Today's Daily Dose: Drug dosages in puppies


A consideration when prescribing drugs for puppies and kittens.

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“The glomerular filtration rate is reduced in puppies and kittens, varying from 20% of adult values at birth to 100% of adult values by several weeks of age. Decreased glomerular filtration is associated with longer drug circulation because of decreased excretion rate.”

-Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, PhD, DACT

From Practical Matters: Carefully consider drug dosages in puppies and kittens



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