Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) prescribed by veterinarians to treat osteoarthritis and postoperative pain in dogs and cats, although it is predominantly used to treat canines. This medication is also effective in reducing fever.
How Does Meloxicam Reduce Pain
Prostaglandins are the chemicals responsible for causing inflammation and pain. Meloxicam effectively relieves pain and inflammation by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins in the body. It also inhibits COX-2 and phospholipase A-2 which are responsible for inflammation and pain.