder problems, and blockages due to crystals(struvites).

This is a problem that apparently haunts older male cats, perhaps because of the processed food most of them eat.

As a treatment, my vet recommended low doses of the methio-form (1/2 tab and one tab respectively) plus some other homeopathic treatments that address inflammation. My Western vet was unaware of this product--only my homeopathic vet knew of it.

I use this product in wet food mixed with water (water is very important with bladder problems), and uretic-friendly food. For some reason, this web site will not allow me to list the kind of diet that I think is best--maybe it is not acceptable to standard western veterinary views?

Bottom line is that, once on treatment, and with better food choices, these cats have remained healthy for 5 years now--even after the initial emergency trip to the vet.

My view is that everything relates to the commercial food industry and a bit of research will find proper solutions to this modern dilemma.
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I cannot second guess your veterinarian's treatment plan. If you have concerns you can either address them with your veterinarian or seek a second opinion from another veterinarian.
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This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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