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Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid

Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid is generally used to maintain hydration or to rehydrate animals. Veterinarians prescribe Lactated Ringers in many situations including sho... Learn More

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Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid is generally used to maintain hydration or to rehydrate animals. Veterinarians prescribe Lactated Ringers in many situations including shock, decreased oral intake of fluid and food, and to replenish fluids lost due to an illness such as kidney disease. Your veterinarian can teach you how to administer this to your pet making it an option to treat your pet at home.

What is Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid? Lactated Ringers is a fluid solution that contains sodium, potassium, and other electrolytes that are useful in maintaining hydration and in rehydrating animals in many situations. This fluid is administered by injection either subcutaneously (under the skin) or intravenously (in the vein) in cats, dogs, and other animal species. Your veterinarian will teach you how to correctly administer Lactated Ringers to your pet.

Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid is formulated for: dogs, cats, and many other species including horses and livestock.

What are the benefits of Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid? Lactated Ringers is helpful in a multitude of situations. It restores fluid balance in situation where your pet may lose fluids. Examples of this include dehydration, shock, and certain diseases such as kidney failure. Lactated Ringers can be used at home if it is prescribed to be given under the skin (under the skin). It can also be used in the hospital when prescribed to be given intravenously (in the vein). It is also an economical way to provide your pet with fluid replenishment as directed by your veterinarian.

How does Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid work? Lactated Ringers works to restore proper balance of electrolytes (sodium, chloride, potassium, etc.) in the body. Proper electrolyte balance is important for certain actions including muscle contraction and nerve activity. Lactated Ringers also provides additional water that the body needs when oral fluid intake is not sufficient.

How is Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid administered? Lactated Ringers is given by injection subcutaneously (under the skin) or intravenously (in the vein) as directed by your veterinarian. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember but do not give two doses at once. If your veterinarian instructs you to administer electrolyte fluids at home, you will also need a fluid drip set and a needle in addition to the bag of fluids. Your veterinarian will let you know what equipment is necessary and veterinary staff will teach you the proper method of administration.

Generally, the steps are as follows:

1. Remove the fluid bag and fluid drip set from their protective packaging.
2. Close the line lock in the middle of the fluid tubing by moving the roller so that it squeezes the tubing. The lock on a new fluid set is usually set in the open position.
3. The top end of the fluid set has a large, pointed end with a protective cap. Remove this cap, but do not allow it to become contaminated. IT SHOULD NOT TOUCH ANYTHING.
4. Pull the protective covering from the exit port on the bottom end of the fluid bag. This will expose a hole that will accept the pointed end of the fluid set.
5. Push the pointed end of the fluid set into the open hole of the fluid bag. It must be seated firmly to prevent leaks.
6. Gently squeeze and release the bulb at the top of the drip set until the bulb chamber is about half full with fluid.
7. Remove the protective cap from the lower end of the fluid set, but do not discard it. Do not allow it to become contaminated. IT SHOULD NOT TOUCH ANYTHING.


8. Open the line lock or roller on the tubing and then hold or suspend the fluid bag; fluid should flow freely. Fill the fluid line with fluid from the bag. Be sure that all large air bubbles run out of the tubing.
a. Once the fluid line is full, close the lock on the fluid line by rolling the roller downward.
b. Replace the protective cap on the lower end of the fluid set.
9. Open the protective wrapping around the needle so that the open end (not the sharp end) is exposed. Do not contaminate the open end by allowing it to touch ANYTHING.
10. Remove the protective cap from the lower end of the fluid set, and place the open end of the needle on it. Press it on firmly. You may discard this protective cap.

If you have any questions regarding proper use of Lactated Ringers, contact your veterinarian.This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed. Needles and drip sets are also available only when prescribed by a veterinarian.

What results can I expect? Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Solution should help to maintain hydration or rehydrate your pet in situations where he/she is dehydrated. The fluids should help your pet to feel better and should help maintain proper fluid and electrolyte balance. In situations of chronic disease conditions, fluids need to be given on a regular basis as directed by your veterinarian or dehydration will likely recur. The amount to give and how often to give it will depend upon the pet's response to treatment and the severity of the disease.

What Form(s) does Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid come in? This is a liquid that contains electrolytes. It is given by injection (either subcutaneously (under the skin) or intravenously (in the vein).

Common Brand Name: Lactated Ringer's Injection (LRS)

Generic Name: Injectable Electrolyte Solution (Common Drug Name)

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this stuff is under dollar wholesale

By jimmyd787

from fort worth, texas

About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Easy To Assemble

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Rehydration

This stuff is less than a dollar a liter wholesale. I've used this exact same stuff in the ambulance as a paramedic for over 20 years and ordered it and signed invoices for it. it's very very cheap. there is no difference between this fluid and what in ambulances, clinics, hospitals, surgical centers etc

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