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Was reading the GI article (I've read it before but need to brush up ) and It says we should learn how to give SubQ fluids and enema already and to ask the vet ahead of time.
I'm thinking of doing that at my next vet visit (Chuck's first checkup) but wondering if she'll think I'm batty!
i just know how to give a tummy massage. i think i'd be afraid to admin fluids sub-q. i'm curious... what's involved? and can you be wrong that it's needed & do harm?
i read the article too this morning and it freaked me out that i need to how to do this stuff. I get the tummy massage but the enema? hmmm.. thats somethin
I know how to do sub-cu, just b/c my ex was a technician and we had to administer pretty regular subcu's on a very sick kitten. He just wanted me to know, in case I had to do it. I wonder if most would know when to administer subcu's, not just how to do it? So i'm not sure if many vets or technicians would recommend or suggest this. Again, I've had to do a cat enema. It wasn't a great experience, so I can't imagine doing it on a rabbit.
Geez...I have enough of a problem doing their nails. One thing I've learned in mental health: just b/c you know how to do something, doesn't necessarily mean that you have the best judgement to do so (i.e. restraining a child, PRN medications, determining wether its a MH emergency or not).
sub q and tummy rub no enemas from me eeeeek I may hurt the bun on accident d oing it wrong or soemthing and besides those things suck I can't imagine one phew
The percentages ain't too good here! I'm in the bottom one! Eeeks...