I like the 20 gauge also..but that is what my vet always gave me...

On Dec 27, 2007 8:56 PM, Belinda Sauro <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>      Caroline,
>     Fred gets fluids everyday and I bet your vet gave you those monster
> size 18 gauge needles called kitty harpoons on the CRF site.  You can
> order size 20 gauge terumo needles from
> http://thrivingpets.com/products/item-detail.php?formStockId=392N1, I
> order Fred's here.  They are very sharp and a whole lot smaller than the
> kitty harpoons, most cats tolerate them very well, since they are very
> sharp they go in very nicely.  It does take a bit longer for the fluids
> to go through but since it doesn't hurt Fred is fine with it.  Fred was
> a terror when we started fluids, he would bite me, he has been getting
> them for about a year and a half now and is doing really well.  The
> thing about dehydration is a cat that is dehyrdrated feels pretty
> crappy, it's equivalent to having a horrible hang over.
>
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