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Old 01-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Non Basset help needed, if possible

This has nothing to do with my hound but I wanted to see if anyone here can offer some good news before my vet opens tomorrow. I tool my cat to the vet cauae he's been limping. The vet determined he sprained a ligament or tendons in his wrist joint. She sent me home with oral metacam for him for five days. I've never used metacam so I was reading online about it and everywhere I turn it warns that its dangerous for cats and has been known to cause renal failure. He was given a dose today by the vet. Let me add that this is not my normal vet as they had no appts until the 28th. I've used this vet before when my vet had no open appts, so its not the first time. I fully intend to call my regular vet in the morning and talk to them before giving him more. I guess I just need my mind put to ease that the one dose he was given today won't hurt him.... He's my baby, 11 years old, had him since he was 7 weeks old... I'm beside myself right now.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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most nsaid and pain reliever are more likely to cause these types or problems in cats than dogs or humans, that said the risk is still realitively small even with routine use.

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's a tough one......knowing me I might not give it. That said I am giving Turtle something right now that may cause her liver to fail. Hows that for being a hypocrite!

I really don't know about the stuff just sayin if that's your baby I'd think hard about it, but don't fret the one dose. I guess it would depend on how much pain your cat is in. Maybe she needs to just lay around and be lazy for a few days.

I wish I new more. I hope she gets better soon.
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