Always consult a veterinary doctor or animal care specialist before using iron dextran liquid injections.
If the condition does not improve or worsens, call a veterinary doctor or animal care specialist.
Refer to an animal care specialist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise, and complete the full treatment, as stopping early can result in a recurrence or a worsening of the problem. The usual dose for the prevention of anemia due to iron deficiency is by an intramuscular administration of 200mg of elemental iron (1 ml) for 1-3 days of age. For treatment of anemia due to iron deficiency, administer an intramuscular injection of 200mg of elemental iron (1 ml) once first signs of anemia are observed.
Consult with an animal care specialist about any other medications that are being taken by the animal, and their medical history, before their treatment with iron dextran liquid injection.