Whenever you have been prescribed veterinary drugs for your cat, it’s always a good idea to check out the drug at www.drugs.com/vet for two reasons:
- to check if the drug is dangerous for your cat (not all vets are aware of the dangerous drugs for cats)
- to check if it is compatible with any other drugs your cat has been prescribed
Vets are not taught about dangerous drugs or about the problems from interaction with different drugs, so it’s up to you to check it out. NEVER ASSUME!
Vets frequently prescribe loxicom (also known as meloxicam), yet on the www.drugs.com/vet comes this warning:
Warning: Repeated use of meloxicam in cats has been associated with acute renal failure and death. Do not administer additional injectable or oral meloxicam to cats.
In fact, a single dose can have fatal consequences.
The site isn’t infallible and isn’t the last word, but it does give you some indication.
Another site of interest, but doesn’t cover veterinary products as yet, is www.drugdangers.com.