A friend asked if I could share share how I do the subcut for our cats (namely, Cleo, Pole and Bunny) so I took some videos.
I’m not a vet, so this may not be the best or most correct way to do it, but I’ve been doing this for sometime now, and so far, everything has been alright.
I thought I’d just post these videos in case anyone is interested to see how I do the subcut at home. I’m glad I can do it at home, especially during times like these where it’s difficult to go out.
This is Cleo’s 200ml subcut. It takes 5 minutes because she is all tensed up.
Pole is more relaxed.
Her 150ml takes only 3 minutes.
I use the slightly thinner orange needle (19G) for Cleo and Pole.
Bunny is the most relaxed of them all. His 200ml mins takes only 3 minutes with the pink needle (18g).
He can even take a nap during the entire session.
I’ve been able to change the bottle mid-session for all three of them, so no fluid is wasted.
Disclaimer: This is ONLY a sharing. Please consult your veterinarian for proper advice on doing home subcut.