Lorraine

November 29, 2010. Shadow, your death came 5 years ago today. A limited sense of Justice finally came 5 year later. After losing you to Metacam induced kidney failure, I hoped other precious cats would not suffer a similar fate. I told your story many times frequently stating Metacam should have a Black Box Warning because of the kidney failure risks to cats. Shadow, the literature showing kidney risks was available and minimized when you were given metacam. You should have been protected and never received metacam. At minimal, your kidney failure should have been diagnosed and treated offering you chance of recovery. Your sibling Blue Angel lived until May 2010 and Sami survives you 5 years out suggesting you genetically had more life to life. You were the best of felines, you left many wonderful memories behind,  your pawprints will always run across the surface of my heart and your memories are stored within. 

FDA Announces Addition of Boxed Warning to METACAM® (meloxicam) Labels
October 27, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today the addition of a boxed warning to the label of two METACAM® (meloxicam) products. The drug's manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (B.I.V.I.), changed the label to include:


WARNING

Repeated use of meloxicam in cats has been associated with acute renal failure and death. Do not administer additional injectable or oral meloxicam to cats. See Contraindications, Warnings, and Precautions for detailed information.


You were such a sweet kitty, will love you daily and miss you always....

Katmom:  Lorraine

In Loving Memory:

Sami Clovis KitKat Residency Beginnings
http://RainbowsBridge.com/residents/SAMIC001/Resident.htm



Sunshine's Residency
http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/SUNSH004/Resident.htm

Shadow Baby KitKat's Residency
http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/SHADO146/Resident.htm

KoKo Macadamia KitKat's Residency
http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/KOKOM006/Resident.htm

Blue Angel KitKat's Residency
http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/BLUEA001/Resident.htm

TigerRat of Kat's Residency
http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/TIGER054/Resident.htm

Sugar Kat's Residency
http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/Sugar001/Resident.htm
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judylinn

so sorry about your loss. It was good that you posted...for after 5 years, the love is still in your heart for your beloved Shadow. that will help lots of us know, that it stays in your heart for ever. thank you. Judy

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tikibarb
I am very sorry you lost your beloved Shadow.  Too many times, we are not given enough information to make an informed decision and often the consequences are dire.  I am happy that there will finally be a warning so that others will be spared the pain and suffering you have endured.
Barbara Lyngarkos
My Beloved Ted 8/7/2005 - 7/7/10
http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/TED001/Resident.htm
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