
This resource is available to double check the dose your
vet prescribed is correct. This page is not a substitute for
veterinary advice. Do not medicate
your pet except as instructed by a veterinarian and never
change the dose without discussing it with your vet first.
Follow the instructions carefully; if at any step you find
that you do not have the correct information, do not proceed.
Please doublecheck any calculations you make, particularly
when converting between units such as pounds and grams and
where you put the decimal points; the medication calculator's
results are only as good as the information it is given.
Step 1  Do you know... Before you use the
calculator, you must know three things:
 The concentration of the medication. This must be in mg/ml
for all medications. "Mg/ml" tells you how many
mgs are in a ml of liquid. For example, if there are 10mg/ml,
put in 10. If the medication is Baytril and its concentration
is in percentages, please use the Baytril
Calculator.
 The prescribed dosage. This must be in mg/lb. Please use
Ratguide.com
to get the correct dosage. For example, if the dosage is
5mg/lb, put 5 into the calculator.
 The weight of your rat. This must be in g (grams). For
example; if your rat weights 200 grams, put in 200.
It is imperative that these units (mg, ml, lb, g) are correct;
if you give incorrect values, then the calculator will give
incorrect results. If you have all this information, go to
Step 2;
Step 2  You know the concentration of the
medication in mg/ml. You also know the dosage you're supposed
to give, in mg per pound of rat, and your rat's weight in
grams. Fill in that information in the calculator below, and
click "Calculate" to find out how much medication you should
administer.
