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  1. Apr 18, 2017 #1

    Desperaux

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    Hello fellow rat lovers, first timer here.

    I currently have five rats, Oscar, Seymore, Widmore, Alo, and Buddha. One had the sniffles and now they all are making the wheezy noises. :(

    I got my hands on some Amoxicilin 500mg capsules(for humans) and some Doxycycline 100mg capsules(also for humans). I got needlless syringes 1/2ml and a scale to nearest 100th of a gram (10mg). I am not good with math, and i have OCD so i tripple check things, and then check again, especialy when it comes to saftey. I do not have 250.00$ for a vet visit + 30.00 x 5 for medication(they charge per rat) so i used my money for everything else, scale, syringes, baby food, and my mom is in remission from cancer so shes a walking pharmacy lol and let me have two full bottles of these medications. I would just like someone to please check my math for me, my boyfriend tells me its right but like i said, OCD.

    Oscar is 0.13.1 oz
    So amoxicillin is 10mg/lb
    I did 10/16 to get .625 so thats .625 of medicine per oz,
    So would i just do .625 x 13.1oz to get what we are supossed to dose him? But we dont have a scale that goes down to the nearest 1000 so anything under 10mg we are just eye balling it.:help2:

    However then there is the problem of, if a vet said (online) doxycycline is 2.5mg/lb and amoxicillin is 10mg/lb

    But what if i need to use both at the same time? do i lower them or just do half of each. Im so lost. and the vet wont even answer my questions about this because they dont want to be liable. But i mean 55.75$ per rat not including medication is just crazy talk. Thats more than my whole pay check and me not eating for a week. Please just know that if all this doesnt pan out i will take my animals to the vet. No problem. They come first.
     
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    Does your scale weigh in grams?
     
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    yes in grams I just got it today, 32.00$ but I cant get it lower than 0.05 for some reason, if I do get it to 0.05 and then I split that into 4 even amounts would that work? Im just worried that I wont give them enough or to much by accident.
     
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    what is there weight in grams?
     
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    Did you get my PM @Desperaux ?
     
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    368 g
    400g
    397g
    280g
    156g -dwarf
     
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    looks like Sheldon pmed you
    I don't understand your numbers so I'll leave this to others
     

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