Where can I get fluids for my Cat?
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Why does my cat not jump up on things?
If you notice your cat is reluctant to jump up on things that were easy for her to reach before, or she seems to be jumping differently, there could be a medical reason. A noticeable change in the cat’s gait could also be a sign of a sick cat. Cats are generally clean animals, grooming themselves much of the time they are awake.
When to take your cat to the vet?
The results are suffering pets, heartbroken owners, and a higher financial cost. The goal of this page is to help you go beyond the obvious signs of an emergency to include the more subtle symptoms that your kitty is in big trouble if you don’t head for the veterinarian right away.
What should I do if my cat is in pain?
Cats with advanced kidney disease are chronically dehydrated, and it can be a great help if the caregiver can administer subcutaneous fluids to help. End-of-life diseases can be painful, your veterinarian will be able to prescribe medication to ease pain and discomfort. Cats cannot tell their caregiver that they are in pain.
Where to give subcutaneous fluids to your cat?
A soft lump will develop under the skin at the site where the fluid has been given. This should not be painful, and the fluid is gradually absorbed over several hours. The fluid is usually given under the skin high up on the chest, but gravity will often cause the fluids to accumulate lower down on the chest or tummy.
How much fluid should I give my Cat?
Your vet will tell you how much fluid to give, and whether to give it all in one place or use more than one site. Generally around 10-20 ml/kg of fluid can be given at a single SQ injection site (around 60-100 ml for an average sized cat).
What does it mean when your cat is just laying around?
Why do I have to give my cat sq?
With chronic kidney disease (CKD or kidney failure), cats usually produce more urine than usual, and may become dehydrated as they may not drink sufficiently to compensate for the fluid loss. This can make the kidney disease worse, and regular SQ fluid administration can be a valuable management tool for these cats.