Thank you for your work in creating this site. My
veterinarian administered Metacam in conjunction with the
spaying and removal of deciduous teeth of my 5 month old
kitten who I adore on 7/29. She also administered a
routine vaccination (possible interaction?). For a week
after these procedures, my kitten did not eat and became
progessively weaker. I brought her back to the vet a week
later and the vet said she was in kidney failure and recommended
euthanasia or hospitalization. I was in the kind of shock
you experience at horrific news or learning of a death. I
insisted that the vet try to save this kitten. The vet at
no time mentioned anything about this drug's relationship to
kidney failure, instead blaming my kitten's near-death to
some unknown "pre-existing" condition. This was
a classic case of a doctor trying to "bury her
mistake." After two hospitalizations, my kitten is
doing much better. The hospitalizations were at two
different hospitals, and not one doctor pointed out the dangers
of Metacam. I found your site in under two minutes.
These doctors should be stripped of their licenses. They
had me obsessing about what could be wrong as an underlying
condition of my cat and deeply worried. This drug should
be off the market, or at least have a "black box"
warning. I should have been given a choice about the use
of this drug. Having been stricken by Stevens Johnson
syndrome myself as a result of a human drug, I would absolutely
have refused to allow the use of Metacam.
I would describe the doctors' dishonesty in this matter as
Thank you again for your efforts.