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    Medicine dosages for UTI (Bene Bac)

    Hi all. Iíve got a Guinea pig with a suspected uti, and our vet was super cool and gave us some baytril to get the bacteria out of her system. I asked the office about probiotics to reduce side effect risks, and the nurses said they would talk to the main vet, although they didnít, but it was a busy day so Iím not surprised and/or holding a grudge. Plus, they said that they only have dog probiotics so that wouldnít have helped anyways. So weíve held out until today to get Bene bac to go along with her baytril and weíve been waiting since Tuesday. Our Guinea pig is 1 1/2 years old and 2.3 pounds (1043 grams). Iím comfortable with giving her the vet mandated .5mls of baytril twice a day because she is a bit of a bigger pig, but I have NO CLUE how much Bene bac to give her. How much should be administered? Thank you so much.

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    Re: Medicine dosages for UTI (Bene Bac)

    Did you get the knurled syringe of Bene-Bac, or a powder?

    It's not an exact science. If there are directions for a kitten dose, I'd give about half that.

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    Re: Medicine dosages for UTI (Bene Bac)

    We got the “Bene Bac Plus Pet Gel”. Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Medicine dosages for UTI (Bene Bac)

    If it's that syringe, then just set it for one dose and give the whole thing.

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    Re: Medicine dosages for UTI (Bene Bac)

    I’m thinking about giving her a pea size with a piece of lettuce. Does this sound good?

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    Re: Medicine dosages for UTI (Bene Bac)

    That syringe is designed to make it very easy to dose the pig. You just turn the small ring out to the dose you want, stick the syringe in the pig's mouth, and push. It's far easier than putting it on a piece of lettuce, which the pig can and may refuse. If you put it in the mouth, the pig has to eat it.

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