Pet Rats/Sick Rat

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Joanne wrote at 2013-03-02 11:15:47
I have raised ratties 11 years now. I am a nurse. The dose according to my exotic pet vet is 15 mg/kg. If your rat weighs 1 lb her weight in grams is 454 which is .45 kg. Close to one half kg. So half of 15 is 7.5 mg of amoxicillin. That is per day. So actually u can give it twice a day in 3.7 mg doses. I'm sure your vet gave u an oral syringe and a liquid suspension. It should be 3.7 mg of amoxicillin per one tenth ml of liquid in syringe. Ask her. Put yourself at ease. I have brought many little pet store ratties back from the dead when they have had pneumonia /myco etc. Youth is on their side bit gets more difficult to save them as they pass the one and a half year mark.  


Joanne wrote at 2013-03-02 11:16:06
I have raised ratties 11 years now. I am a nurse. The dose according to my exotic pet vet is 15 mg/kg. If your rat weighs 1 lb her weight in grams is 454 which is .45 kg. Close to one half kg. So half of 15 is 7.5 mg of amoxicillin. That is per day. So actually u can give it twice a day in 3.7 mg doses. I'm sure your vet gave u an oral syringe and a liquid suspension. It should be 3.7 mg of amoxicillin per one tenth ml of liquid in syringe. Ask her. Put yourself at ease. I have brought many little pet store ratties back from the dead when they have had pneumonia /myco etc. Youth is on their side bit gets more difficult to save them as they pass the one and a half year mark.  


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Debbie Ducommun

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I can answer any questions about pet rats, but you will probably be able find answers to simple questions more quickly on my website at www.ratfanclub.org/helpfinfo.html. If you have a life-threatening emergency you can try calling me at 530-899-0605. I am not usually on the computer on the weekend.

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I have been "The Rat Lady" since 1985 and am recognized as one of the world's experts on pet rats. I have 3 published books and already answer lots of questions about rats daily.

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President of Rat Assistance & Teaching Society

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I am a monthly columnist for Pet Business magazine, and my writing has appeared in other magazines. I have 3 published books.

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BA in Animal Behavior

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