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Old 04-21-2008, 12:26 AM
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I think it only comes in the 7.5, my vet did not give to me, she rx-ed it to me and i took to pharmancy, my only guess is that my dog weighs 90 lbs, he was started out on 1/2 tablet, that'd be 3.2 mg, cut into 8th's .93 mg each.

.93 X 8 = 7.44 or the 7.5 mg original tablet

ask the vet what mg you would give the dog if she would prescribe it, that would give you an answer to the mg. for your doggies.

Ex: Niki used 2 times 51 lbs

I know I gave Niki 1/2 tablet 3.2 when she hurt her leg when first blind so she is 51 lbs. So the 1/2 tablet must work for 51 lb dog also, thats what the vet told me to do, i had to call her first to see if Niki could take it being she was diabetic.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:09 AM
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The metacam liquid says that it is .1mg per kg for a maintenance dose so using that as a guide I would only give one .4mg and the other .5mg. I have a larger dog (25kg) that I could divide one of the 7.5mg tablets up into about 1/3 and that would save money when I have to give it to him.
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:59 PM
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Well I have just had success thanks to Nikki and Dolly! You were right and Canada Vet does ship to Australia with and Aust. RX. Depending on the postage costs and whether our customs let it through it will make for a big saving.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:42 PM
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Terrific, I was just talking to a lady at the other board about Metacam she did not know about the tablet form either, those damn vets!!!!!!
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