November 8, 2012 • 3:59 am
Veterinarians and physicians use fluid therapy for exactly the same reasons: to treat dehydration, to increase low blood pressure, to replace fluids lost through vomiting and diarrhea or hemorrhage, and to provide fluids to animals during anesthesia or who may be unable to drink due to illness.
Full article WebMD: Fluid Therapy
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Hazel Carney, DVM, MS, DABVP strongly urges to warm the bag of fluids rather than administering the fluids at room temperature.
Here is an excellent step-by-step photo tutorial for administering subcutaneous fluids in a cat (also works for dogs):
Giving Subcutaneous Fluids to a Cat
From Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine
Full article about.com: Subcutaneous (SQ) Fluid Administration Tip
Filed under: Subcutaneous (SQ) fluid administration