Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-27 Thread dlgegg
Think I goofed, lots of noise and my message got wiped out. Here goes again. I have only given fluids once, to Lil Bit who was 10 years old and down in weight. she was dehydrated so vet gave me fluids and needle to use. It was an 18 g and looked awfully big to me for such a small cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-27 Thread gary
] Giving sub-q fluids Gary, you say you get fluids, etc from a medical supply house. May I ask their name or will just any supply house do? ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-27 Thread Sharyl
: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids Gary, you say you get fluids, etc from a medical supply house.  May I ask their name or will just any supply house do? ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-27 Thread Holly Shelton
- From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sun, May 27, 2012 8:41 pm Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids Try this link for info on sub q fluid supplies http://www.zzcat.com/CRF/supplies/index.html#Top Sharyl From: gary gcru

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-26 Thread dlgegg
with an empty syringe. Gary From: Maureen Olvey Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 8:40 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 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

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-26 Thread dlgegg
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.

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-08 Thread gary
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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids You got that right

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-08 Thread gary
would be pretty hot and need to be run out first. I always test on the inside of my wrist (like with a babies bottle) before I give fluid to a kitty. Gary From: Maureen Olvey Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 8:51 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-08 Thread GRAS
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 9:52 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids Importance: High What about the 23 gauge? That's even smaller, correct? Does it work okay or does it take forever

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-08 Thread GRAS
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 9:52 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids Importance: High What about the 23 gauge? That's even smaller, correct? Does it work okay or does it take forever

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids Yes, even the smallest needles work, they just take a lot longer. Sometimes, when you notice that the drip isn’t fast enough, even though you’ve opened it up, lift up the skin, or move the needle around. Often

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 15:02:15 -0700 From: cline...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids I've used the 20 UTW on 8 week

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread Sharyl
Maureen, I use the Terumo UTW 20 gauge needles.  UTW = ultra thin wall  A UTW 20 will have the same flow rate as those 18 gauge kitty harpoons.   I get mine online from Thriving Pets.   Sharyl From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 18:13:15 -0700 From: cline...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids Maureen, I use the Terumo UTW 20 gauge needles. UTW = ultra thin wall A UTW 20 will have the same flow

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread GRAS
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
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 Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 21:45:03 -0400 From: g...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread Holly Shelton
When my renal cat, Spader was alive, I used the Monoject 20's and my vets matched the prices from Brico Online. Holly -Original Message- From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Mon, May 7, 2012 7:05 pm Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread Lee Evans
believe that I fell for that line!!! 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