Reading a Syringe

Learn essential syringe reading for precise medication dosing in veterinary care.

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Read a Syringe

If your pet comes in for a visit at GAEVH and is sent home on medication, a member of our staff will go over the correct dosage with you, and instructions will be printed on the prescription label. In addition, we can also provide a medication guide with an image depicting how to read a syringe.

You must feel comfortable and understand how to read the markings on the syringe to avoid any medication dosing mistakes. It can be confusing to figure out the difference between 0.5 cc/mL and 0.05 cc/mL, and it is a common mistake if you have never medicated your exotic pet before. If you get home and still have questions, call us; we would be happy to assist you.