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What is the correct dosage of Pyrantel pamoate (50mg) for toy

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What is the correct dosage of Pyrantel pamoate (50mg) for toy breed puppies under a pound?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Doctor GF replied 7 years ago.
<p>HelloCustomer</p><p>Thanks for the question.</p><p>For puppies under 5 pounds, the dose is 5 mg's per pound of body weight as a single dose orally. If you have a one pound pup then it would need 5 mgs.</p><p>Dr.GF</p>
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks Dr. GF, but I'm not a mathematician. Can you convert those 5 mg to ccs or tenths of a cc please?
Expert:  Doctor GF replied 7 years ago.
<p>Is the concentration 50mgs per ml on the brand you have?</p><p>If not, what is it?</p>
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes sir, that what is says on the label.
Expert:  Doctor GF replied 7 years ago.
<p>ml's and cc's are exactly the same.</p><p> </p><p>At 50 mgs/ml then that would require one tenth of one ml for a puppy around 1 pound or less.</p><p>Dr.GF</p><p> </p>
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
So, 1/10 of a cc per pound. Thanks Dr. GF!
Expert:  Doctor GF replied 7 years ago.
<p>You got it.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>If this has been helpful to you then please click the <strong>green accept button</strong> so that I may be credited for my time. If you have follow-up questions then click the reply button. As always, a thorough hands-on exam by a veterinarian is recommended. I am only providing you with my opinion based on the information you have provided. Legally, I can not prescribe federally regulated medications or diagnose your pet's condition without an examination. All feedback and bonuses are greatly appreciated.</p><p>Dr. GF </p>
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