Shadow’s Metacam Story – CO

My Shadow kitty received Metacam after his tail was amputated a few weeks ago due to a cancerous growth on his tail.

I gave him 4 doses of 5 drops per day for 4 days. He is now in emergency care since last Wednesday, receiving fluids for acute renal failure. He has only eaten once while in emergency care and that was a few days ago. The doctor who prescribed the Metacam only told me that he was prescribing it “off label”. He never mentioned any risks or side effects whatsoever. I wish I had done my homework, but at the time I didn’t
think I had any reason not to trust the doctor. I am probably looking at euthanizing my best friend in the next few days if his kidney levels (BUN and creatine) don’t come down significantly by then. I am
so angry that this doctor would even prescribe such a thing (and not warn me of the risks and side effects). This is really rough on Shadow and me. How do I trust another vet again with my other two kitties? Now I’m kicking myself and second-guessing everything I did or didn’t do.

Monica – Highlands Ranch, CO


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