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Q. I took my pup to the vet yesterday and I'm not sure the vet told me the right amount of medication to give, what are your thoughts?

I have a 4 lb puppy that I took to the vet yesterday evening. I use this particular vet for simple little things because he is quite old. He gave me Amoxi-liquid and told me to give her 1 ml twice per day.

I wanted to double-check his dosage since he is frequently wrong about things. I have searched the internet and it tells me 5mg/1 lb, BUT, I do not think that mg and ml are equivalent so I'm not sure if 1 ml twice a day is the correct dose and again, she is 4 lbs.

Any help??


A. I think the best advice I can give you would be to find a vet who is qualified to prescribe medication properly. I am not a vet or a health care professional, I don’t know what is wrong with your puppy and I don’t know the strength of the antibiotic that was prescribed. I am not a pharmacist and I am not qualified to prescribe medications, especially over the internet.

I’m not trying to be harsh but I wouldn’t use a vet who is “frequently wrong about things.” It could cost a puppy their life.

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