IV To Administer Medication And Fluids
After some time in the oxygen cage, the next step should be to get an IV drip going to start hydration therapy. This is to treat any dehydration that may have resulted from any underlying condition or injury causing your kitty's labored breathing. An IV will allow your cat's fluids to return to a healthy amount. It is hard to start any treatments as long as your kitty is still dehydrated because they need strength to respond accordingly to any interventions.
It is also best to get an IV line going so medications can be as administered immediately and without making your cat uncomfortable. Just think, a shot will make them even more uncomfortable than they already are, and most cats detest being given any type of oral medicine. It is quite difficult to get a cat to stay put to place the medication in their mouth and then force them to swallow. An IV to administer medication and fluids eliminates these worries, so the vet can solely focus on aiding in your pal's recovery.
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