Directions: Oral liquid: The actual dose to be given should be prescribed by the veterinarian. Shake well before use, then remove cap. While meloxicam is not a cure for osteoarthritis, it can control the pain and inflammation of OA and improve your dog's mobility. Response will vary from dog to dog but can be quite dramatic. In most dogs, improvement can be seen in a matter of days. If Meloxicam is discontinued or not given as directed, your dog's pain and inflammation may come back. Dogs under 10 pounds 4.5 kg To prevent accidental overdosing of small dogs, administer drops on food only, never directly into the mouth. Carefully measure suspension onto food to assure that the correct dose is given before presentation of the food to the dog. The syringe provided with the meloxicam concentration of 0.5 mg/mL cannot be used to measure doses for dogs weighing <1 lb 0.45 kg. For dogs <1 lb 0.45 kg, the oral suspension can be given using the dropper bottle: 2 drops for each lb of body weight for the 0.5 mg/mL concentration 5 drops for each kilogram of body weight, dropped directly onto the food. For dogs between 1-10 pounds, the oral suspension can be given by drops or by using the measuring syringe provided in the package see dosing procedure below. The syringe fits on to the bottle and has a scale beginning at 1 lb, designed to deliver the daily maintenance dose 0.05 mg/lb or 0.1 mg/kg. When using the syringe, the dog's weight should be rounded down to the nearest 1 lb increment. Replace and tighten cap after use. Dogs over 10 pounds 4.5 kg Meloxicam may be either mixed with food or placed directly into the mouth. Particular care should be given with regard to the accuracy of dosing. The oral suspension can be given using the measuring syringe provided in the package see dosing procedure below. The syringe fits on to the bottle and has a scale in pounds designed to deliver the daily maintenance dose 0.05 mg/lb or 0.1 mg/kg. When using the syringe, the dog's weight should be rounded down to the nearest 1 lb increment. Alternatively, use the dropper bottle: 2 drops for each lb body weight for the 0.5 mg/mL concentration 5 drops for each kilogram of body weight. Replace and tighten cap after use. Transmucosal oral spray: Follow your veterinarian's instructions. Do not change the way you give Meloxicam without first speaking with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian will tell you what amount to give, and for how long it should be given. Your veterinarian will assemble the spray bottle/pump prior to dispensing it to you. Gently shake the bottle. If the bottle is not used for two days or more, re-prime with one spray, or until a fine spray appears. If a partial dose is administered to the pet due to pump failure, do not re-dose, but wait until the next dosing time to administer a full dose. To administer this product, grasp the corner of your dog's mouth and gently pull it away from the gums, opening the cheek space. Place the applicator tip just inside the cheek space directed towards the back of the cheek space. Holding the bottle and pump upright, fully depress the spray head taking special care to ensure no spray escapes from the mouth. Allow the pump to fully reflate before administering consectutive sprays if necessary. Wipe pump with tissue or moist paper towel to prevent clogging. Wash hands after product administration. Discard bottle 6 months after assembly. OstiLox Oral Suspension 5mg/ml 10cc. I do not receive this product or any others in exchange for this article, I do get a commission for readers clicking the buy now links which helps to differ the cost of hosting this blog and I sincerely hope this article site helps you with your search for Vet Approved Rx products.