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Fluids for cats with renal disease

Cats with renal disease can often benefit strongly from sub cutaneous fluids (fluids given under the skin). A person recently asked how fast the fluids should be absorbed as the bulge was staying there for over an hour.

 

There are several possibilities.
One is she is not that dehydrated as usually it is absorbed in 5-20 mins.
Another possibility is that the kidney disease is more advanced, so cannot process the fluids.
I hope you are working with an integrative vet – homeopathy or acupucture and are doing Reiki, acupressure, flower essences, healing touch for animals, TTouch or more yourself on a regular (daily) basis.
Also, for everyone – when giving fluids, please warm them first. Easiest is to put a cup of very hot water between the hanging bag and the animals. coil several loops of the tubing in the cup, then evacuate the line until comes out warm, then put the needle in so the first fluid coming in is nice and warm.

By | 2014-11-06T16:23:41+00:00 November 6th, 2014|cats, kidney|0 Comments

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Christina Chambreau, DVM, graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College in 1980 and has had a Homeopathic Veterinary Practice since 1988. She is co-founder and was Chair for the Academy of Veterinary homeopathy. She is the author of Healthy Animal’s Journal: What You Can Do to Have Your Dog or Cat Live a Long and Healthy Life; Healthy Dog Journal ebook; Fleas Be Gone kindle; and co-author of Tutorial and Workbook for the Homeopathic Repertory and How to Have a Stress Free Wedding and Live Happily Ever After. She has written and is quoted in many magazines. She lectures at veterinary conferences around the world. She speaks and gives classes for animal enthusiasts and practitioners. She is committed to empowering people to heal their animals and themselves in a way that heals the planet.

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