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I was wondering if you can help me dose my pet rats, they have a prescription for clavamox, they need 6.2 mg twice daily. But I have 100mg tablets. I don't know how to give it to them. Do I mix in in water, how much?

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Hi.  I will need your rats weight first, either in ounces or grams.  If you don't have one of small kitchen food scales, they're not expensive and can be purchased at a Target, Walmart, maybe even grocery store.  Alternately, you can take them to a local vet who should be able to weigh them at no charge.  Call first to ask if they have a scale for small animals.  I'll look forward to hearing back from you.

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I can answer a variety of questions regarding adoption and care of pet rats throughout their lifetimes, including questions about their health and well being, temperment, diet, bedding, cages, toys, etc. I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability in a timely manner and I have an abundant amount of resources to help me to help you with your pet rats. I love rattie pictures, so include pics with your question if you can. You may ask me medical questions, but please be advised that I am not a vet. I may use my resources to answer some medical questions, however, I will need to refer you to your local vet with medical questions that I feel I am not qualified to address.

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I have been a huge rat enthusiast for many years. Since becoming a rat owner, I have educated myself in all areas of pet rats from every resource I could find including the internet, books, conversations with local exotic vets, as well as several local rat breeders.

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I have a college degree but not in the area of animals. I have obtained my extensive experience and knowlege of pet rats all on my own because in my eyes, pet rats are the most interesting and fascinating creatures you can ever imagine to have as pets. I also am saddened by how mislabeled and misunderstood these amazing and extremely smart animals are by the majority, and my mission in life has become to educate and change as many people's perceptions of rats as I possibly can.

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