Under 20 lbs/10 kg, 5 drops
21-60 lbs/ 10-30 kg, 10 drops
61-100 lbs/ 30-45 kg, 15 drops
over 100 lbs/45 kg, 20 drops.
In acute cases, such as injury or post surgery, the doses can be given every 15 minutes, up to 4 doses, then follow dosing instructions above. For cases that are not acute, one dose 3 times daily. Once a response is seen, administration should be reduced to 2 times daily and eventually once daily. When symptoms clear up, discontinue use. If a remedy is working well and dosing is not reduced, an aggravation of symptoms from overuse may occur. Stopping the remedy for 3 days will reverse the symptoms, and then treatment can begin as if using for the first time, weaning down as mentioned above.
UNDER 1 lb: 2 drops in the drinking water 3 times daily.
BIRDS: Add 2 drops to at least 8 oz. of drinking water daily.
SMALL MAMMALS: Rabbits, ferrets, hamsters and pot bellied pigs can be dosed by weight as for cats and dogs in previous section.
Administration: Optimally, the liquid preparation should be dropped directly into the mucous membrane of the mouth including lips, ideally in dogs by pulling out the labial pouch and in cats by raising the head until the mouth opens. Where an animal finds this distressful or an owner is unable to comply, the medication can be put in the food, water or milk. Where animals are sensitive to the odor of the alcohol preservative, a 10-20 minute period should be allowed for it to dilute and evaporate before the liquid or food is presented to the patient. Occasionally, animals will shake their heads as a response to the alcohol preservative; cats may salivate excessively and in these cases presenting it in food, water or milk works.