We did use Metacam, unknowingly that it would harm our beloved house cat of 7 years. Now she is at the vet for at least 5 days on an iv with beginning renal failure and he is hoping to flush her out and and jump start her kidneys. We had her on it from 4-6-09 to 4-23-09 per dr instructions and took her off when she started vomiting and urinated on herself and just layed there. We don't know what will happen but we love her with all our hearts and are worried sick. i called the manufacturer like your website stated and they took all our information and are going to contact our vet today. the vet did bloodwork before he prescribed Metacam and her kidneys were fine. now her levels are really high. i asked them about medical bills and they said they would talk to the vet about that also.
My kittys name is Creek, we named her that because when she was one month old, someone saw her rushing down the the creek in a flood and rescued her. she survived that at one month old, we pray she will survive this too.
I just wanted to share my GOOD NEWS with you. After our cat had 3 days of continuous IV at the Vet Hospital, they checked her BUN and CREA levels, which were off the charts on Monday, and her levels were back to normal. We were able to bring her home tonight. It is truely a MIRACLE. Keep up the good work and get the message out there. The vet confessed that he felt responsible because he prescribed her the metecam and is going to contact the drug company and try to get some reimbursement. He is not charging us a thing. He is a good doctor who really does care about animals. You should have seen him and the others at the hospital, the grins were a mile wide. Finally, another sucess story!
Thanks for caring!