SubQ fluid shelf life?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by hellolucy, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. hellolucy

    hellolucy Member

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    We have a bag of subq fluids picked up from the vet (pre-spiked) on the 22nd, and have used about half of it, so about 11 days old. Are they still safe to use? Lucy seems to be feeling a bit off and more just thinking of giving her some to give her a little pep. She does have pancreatitis flare-ups so also thinking of trying to get ahead of that, with tomorrow being Sunday and ER the only option, if that's the case.
     
  2. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    I use a bag for about a month before I through it out. I just make sure I run a little fluid through the line before before administering fluid to the cat.
     
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  3. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    They say about 10 days but I also use for a month. Esp only doing 50 ml a couple times a week I would be throwing out way too much. As long as you handle it properly it should be fine.
     

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