As per your ***EXOTIC Rabbit Savvy*** Veterinarian’s prescription for the amt you need for your bunny, this is how to measure out the 1.5mg/ml (DOG strength) Metacam for your rabbit. Remember that, according to Boehringer Ingelheim, Metacam is light sensitive and will lose it’s efficacy when exposed to light. So give your dose to your bunny and put the remainder back into the bottle asap. Note there should be no air bubbles in your 1ml; otherwise your bunny won’t get the full dose of the medicine he / she needs. So make sure all of the bubbles are out of the medicine in the 1ml syringe before giving it. Notice the decimal points on the 1ml…0.05 ml is very different than 0.50 ml (which would be half a ml) for example. You want to make sure the dose you have been prescribed is correct and that you are giving the correct amt. It’s advised also to give this medication after a bit of food to protect the tummy from getting an ulcer. 1ml is equal to (the same as) 1cc if your vet measures in cc. If your vet prescribes “drops” of metacam for your bunny, there is 0.05mg of meloxicam per drop (this is stated in the metacam pamphlet that comes with the metacam bottle). Some vets prescribe CAT strength metacam and it is not the same concentration as dog strength. It is weaker than 1.5mg / ml and your dose will differ from what you would give of this Dog strength concentration. I hope this is of help to someone and that your bunnies are all feeling better very soon Metacam Dosing for Rabbits Video
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