Message Number: YG6448 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-08-17 18:54:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Melatonin for adrenal symptoms

I have seen Melatonin dosage recommendations from 1mg/kg up to
3mg/kg, so it doesn't seem that there will be a problem if you're not
right on the nose with the dosage. But that's just my take on it.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., GRFerrets@a... wrote:
> currently an option for me or my vet. Therefore, I want to try
> melatonin for them. I have a dosage of 1mg/kg once per day about 8
> after sunrise.
> My question: Is it harmful to go a little over or a little under
> dosage? One ferret weighs about 750mg and the other is around
850. Pill
> splitting to this degree is pretty difficult.
> The pills I found are 1mg/tablet. Can I give either 1/2 or 1
tablet per
> ferret without harm? If so, which is better - 1 or 1/2??
> Thank you,
> Kim