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how much penicillin should i give a dog weighing 40 pounds.

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how much penicillin should i give a dog weighing 40 pounds. I do not have a vet close to me and my dog has a bite wound on the neck about 3 weeks old it looks like its inffected.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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I never saw my answer im still waiting?
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 5 years ago.
Hello, welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian, and I'll be happy to help you in any way I can. WHat does the label information state, as far as how many units per mL are in the Penicillin?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
1 ml per 100 pounds,
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 5 years ago.
That's for cattle, that's not the information that I need. I asked how many units per mL are listed on the label?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
sorry really early, 250 ml
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 5 years ago.
That's also not the information I need, that's only the amount of mL in the vial. You need to tell me how many UNITS, or how many IU, of penicillin, are in the liquid, PER ML.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it says on the bottle each ml contains 300,000 units penicillin net contents 250 ml one ml per 100 lbs body weight this is all the info it gives on the bottle
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 5 years ago.
Perfect, 300,000 units per mL is what I needed to know. The typical dose for a 40 pound dog would be about 2 mL given subcutaneously twice daily.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
great thank you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
o and in the muscle or under the skin which is the best way
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 5 years ago.
Either is acceptable; subcutaneous(under the skin) may be easier.
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