My 13 year old Beagle mix dog started howling and seemed to be restless. The vet prescribed Metacam. The howling has ceased with one dose. How do I know if he has bone/joint problems since a side effect of Metacam is drowsiness? Would a tranquilizer been a safer option???
Metacam is safer then most tranqs or sedatives. Physical exam can determine if there is pain or discomfort in the joints. X-rays can also show arthritis. vetcare