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how to rehydrate sick cat

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how to rehydrate sick cat
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 7 years ago.
Hi. I'm Dr. Lee and will do my best to help.

The best way to rehydrate a cat is to give intravenous fluid. The next best way is to use subcutaneous fluid. Then followed by giving the cat water to drink.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
is it okay to give him water with a syringe by mouth??? want to try to treat him at home
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 7 years ago.
Hi. Yes giving water using a syringe by mouth is fine. But if your cat is sick and really dehydrated, it is best to use intravenous fluid as giving water at home might not be enough.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I gave him water .will pedialyte help him?????????
thanx
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 7 years ago.
Hi. Yes Pedialyte can also help. But again, not going to do the trick if your cat is very dehydrated.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.
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