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Subcutaneous Fluids For Cats with Renal Failure

Monday, November 6, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats with renal disease become dehydrated very easily. If your cat is not taking in enough fluids, you may need to administer subcutaneous fluids. Your vet may initially administer them and later you will be trained to administer them in the comfort of the pets home. Subcutaneous fluids are also made of electrolytes and they are used for maintenance of hydration. These fluids are administered by needle under the skin. In order to administer subcutaneous fluids at home, you will require some training. Training is short and the procedure is fairly simple.

The hydrating fluid, which replaces the liquid lost as a result of frequent urination, will move slowly through the cat’s body after being administered. This will help maintain the balance between the water intake and water lost.

Even during the maintenance stage of fluid therapy, it’s possible for your cat to become severely dehydrated again. If you notice a drastic change in your feline renal health, visit a doctor for more drastic treatment options.

Thanks once again to Vetinfo for providing some of this valuable information.

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