Today's Daily Dose: Drug dosages in puppies

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Jul 04, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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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