When treating dogs with OA, the Painful-to-Playful Protocol starts with METACAM® (meloxicam) Solution for Injection administered in-clinic. From there, the pet owner will be sent home with a prescription for METACAM® (meloxicam oral suspension) that they will administer daily to their dog as a maintenance dose. The protocol is designed to provide rapid pain relief while helping increase pet owner compliance by allowing owners to see the difference proper pain and inflammation management can make for their pet.
As Easy as 1, 2, 3
The Painful-to-Playful Protocol was designed to help provide immediate pain relief while establishing successful long-term OA treatment at home. It also gives your clinic a way to help boost compliance and potentially grow pharmacy sales. Best of all, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Starting in your clinic, administer METACAM Solution for Injection to provide immediate pain relief the pet owner can see.
2. Send your patient home with the appropriate presentation and maintenance dose of METACAM® Oral Suspension with simple, once-a-day dosing instructions.
3. Set up regular follow-up appointments and encourage routine blood work monitoring to make sure the patient is receiving appropriate, regular treatment. It is also recommended to work with the pet owner to find the lowest effective dose to potentially help drive compliance.
Pet owners will witness their pet rapidly go from painful to playful. As a result, they may be more agreeable to the long-term therapeutic effect of METACAM Oral Suspension.
Show pet owners rapid pain relief by prescribing the same medication in an oral solution for them to give at home.
Help pet owners more effectively titrate down to the lowest effective dose.