Some small dogs with certain types of illnesses, including chronic kidney disease, acute illness such as vomiting and diarrhea, and even certain metabolic disorders, may benefit from the administration of subcutaneous fluids. This simple procedure involves the administration of physiological saline solution under the skin where it is then absorbed into the blood stream over several hours thereby boosting hydration which in turn can improve organ function, comfort, appetite and well being in the nface of illness. The caring veterinarians and certified animal health technicians at Carling Animal Hospital perform this procedure frequently. In some circumstances, your veterinarian will recommend subcutaneous fluids be administered on a regular basis as a component of your dog's comprehensive treatment plan. If appropriate, we will gladly teach you how to administer subcutaneous fluids to your dog in the comfort of your home where your pet is most at ease. Feel free to call us at (613)725-3439 or Email us to learn more.