Starting April 17th, 2023, we will no longer be offering overnight hospitalization on Wed/Thur.

We apologize for the inconvenience! Overnight hospitalization is available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Pet Fluid Therapy


In emergency cases, your pet may need an IV. At Animal Emergency Hospital, we provide fluid therapy to treat various illnesses and conditions.

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How and why we use fluid therapy for your pet

Veterinary fluid therapy is an essential aspect of pet health care. It involves administering fluids to pets to maintain hydration and balance their electrolytes. This form of therapy is used to treat conditions such as dehydration, kidney disease, and various other illnesses. There are several methods by which fluid therapy for cats and dogs can be administered, including subcutaneously (under the skin), intravenously (into a vein), or orally.

At Animal Emergency Hospital, fluid treatment for cats and dogs is a crucial component of treatment for many conditions and is often recommended by our veterinarians. For example, in the case of a dehydrated pet, administering fluids can help rehydrate the body and restore normal function. This is especially important for cats and dogs that are not able to drink or retain fluids due to an illness or injury. In addition to rehydration, fluid therapy can also help to regulate the levels of electrolytes in the body, which are essential for maintaining proper organ function.

In veterinary fluid therapy, different types of fluids may be used, including saline solutions, glucose solutions, and electrolyte solutions. The type of fluid used will depend on the condition being treated and the individual needs of the pet. For example, an animal with kidney disease may require a different type of fluid than a pet that is dehydrated.

Fluid therapy for cats and dogs can be performed in a veterinary clinic or at home, depending on the severity of the condition and the pet’s overall health. For example, pets with severe dehydration or kidney disease may require hospitalization and intravenous fluid therapy, while pets with mild dehydration may be able to receive subcutaneous fluid therapy at home.

Veterinary fluid therapy is an important aspect of pet health care that can help to maintain hydration and balance electrolytes in pets. Whether administered in a veterinary clinic or at home, fluid therapy is a crucial component of treatment for many conditions and can help pets to recover from illness and injury. Pet families should always consult with their veterinarian to determine the best fluid therapy course for their pets.