Posts tagged "Boehringer Ingelheim"

Pay Attention If You're Using Metacam for Cats

According to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Online News,  Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica is adding a boxed warning about use of Metacam for cats to the product’s labeling. Metacam is the company’s brand-name version of meloxicam, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for pain relief. The boxed warning reads as follows: “Repeated use of... Read more »

Highlights from the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Highlights of Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association,in Atlanta July 31-August 3, included several announcements: Dr. Larry Kornegay as the new AVMA President; Paws to Save Pets (Merials non profit foundation) and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation will Hill’s Pet Nutrition is donating pet food and $145,000 to veterinary clinics and shelters in the... Read more »

Can You Tell If Your Cat Is In Pain?

How can you tell if you cat is in pain? It’s not as easy as you think. Cats are subtle about demonstrating signals that they’re ill or that they hurt. Dogs are more demonstrative; and I also think we tend to ‘get’ dog language more than cat language. Here are behaviors suggestive of post-operative pain... Read more »