Gary, you say you get fluids, etc from a medical supply house.  May I ask their 
name or will just any supply house do?  

---- gary <> wrote: 
> I use the same 20 ga needle and like them. I think the flow rate is actually 
> a bit slower than an 18 ga., but I would just as soon take a few minutes more 
> and use the smaller needle.
> It is a bit unnerving sticking your baby the first few times you do it and 
> you just might do a through and through a few times, especially on little 
> guys.  Be sure when you are inserting the needle that the open part at the 
> point is facing up and be sure to use a new one each time. Yeah, if you get 
> rattled, it scares them. 
> I got mine from the medical supply house where I bought my fluid, MUCH 
> cheaper than getting it from the vet.  I think I paid $32 plus shipping for 
> 12 liters of ringers, might be more now.  One thing to watch out for when 
> starting a new bag of fluids, be sure to securely close the roller shutoff on 
> the tubing before inserting into the bag.  If open the air can escape and you 
> won't be able to tell how much you use.  You can fix it by pumping in some 
> air through the med port on the bag with an empty syringe.
> Gary
> From: Maureen Olvey 
> Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 8:40 PM
> To: 
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids
> You got that right - kitty harpoons for sure.  I did it while ago and I just 
> can't do that anymore.  It hurt her when I put it in.   Then of course it 
> freaked me out which I'm sure made it worse for her.  
> I'll talk with my vet tomorrow.  Maybe he has those 20 gauge needles.  She's 
> only like 4 lbs. and that needle weighs more than she does!
> “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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