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What would fluid replace be pound dog that is dehydrated

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what would fluid replace be for 75 pound dog that is dehydrated
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is***** will be happy to help you. It would be very difficult to determine because it is based on the percent of dehydration. Just maintenance fluid requirements for a 75 lb dog would be 2,250 mls. If I am just estimated, I usually do 1.5 times maintenance, which would be 3,375 mls. That is a lot to give orally. It is almost impossible to keep up with maintenance, much less dehydration, fluid requirements with syringing water. Intravenous fluid therapy usually is necessary for that. I hope this is the information you are looking for. If not please let me know before rating.