Glad to know about these people. I have only had to give fluids once, to a 10 year old who had dropped to 6 lbs and was dehydrated. The vet supplied everything, but I thought the needle was a bit large for Lil Bit's size. Think I will get a package just in case I have to do it again.
---- GRAS <g...@optonline.net> wrote: > 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org