Metacam Dosage Calculator for Dogs

Metacam Dosage Calculator for Dogs

Metacam (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly prescribed for dogs to reduce inflammation and pain associated with osteoarthritis or other musculoskeletal disorders. It’s important to follow your veterinarian’s instructions when administering Metacam. Here’s a general dosage table for Metacam for dogs:

Dog’s Weight (kg)Initial Dose (Oral Liquid)Maintenance Dose (Oral Liquid)Initial Dose (Chewable Tablet)Maintenance Dose (Chewable Tablet)
Up to 4 kg0.4 ml0.1 ml per kg1 mg (1/2 of 2.5 mg tablet)0.25 mg per kg (1/10 of 2.5 mg tablet)
4 – 10 kg1.0 ml0.1 ml per kg2.5 mg0.25 mg per kg
10 – 15 kg1.5 ml0.1 ml per kg2.5 mg0.25 mg per kg
15 – 25 kg2.5 ml0.1 ml per kg2.5 mg + 2.5 mg (5 mg)0.25 mg per kg
25 – 35 kg3.5 ml0.1 ml per kg5 mg0.25 mg per kg
Over 35 kg4.0 ml0.1 ml per kg7.5 mg0.25 mg per kg


  1. Initial Dose: The initial dose is typically given on the first day of treatment.
  2. Maintenance Dose: The maintenance dose is given once daily after the initial dose.
  3. Oral Liquid: The liquid form is often preferred for precise dosing in small dogs.
  4. Chewable Tablets: Available for easier administration, especially for larger dogs.

Always consult with your veterinarian for the exact dosage and administration instructions tailored to your dog’s specific needs. Do not adjust the dosage without professional guidance, as incorrect dosages can cause serious side effects.

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