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Long-term safety, efficacy and palatability of oral meloxicam at 0.01-0.03 mg/kg for treatment of osteoarthritic pain in cats.
J Feline Med Surg 2008; 10(3):235-41JF

Abstract

Osteoarthritis is a chronic, painful condition that is now recognised as affecting a large proportion of cats. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have proven efficacy in dogs and humans but there are limited published data on the use of NSAIDs in the long-term management of this condition in cats. This prospective study aimed to assess the long-term safety and palatability of oral meloxicam and its efficacy in treating osteoarthritic pain in cats when given at a dose of 0.01-0.03 mg/kg once daily. Forty cats diagnosed with osteoarthritis completed the trial with a mean treatment duration of 5.8 months. Gastrointestinal upset in 2/46 (4%) cats was the only adverse effect noted. No deleterious effect on renal function was detected in cats studied. Owners subjectively assessed treatment efficacy as good or excellent in 34/40 (85%) of cases. The results of this study showed oral meloxicam to be safe and palatable long-term treatment for osteoarthritis in cats when given with food at a dose of 0.01-0.03 mg/kg.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Cat Clinic Mt Gravatt, Mt Gravatt, QLD, Australia. mgunew@optusnet.com.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18440263

Citation

Gunew, Marcus N., et al. "Long-term Safety, Efficacy and Palatability of Oral Meloxicam at 0.01-0.03 Mg/kg for Treatment of Osteoarthritic Pain in Cats." Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, vol. 10, no. 3, 2008, pp. 235-41.
Gunew MN, Menrath VH, Marshall RD. Long-term safety, efficacy and palatability of oral meloxicam at 0.01-0.03 mg/kg for treatment of osteoarthritic pain in cats. J Feline Med Surg. 2008;10(3):235-41.
Gunew, M. N., Menrath, V. H., & Marshall, R. D. (2008). Long-term safety, efficacy and palatability of oral meloxicam at 0.01-0.03 mg/kg for treatment of osteoarthritic pain in cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 10(3), pp. 235-41. doi:10.1016/j.jfms.2007.10.007.
Gunew MN, Menrath VH, Marshall RD. Long-term Safety, Efficacy and Palatability of Oral Meloxicam at 0.01-0.03 Mg/kg for Treatment of Osteoarthritic Pain in Cats. J Feline Med Surg. 2008;10(3):235-41. PubMed PMID: 18440263.
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