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Conclusion

Fluid therapy is important for many medical conditions in veterinary patients. The goal of these guidelines is to assist the clinician in prioritizing goals, selecting appropriate fluids and rates of administration, and assessing patient response to therapy.

References

2013 AAHA/AAFP Fluid Therapy Guidelines for Dogs and Cats references

Changes in fluid content

Patients with body fluid content changes include those with electrolyte disturbances, blood glucose alterations, anemia, and polycythemia. Patient assessment will dictate patient fluid content needs.

General principles and patient assessment

The assessment of patient history, chief complaint, and physical exam findings will determine the need for additional testing and fluid therapy. Assess for the following three types of fluid disturbances:

Equipment

Staffing considerations and a description of useful equipment for delivery of fluid therapy are described below.

Fluids and anesthesia

One of the most common uses of fluid therapy is for patient support during the perianesthetic period. Decisions regarding whether to provide fluids during anesthesia and the type and volume used depend on many factors.

2013 AAHA/AAFP Fluid Therapy Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

Fluid therapy is important for many medical conditions in veterinary patients. The assessment of patient history, chief complaint, physical exam findings, and indicated additional testing will determine the need for fluid therapy.

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