Fluid Therapy

Chapter 48 Fluid Therapy

Dogs and cats with gastrointestinal (GI) disease commonly need fluid therapy. The most basic reasons for fluid therapy in patients with GI disease are replenishment or maintenance of intravascular fluid volumes and correction of specific metabolic deficits, such as electrolytes, serum protein concentrations, and others, that arise secondary to GI disease. As such, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to fluid therapy in patients with GI disease; rather, fluid therapy should be tailored to the needs unique to the individual patient. Provision of appropriate fluid therapy requires an inventory of a variety of fluid types, access to laboratory and other technologies for patient monitoring, and a staff trained in the monitoring and care of patients receiving fluid therapy.

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Jul 10, 2016 | Posted by in INTERNAL MEDICINE | Comments Off on Fluid Therapy

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