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Feline CRF sub-Q fluids & needle size- advice?

17 years ago

I have a kitty who gets fluids every other day at this point, which we've been doing it for the past year. We've been using a size 18 needle and I'm considering trying size 20 this next go-round.

Anybody out there with a CRF cat who can offer wisdom on needles? Better to stick with the 18 and get it over with quickly, or go with the smaller 20 which could be less painful for kitty? How much slower is a 20 versus an 18? I also have the option of a size 19.

TIA for any advice.

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