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Old 10-29-2012, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: mom & babies have mites...need help!

I personally wouldn't use Revolution on a pregnant or nursing female, though as far as I know, it's advertised as being safe for pregnant and lactating pets. (But, it's also designed for dogs and cats.) As for the babies: absolutely no. The dose for Revolution is 1-2 drops per 400g of body weight, and 2 week old babies are typically going to be 50g or under. (Just weighed a litter at 10 days old and they ranged from 14g to 38g.) Even if you could somehow give correct dosing for something that size, their bodies are so frail and sensitive, it would still be a huge risk. Even in babies that are weaned, I don't give a mite treatment if they're under 175-200g or so.

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