ailing dog's meds

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ailing dog's meds

Postby ArbonneLady » Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:13 am

my poor dog got attacked by another dog today. the vet gave us some antibiotics and the instructions read "Give 1.0 cc orally twice daily until gone". however, the dropper reads a measurement of 12.5 mg and 25 mg. Each mL contains Clindamycin hydrochloride equivalent to clindamycin 25 mg and ethyl alcohol, 8.64%.

So my question is, how many mg do I give my ailing puppy so she doesn't develop an infection?

Postby Dirtman » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:56 am

Fill the dropper to the 25 mg mark and give it to your puppy. The dropper is valid for that medication ONLY. When the medication is gone, discard both the container AND the dropper. Using the dropper for any other medication will be dangerous.

Although they state both on many medication labels, cc (cubic centimeter) and ml (milliliter) are identical volumes, one and the same. 1 cc = 1 ml.

Since 1 ml contains 25 mg of medication, 1 cc contains 25 mg of medication because again, ml and cc are the same volume.

Good luck with the puppy,
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Postby ArbonneLady » Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:37 am

thanks so much for your answer! :D

I was worried about administering the wrong dosage of antibiotics.

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