My vet used what looked like a horse needle on my skinny 5 pound cat.  I said 
ouch when he stabbed the needle into the cat and it came out the other side of 
the fur.  What an idiot.  I asked him if he could use smaller needle.  He said 
that the one he was using was regulation size.  I can't believe that I fell for 
that line!!!


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 From: Maureen Olvey <molvey...@hotmail.com>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, May 7, 2012 8:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids
 

 
What about the 23 gauge?  That's even smaller, correct?  Does it work okay or 
does it take forever to get the fluids in because the needle is so small?

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
 


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Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 21:45:03 -0400
From: g...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids


Maureen,
I never use those “ horse” needles for cats; I prefer the 20x1”, and often use 
18x1” as well – it may take a little bit longer, but goes in a lot easier, 
especially for kittens.  Some cats have tough skin, and others have super soft 
skin and the needle just glides right in. Getting the needles from the vet gets 
a bit expensive and they’re not as sharp as the ones that I get here (no 
prescription needed) – a box of 100 is $6.45 
http://www.thrivingpets.com/index.php/terumo-needles-box-of-100.html 
The company is www.thrivingpets.com 
Natalie 
From:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 8:45 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids
 
For you guys that give sub-q fluids - 
 
What size needle do you use?  A friend showed me how to do it yesterday but she 
has these huge 18 gauge needles.  I'm wondering if I can use a smaller size.  
It's for my 6 month old kitten so I hate stabbing her with that huge thing.
 
Maureen

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
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