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 <> 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
> The company is 
> Natalie 
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey
> Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 8:45 PM
> To:
> 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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