What To Do When Your Dog Needs Fluid Therapy

In sick dogs, diarrhea and vomiting can cause dehydration. Hospitalization with intravenous fluids is the best way to correct dehydration. Fluid therapy replaces both fluid and electrolyte loss in sick animals. Some dogs have mild dehydration that may not require hospitalization. Puppies that need fluid therapy can be lethargic and lack energy to protest treatment. Some animals will struggle with staying calm during the procedure. Here are some recommendations to make the treatment easier for both you and your dog. If the fluid is cold, this can be uncomfortable for your dog . The best place to place the needle is between the shoulder blades. The balloon of fluid will slowly settle under the skin. Praise your dog and pat its ears or chest throughout the treatment. It's normal for a small amount of fluid to leak back out of the injection site. . . .

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