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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


    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Vetivex_Sol...LuGxoCGVTw_wcB

    http://www.hyperdrug.co.uk/Aqupharm-...fo/AQUAPHARM1/

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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.
    Mum to Oliver.

    Still spirit mum to my white cloud Lance who died in my arms on 31/7/13. I will never forget u my gentle sensitive soul x x x Rosie my beautiful baby girl. So sorry we could not save u my princess . Said goodbye on 6/7/15. Love u forever. Poor brave 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.

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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 .
    Mum to Oliver.

    Still spirit mum to my white cloud Lance who died in my arms on 31/7/13. I will never forget u my gentle sensitive soul x x x Rosie my beautiful baby girl. So sorry we could not save u my princess . Said goodbye on 6/7/15. Love u forever. Poor brave brave Code, u made us so proud my gentle boy. Hope all of you is working now my snuffler,
    22 August 2016.

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