For use as an aid in acidifying the urine of dogs and cats. METHIO-FORM® is also an aid in controlling the odor from feline and canine urine residues.
Active Ingredient(s): Each tablet contains:
500 mg (6.7 mEq)
In a palatable protein base.
Indications: For use as an aid in acidifying the urine of dogs and cats. METHIO-FORM® is also an aid in controlling the odor from feline and canine urine residues.
METHIO-FORM® Chewable Tablets may be used as a source of the essential amino acid, DL-Methionine.
Dosage and Administration: Administration: METHIO-FORM® Chewable Tablets may be fed free choice, from the hand or maybe crumbled and mixed into the food. Dosing one time each day is appropriate, but daily doses may be administered in 2 or 3 divided doses if more convenient or in rare cases where animals may vomit a single daily dose.
Dosage: Daily dosages vary with diet and the amount of acidification needed. After dosages have been determined, they may be used continuously.
Cats: The usual daily dose is 2.5 to 5.0 mEq (188-375 mg)/kg body weight or 1/2 to 1 tablet per 1 to 1.5 kg (2.5 to 3 lb) of body weight. Average size adult cats normally should receive 1 1/2 to 3 tablets (10-20 mEq) daily.
Dogs: The usual daily dose is 2 to 4 mEq (150-300 mg)/kg body weight. Small breeds - 7 kg (15 lb) or under, 1/2 to 4 tablets. Medium breeds - 7 to 15 kg (15 to 33 lb), 2 to 7 tablets. Large breeds - 15-30 kg (33-66 lb), 4 to 13 tablets.
Note: METHIO-FORM® tablets can be crumbled and sprinkled on the animal's food. A level teaspoonful of a crumbled tablet contains 746 mg (10.0 mEq) of DL-methionine.
Contraindication(s): Do not administer to animals with severe liver, kidney or pancreatic disease, or which are acidotic.
Precaution(s): Storage: Store at room temperature and protect from light. Avoid excessive heat (104°F).
Caution(s): Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
In rare cases, animals may experience gastrointestinal disturbance. In those cases, administer during feeding or in two to three divided doses.
Warning(s): Over-consumption may result if access to open bottles occurs. The effect may be severe and could result in life-threatening metabolic acidosis if veterinary treatment is not initiated.
Keep out of reach of children.
Presentation: Bottles of 50, 150, and 500 tablets.
NAC No.: 10500151