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She is anemic and I was wondering if -12 shots will help and

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she is anemic and I was wondering if b-12 shots will help and what would the proper dosage be for a 23.5 lb dog
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: Did you get any info that I sent
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: She is having an anemic problem. They have tried much testing and still are not sure. I was wondering if B/12 shots would help
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: Yes weak, loss of appetite. Test show nothing so far. Full ultra sound of all organs, chest xray & bone marrow check
JA: Is the dog eating normally?
Customer: No
JA: OK, abnormal eating. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Katie , 11
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about katie?
Customer: She had her teeth cleaned 3 months ago. A benine cyst removed from her anal area 5-6 weeks ago.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Vitamin B-12 can be useful with some types of anemia. If you will tell me the concentration of the vitamin B-12 you have, I will find a dosage for you.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Cyanocobalamin Vial/inj 1 mil1s 1000mcg Please let me know. Kathy
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

It would be safe to give her 275mcg once weekly for 4-6 weeks. If the concentration is 1000mcg/1mL of fluid, she would need 0.25mL given under the skin at each dosing.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Checking in. How is your companion? I didn't hear back from you yesterday.