Lactated Ringers Solution Rx
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Lactated Ringers Solution Rx

  • Usually ships within one business day with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

What is Lactated Ringers Solution for Cats and Dogs?

  • Prescription Lactated Ringers Solution for cats and dogs is an electrolyte solution used for subcutaneous fluid therapy at home.
  • This sterile fluid contains certain elements that will help rehydrate your cat or dogs and restore her electrolyte balance.

Why do cats and dogs use Lactated Ringers Solution?

  • If your cat or dog has renal failure or certain forms of cancer, your veterinarian may prescribe subcutaneous fluid injections at home.
  • Lactated Ringers Solution (LRS), a sterile fluid contained in a bag, is often prescribed for rehydration and electrolyte balancing.

What else should I know about Lactated Ringers Solution?

  • Sterile fluid has a variety of beneficial effects.
  • Good source of water and electrolytes.
  • 1000 mL bags of Lactated Ringers Solution in the Excel IV container by B Braun are DEHP free. DEHP is a plastic additive that makes plastic more flexible.
  • Needles and IV sets are required for administration.
  • Looking for Terumo needles or Monoject needles? These needles slip or Luer lock onto the IV sets.
  • Looking for IV sets? Either IV set will work with any fluid bags sold at VetRxDirect.

What problems could my dog or cat have with Lactated Ringers Solution?

  • There may be some fluid accumulation. This should go away before the next time fluids are to be administered.
  • Contact your veterinarian if you see signs of infection at the injection site or if your dog or cat develops a cough.

How do you use Lactated Ringers Solution?

  • Your veterinarian will teach you how to administer the fluids. Follow your veterinarian's directions for use.
  • Contact your local waste management or check SafeNeedleDisposal.org on how to dispose of the needles properly.
  • Fluid bags and IV sets can be disposed of in the regular trash.

What is in Lactated Ringers Solution?

  • Lactated Ringers Solution contains water and salts or electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium.
  • These salts are normally found in the blood.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • B Braun is a brand name. If you order 1000mL bags of B Braun Lactated Ringers Solution in the Excel IV bag, you will receive the exact brand that you request.
  • Other Lactated Ringers Solution bags are sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Lactated Ringers Solution?

  • Dogs and cats may use Lactated Ringers Solution for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.