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    Just wondering if sub q fluids can be bought online - just trying to see if they can be got any cheaper than my vet. Oliver is now getting 50ml 3 times a week for his bladder sludge. I think the extra is helping. Going from fluids twice a week to 3 times. I pay 5 ish for 100ml bags but it could be more cost effective now to use 500ml bag at 6.59. Can a 250ml bag be got ?? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickybunny1 View Post
    Just wondering if sub q fluids can be bought online - just trying to see if they can be got any cheaper than my vet. Oliver is now getting 50ml 3 times a week for his bladder sludge. I think the extra is helping. Going from fluids twice a week to 3 times. I pay 5 ish for 100ml bags but it could be more cost effective now to use 500ml bag at 6.59. Can a 250ml bag be got ?? Thanks

    I don't believe you can Nicky, unless you have a prescription from your vet.

    How's the Bead doing? xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickybunny1 View Post
    Just wondering if sub q fluids can be bought online - just trying to see if they can be got any cheaper than my vet. Oliver is now getting 50ml 3 times a week for his bladder sludge. I think the extra is helping. Going from fluids twice a week to 3 times. I pay 5 ish for 100ml bags but it could be more cost effective now to use 500ml bag at 6.59. Can a 250ml bag be got ?? Thanks
    Your Vet would need to give you a prescription to obtain it online


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    Hi Max

    I know I need to check what the concentration of fluids I gave but saw this place selling fluids - obviously I would double check with my vet before ordering . A prescription is a possible route also . https://www.swallowdental.co.uk/free...oride-0-9.html

    The Bead is bright - thanks for asking and a bit more lively but still spotting though I think it's reduced a bit. He does loaf when he sleeps and I haven't noticed any tooth grinding, so I think the fluids are making him more comfortable for now (if bun was uncomfortable would he still loaf sleep??). I think he probably does have sludge build up but I don't think a flush is appropriate immediately but in the very near future. It's difficult to decide when exactly that is. He is due a check up for his ear at start of July so if he is still ok until then I will get a full check over done also and check for infection in his urine.. We will bring him down on a morning incase a flush is needed then.
    Lance got your wings 31/7/13. I will never forget u my gentle sensitive soul x x x Rosie my beautiful baby girl. . Said goodbye on 6/7/15. Brave Code, u made us so proud my gentle boy. Hope all of you is working now my snuffler,
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    You can get 250ml bags.
    Just note, once opening fluids are recommended to be discarded of after 3 days. Especially if they are being pierced multiple times during that period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickybunny1 View Post
    Hi Max

    I know I need to check what the concentration of fluids I gave but saw this place selling fluids - obviously I would double check with my vet before ordering . A prescription is a possible route also . [url]https://www.swallowdental.co.uk/freeflex-sterile-saline-sodium-chloride-0-9.html[/url]

    The Bead is bright - thanks for asking and a bit more lively but still spotting though I think it's reduced a bit. He does loaf when he sleeps and I haven't noticed any tooth grinding, so I think the fluids are making him more comfortable for now (if bun was uncomfortable would he still loaf sleep??). I think he probably does have sludge build up but I don't think a flush is appropriate immediately but in the very near future. It's difficult to decide when exactly that is. He is due a check up for his ear at start of July so if he is still ok until then I will get a full check over done also and check for infection in his urine.. We will bring him down on a morning incase a flush is needed then.

    Nicky, you're amazing - that would be so good to buy for nebulising!

    Yes I'm sure you're keeping him well comfortable, that Bead

    It's only a couple of weeks till July. The time's flying by, isn't it?

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    Thanks Jane for those links, hyper drug looks cheaper and would mean saving about 1 a week at least if I factor in the prescription charge. Every bit helps.

    Daphnephobe, yes understand multiple piercing issue though I use a clean needle each time . My current bags are only opened for a max of 4 days. Think I read somewhere that fluids can keep opened up to 7 days . Also read people using same bag for up to 2 weeks !! No way 2 weeks.
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    22 August 2016. Oliver my gentle baby boy, hope you have found the others, 30th July 2017. Will never forget you all my angels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickybunny1 View Post
    Thanks Jane for those links, hyper drug looks cheaper and would mean saving about 1 a week at least if I factor in the prescription charge. Every bit helps.

    Daphnephobe, yes understand multiple piercing issue though I use a clean needle each time . My current bags are only opened for a max of 4 days. Think I read somewhere that fluids can keep opened up to 7 days . Also read people using same bag for up to 2 weeks !! No way 2 weeks.
    7 days would be reasonable.
    Would be worth getting surgical spirit and wiping the port with a spirit swab after and before each use.

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    I get 1litre bags from my vets which are around 11. That may be anorher option.

    ETA- That might be too big for you though.
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    Max glad that link it useful as I wasn't 100% sure what I was looking at lol

    Sky, my vet does supply them but I was just seeing if I could get cheaper. Thanks though .
    Lance got your wings 31/7/13. I will never forget u my gentle sensitive soul x x x Rosie my beautiful baby girl. . Said goodbye on 6/7/15. Brave Code, u made us so proud my gentle boy. Hope all of you is working now my snuffler,
    22 August 2016. Oliver my gentle baby boy, hope you have found the others, 30th July 2017. Will never forget you all my angels.

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