My 8 year old cat has been to an emergency vet ($1,000) and now at her regular vetís office for almost 3 days on an IV.

    I had been told to give her Metacam 0.3ml by mouth for 5 days and then every other day for 4 days to treat possible inflamation in her urethra caused by crystals in her urine.

     The day after the last dose I found her motionless on the floor, incontinent of urine. She finally moved her tail a little to let me know she was alive, but just barely. Thatís when I rushed her to the emergency vet.

    I was horrified to finally read the Metacam insert to discover that the medicine should only be given mixed with food and NOT directly by mouth as I had been directed to give it.