If you have to give subcutaneous (under the skin) IV fluids to your cat due to dehydration or renal failure, your veterinarian will prescribe an IV Venoset. This equipment includes tubing and a bag to hold prescribed fluids. The needle is not included.
Cats with chronic renal failure (CRF) or dehydration from other medical causes often need additional fluids and nutrients to restore appropriate hydration levels, help their system flush waste, and manage electrolytes. Your veterinarian may prescribe IV fluids that need to be delivered under the skin or “subcutaneously.” For subcutaneous fluid injection you will need an IV Venoset. This IV Venoset includes 73 inches of vented tubing and a bag to hold the prescribed fluid. A needle at the end of the tubing is inserted into your cat’s skin usually between the neck and shoulder blades. Note that the needle is not included with this kit. Consult with your veterinarian about how to administer IV fluids to manage your cat’s condition and which needle you need to use.
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