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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have given my young cat who was displaying uti symptoms only

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I have given my young cat who was displaying uti symptoms only one 2 ml dose of cat metacam yesterday. I have now discovered she is in the early stages of pregnancy. What problems might now occur for her or her kittens?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
The safe use of meloxicam hasn't been established in cats used for breeding, or in pregnant or lactating animals. In humans, the Federal Drug Administration (USA) categorizes this drug as category C for use during pregnancy (Animal studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus, but there are no adequate studies in humans; or there are no animal reproduction studies and no adequate studies in humans.)Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.