Originally Posted by *Mom of 4 Chi's*
Maybe you can clear this up for me. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but when you say 1 mg is that the same as 1 ml? All my syringes that I get from the vet are ml. Isn't ml for liquid and mg for tablets/pills?
Sorry, but I'm confused. It's been a long HOT day!Lol.
NO dumb questions!!
No... milligrams and milliliters are NOT the same. Milligrams is a weight measurement. Milliliters is a liquid measurement. Yes, syringes read in milliliters. You're right.... ml are liquid and mg are for pills/tablets.
Just remember there are 5 ml per teaspoon.
And remember benadryl dosage is 1mg per pound of body weight. So a 5 pound dog gets 5mg.
Also, just to confuse us further... milliliters and cc's are the same. You will sometimes see cc's listed also.
It seems confusing, but it's really not!