Subcutaneous Fluids – SQ Fluids for your Cat

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Welcome to TLC Pet Hospital’s Kitty Corner. In this video, we learn how to administer SQ Fluids to your feline friend. In this video, we take you step by step through delivering fluids and medication with needle and fluid bag. As part of your at home care for your animal, you may need to administer fluids to your cat or dog. Tent the skin between the shoulder blades. Insert the needle, and open fluids valve. Release fluids into the animal. Close and hold skin in a pinch to keep fluids from draining out. A lump may occur where the fluids are gathered. Replace needle cap.

Tips on Cleaning Your Dog’s Ears

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Cotton Balls, Cleaner, Helper, Towel

We will demonstrate how to properly clean your dogs ears. You will need the following:

  • Cotton balls
  • Cleaning solution (available at our clinic)
  • a helper
  • and a little patience

While some dogs may behave through the process, others won’t. Recruit an assistant to help hold your dog’s head still while following the steps.

First, saturate a cotton ball with the cleaning fluid. You may want to squeeze the cotton ball and get some of the fluid into the ear to loosen things up. Then massage the ear to break up any wax or debris, then wipe out the ear canal with the cotton ball.

Once you have dirtied up the cotton, prepare a fresh cotton ball and repeat the wiping out of the ear. Repeat until clean.

For smaller dogs you can place them on a towel on a table or for larger dogs you may want to get set up on the floor.

Let’s review: Wet a cotton ball with cleaning solution, moisten and loosen debris in the ear. Wipe clean. Repeat with fresh cotton.

Thanks for watching this episode of Canine Corner.

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Brushing Your Dogs Teeth

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Welcome to TLC Pet Hospital’s Pet Corner, we visited TLC Pet Hospital to talk about pet dental health and brushing your dog’s teeth.

We recommend regular Dental Cleanings in combination with frequent brushing of your dog’s teeth and gums. There are water additives, special pet foods and chews that can assist in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. read more →