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my macaw is taking samylin for his liver how much water should

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my macaw is taking samylin for his liver how much water should I put in to 1 gram sachets please
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 years ago.

Hello, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Actually the reason you couldn't find an answer online is because there isn't a single answer to your question. When the sachets of Samylin are used with the larger species, they tend to be administered via mixing them into their food.

Now I appreciate Louie wouldn't necessarily be keen to have this in his food, therefore the alternative is to add water to make a paste or liquid that you can give him. And in that case, depending on how fluid you need it to be to administer, you need to add that much water. So, as you can see, there isn't a set milliliter answer because the water itself isn't important; rather it is a case of adding a bit until you get the consistency you need. And if you find this makes quite a bit, then you'd want to consider dividing the does to multiple offering over the day.

Just to note you have asked about how much water to add to a 1g sachet, but I would note that we tend to use this at a dose rate of one sachet per 5kg of body weight per day. Giving more is unlikely to cause any harm (since you can't really overdo anti-oxidants) but you may want to double check with his vet to whether you are to give him a whole sachet or if you just need to give part of one per day. If it is less then the whole sachet, then this will lower the volume of water you'd need when mixing up his daily liver support.

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

Dr. B.

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