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It is not a cat. I have a dehydrated puppy 3 days old that I

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It is not a cat. I have a dehydrated puppy 3 days old that I was wondering if there was a way to make sub Q Fluids?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the cat's name?
Customer: This is a 3 day old puppy
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Customer: The mother rejected pups, and I have been bottle feeding. I do have kennel experience.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Gabby.

No, you can not make subQ fluids.

If it were me I would give him Children's pedialyte drink with an eye dropper. Give just a few drops at a time so he has time to swallow. You can do that every hour until his gums are moist.

You can also add the pedialyte to the milk replacer.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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