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  1. #1
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    Default Sub Q for cat, how much?

    My cat is on her last legs. I've been giving her 100 ml ( one marker on a lactated ringer) per my vets instruction. She last weighed 4.5 lbs but I think she has lost more weight. She seems to pee it all out and is dehydrated again. Is that amount too little? I will call my vet tomorrow, but just asking tonight.



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    I do think you need to ask the vet, but i think we were doing twice that much every other day towards the end with our last one. He wouldnt tolerate any more than that.

    Best wishes with it. I think it was what made us truly realize it was time.



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    I don't have an answer for you, but am sending you and your kitty hugs and strength.
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    Thanks jenM, I appreciate it.



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    What about small amounts twice a day? Like 50ml in am and 50ml in the evening. Thomas usually gets 100 - 150ml once a day, but when he was sick he got dehydrated and needed more fluids, so I would give 75-100 in am and again at night.

    Of course, make sure the fluids have absorbed and there's no pouch left.

    Just a thought and maybe something to ask the vet about. I know Thomas doesn't seem tolerate alot at one time.

    Jingles for you and your kitty.



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    I give sub q fluids often to my foster kittens. My vet told me the rule of thumb is 20-25 ml per lb. Giving fluids twice a day is often necessary. I'm so sorry about your cat; many jingles for her.
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    The last time I had to do fluids on my cat it was 200 ml.



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