Drug Information for Treatment for Diarrhea ("Wet Tail") (Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc.): DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

  • Treat animal with full recommended dosage.  Discontinue feeding greens and roughage to animals that have diarrhea.  Treat for a minimum of 5 days.  Repeat the treatment if necessary.  If condition persists and no improvement is noted during treatment, consult your veterinarian.  Sick animals should be separated from healthy animals.  If more than one animal is caged together, all animals should be treated for a period of 5 days to prevent infection.Oral Dropper Method (for hamsters and guinea pigs only):Weigh your pet and use the weight chart to determine the amount of DriTail to use.  Young animals (six months old or less) should be given 1/2 the recommended adult dosage.  Allow the animal to lap medicine from the dropper; be careful not to force medicine into the mouth faster than your pet can lap it up.
    Common NameWeightAmount of DriTail
    Siberian Hamster25-35g (1 oz)1/4 mL (8 drops) once daily
    Chinese Hamster30-50g (1 1/2 oz)1/4 mL (8 drops) once daily
    Golden Hamster110-140g (4-5 oz)1/2 mL (16 drops) once daily
    Guinea Pig800-1200g (2-2 1/2 lbs)3/4 mL (24 drops) once daily
    Oral Drinking Water Method (gerbils, mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs):Add 3 teaspoons (15 mL) of DriTail to 4 oz. (120 mL) of water.  The water should be changed daily and should be your pet's only source of water. 
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