CDC Enacts New Documentation Requirements for US Dog Imports

Is your canine patient entering the United States? Soon they’ll need more than just a health certificate. Here’s what you need to know.

Protected: Developing the Guidelines – Fluid Therapy

Protected: Fluid Therapy Guidelines Contributors

Protected: Fluid Therapy Resource Center

Protected: Fluid Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

Protected: Fluid Therapy Tables and Figures for Download

Protected: Section 9: Conclusion

Fluid administration is a cornerstone of therapy for many canine
and feline patients. Patients who need fluid supplementation require
a personalized fluid therapy plan that ensures administration of the
proper fluid at the appropriate rate and volume.

Protected: Section 8: Fluid Administration and Monitoring

IV fluids can be administered in a variety of ways. The veterinary
nursing care team must be trained in how to use each method to
avoid fluid overload in patients and related potential hazards. These
factors help determine the best mode for IV fluid delivery:

  • Volume to be infused
  • Total duration of infusion
  • Level of monitoring available during administration
  • Type of fluid administered

Protected: Section 7: Questions and Controversies in Fluid Therapy

The scarcity of large-scale, blinded, prospective studies on fluid therapy in veterinary medicine gives rise to questions and controversies regarding its application in practice. Clinical decisions often must be extrapolated from the existing limited data, further contributing to the ongoing discussions and uncertainties surrounding fluid therapy.

Protected: Section 6: Fluid Overload

Fluid overload, or fluid intolerance, is a clinical spectrum that spans
from hypervolemia to life-threatening edema and cavitary effusions.