• I'm giving fluids at home to my cat. The needle is too big since he lost weight. I'm using a 22g. What is a smaller size needle I can use?

    Hi Denise,
    I recommend that you call and talk to your local veterinarian about this question. There are smaller needle sizes that can be used but there can be complications from this as well since it will take the fluid longer to be administered. Your vet knows your cat’s medical history and they can recommend the best size needle for him.

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