Fluid therapy can be a life saver. In less extreme cases IVFT can allow sick animals to feel a whole lot better.
In cats kidney failure is the primary reason for hospital intravenous fluid therapy while for dogs the main reason is pancreatitis.
In both species any problems with vomiting or diarrhoea can quickly lead to dehydration and fluid therapy rapidly corrects fluid balance and allows medications to be given rapidly.
The amount and type of fluids is always individualised and tailored to your pets needs.
We have 4 IVFT drip pumps which allow us to accurately control the amount of fluids given and the rate that they are given.
We recommend IVFT for patients having surgery or undergoing any procedure requiring a significant period under anaesthesia. -see IVFT for surgery section.