Otis broke his leg a month or two ago and the vet put him on some pain medication called meloxicam. After having it for a while he began to throw up and started to become really sick. Eventually we had to have him hospitalized where he was on intensive fluids for about 5 days. He had some seizures while he was in the intensive care unit too. Anyway I started reading about the Meloxicam and I've read that it hasn't been aproved for cats and has a tendancy to cause ulcers and other problems. Has anyone ever heard of this medicine being used for cats or any other related information regarding its use? I ended up spending 1000 for him to be in intensive care which is a lot of money for me. Would this be something I should pursue or just let it go? Is it common for vets to use medicines that aren't approved?
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12/9/05 at 11:25am