Question on fluids ...
- Hello everyone
As you may remember my Ivory has CRF and was just Diagnosed with heart
She was getting fluids every day at 75 ml ... but now can only get 38 ml EOD.
Her kidneys numbers seem to be holding pretty good at this point. But now
that I'm not using the fluids as much I'm concerned as to how long to keep an
Can you guys give me some feedback on how long you keep a bag of fluids once
it has been opened? Can you store them in a special way to keep them longer?
Ivory and Jodean
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
In human medicine we generally keep the fluids for 48 hours after
opening, then another bag is spiked. When I worked at the vet
clinic, we would keep a subQ fluid bag open for upwards of a week
You can get fluids in just about any size from a 25 ml bag for
medication administration, to a 2 liter bag for irrigation. I would
ask your vet about getting a different size if you are concerned.
In my opinion, a week is about the longest I would want to keep a
I'm glad to hear your kitty is doing so well!
jen, deagan and kira the dog