Q. At max dose for daily basis , with dogs, meloxicam, how long can it take before kidney failure? 1-2-4 yrs? Thks. Used with cartrophen.

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A. This drugs shouldn't be used for such a long time. For long term treatment other safier meds are available ( like trocoxil, previcox). See your vet to get them, you can also give omeprazol on a daily basis to limit stomach irritation. Also do a blood work every 3 months to check kidney and liver function.

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