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My dog is limping. i have loxicom but not the large syringe

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my dog is limping. i have loxicom but not the large syringe
she is 26 kgs. i have 5 ml and 10 ml syringes
how much should i give?
i realise first dose is higher
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 15 days ago.

Hello, my name is Dr Scott, thank you for your question. I am a fully qualified vet from the UK and have spent the last thirty years or so treating dogs, cats, and smaller pets. I will be very glad to help you today.

 

But first, please allow me ten minutes or so to think things over and then type up your answer.

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 15 days ago.

I have typed up an answer for you below ...

1. Assuming this is Loxicom Oral Suspension 1.5 mg per ml.

2. Work out your dog's weight in kg, the dose rate is 0.1 mg per kg of your dog's body weight. This will give you the maintenance dose in mg to be given once a day, as you know the initial first dose is twice this.

3. Once you know how many mg to give and know that there is 1.5 mg in each ml it is a simple matter to work out how many ml to give.

4. But in any case, I should be available online for you for the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,


Dr Scott
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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 14 days ago.

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how your Lab is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning the Loxicom ...

Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.

Regards,


Dr Scott
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