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Lactated Ringers Injectable USP 1000ml by Abbott (Manufacturer may vary)

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Notices

*Limited supply item - only two (2) per customer per order. This product is on nationwide allocation. Thus orders may take up to three (3) weeks or longer to be fulfilled.
NOTE: Additional pet food ground/overweight shipping charges apply. This item DOES NOT qualify for free shipping.

Description

Lactated Ringerís Injection is an injectable liquid that contains sodium, potassium, and other electrolytes. It is used in situations where rehydration is necessary. Examples of this include shock, decreased oral intake of fluid and food, illness such as kidney disease, and other problems. Lactated Ringers is administered as an injection either under the skin (subcutaneously) or in the vein (intravenously) as directed by your veterinarian. This solution can be given at home as necessary and your veterinarian can teach you the proper administration technique.

Key Features

  • Can be helpful in the treatment of multiple ailments where rehydration is necessary.
  • Helps restores fluid balance when your pet loses fluid such as in times of dehydration, shock, and certain diseases such as kidney failure.
  • Your veterinarian can teach you how to administer Lactated Ringers at home if needed.
  • Can be used under the skin (subcutaneously) or in the vein (intravenously).
  • Economical.
  • Can be used in multiple species including dogs and cats.

How It Works

It works to restore electrolytes (sodium, chloride, potassium, etc.) in situations where there is a loss of fluid. Lactated Ringers rehydrates the body and helps to maintain proper hydration. Hydration is necessary for normal body function. Electrolyte balance is important for certain actions including muscle contraction and nerve activity.

Indications

This solution is indicated for use in adults and pediatric patients as a source of electrolytes and water for hydration.

Directions

Lactated Ringers is an injectable liquid that can be given under the skin (subcutaneously) or in the vein (intravenously) as prescribed by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian will determine the proper amount of fluid and route administration that is best for your pet so always follow his/her instructions. If you have trouble giving this medication or if you do not understand the directions, contact your veterinarian. If you forget to give a dose, try to give it as soon as you remember but do not give two doses at once. Your veterinarian may instruct you and teach you how to give Lactated Ringers at home. For proper administration, you will also need a fluid drip set and a needle in addition to the bag of fluids. Your veterinarian will let you know what equipment is necessary. In general, Lactated Ringers can be administered as follows:

  1. Remove the fluid bag and fluid drip set from their protective packaging.
  2. Close the line lock in the middle of the fluid tubing by moving the roller so that it squeezes the tubing. The lock on a new fluid set is usually set to the open position.
  3. The top end of the fluid set has a large, pointed end with a protective cap. Remove this cap, but do not allow it to become contaminated. MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT TOUCH ANYTHING.
  4. Pull off the covering from the exit port on the bottom end of the fluid bag and push the pointed end of the fluid set into the open hole of the fluid bag. Make sure it is seated firmly or it can leak.
  5. Squeeze and release the bulb at the top of the drip set until the bulb chamber is about half full with fluid.
  6. Open the line lock and/or roller on the tubing and then hold or suspend the fluid bag. Fill the fluid line with fluid from the bag until it runs the entire length of the tubing. Be sure that all large air bubbles run out of the tubing.
  7. After the fluid line has been primed, close the lock and move the roller down.
  8. Twist the needle on to the end of the fluid line as clean as possible. Do not contaminate the open end.
  9. Insert the needle and deliver fluid as directed by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can answer any questions you may have regarding the use of Lactated Ringers. This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed. Needles and drip sets are also available only when prescribed by a veterinarian.
Vetivex Lactated Ringer's Injection Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights As directed by a veterinarian. Dosage is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of your pet, as well as laboratory determinations. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration whenever solution and container permit.
Vetivex Lactated Ringer's Injection Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights As directed by a veterinarian. Dosage is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of your pet, as well as laboratory determinations. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration whenever solution and container permit.
Vetivex Lactated Ringer's Injection Dosage for Horses
Weight Dosage
All weights As directed by a veterinarian. Dosage is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of your pet, as well as laboratory determinations. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration whenever solution and container permit.

Caution:

Do not administer to horses by intraperitoneal injection.Vetivex Lactated Ringer's Injection should be used with great care, if at all, in pets with congestive heart failure, severe renal insufficiency, and in clinical states in which there exists edema with sodium retention.Vetivex Lactated Ringer's Injection should be used with great care, if at all, in pets with hyperkalemia, severe renal failure, and in conditions in which potassium retention is present.Vetivex Lactated Ringer's Injection should be used with great care in pets with metabolic or respiratory alkalosis. The administration of lactate ions should be done with great care in those conditions in which there is an increased level or an impaired utilization of these ions, such as severe hepatic insufficiency.In pets with diminished renal function, administration of Vetivex Lactated Ringer's Injection may result in sodium or potassium retention. Vetivex Lactated Ringer's Injection is not for use in the treatment of lactic acidosis.

Precautions:

This medication should be used cautiously in animals with heart disease, obstruction of the urinary tract, kidney disease, as this may lead to overhydration.

This item does not come with the tubing and needles needed for administration. Tubing and needles must be purchased separately.

Possible Side Effects:

Possible side effects may include febrile response, infection at the site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis extending from the site of injection, extravasation, and hypervolemia. If an adverse reaction does occur, discontinue the infusion, evaluate the pet, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures, and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.

Storage:

Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F.

FAQ

Lactated Ringer's Injection is indicated as a source of water and electrolytes or as an alkalinizing agent. It requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Lactated Ringer's Injection should not be administered simultaneously with blood through the same administration set because of the likelihood of coagulation.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has congestive heart failure, severe renal insufficiency or other health conditions. Let your veterinarian know if your pet has any allergies to medications.
Lactated Ringer's Injection should only be administered parenterally. The parenteral administration of Lactated Ringer's Injection can cause fluid and/or solute overloading resulting in dilution of serum electrolyte concentrations, overhydration, congested states, or pulmonary edema. The risk of dilutional states is inversely proportional to the electrolyte concentrations of the injections. The risk of solute overload causing congested states with peripheral and pulmonary edema is directly proportional to the electrolyte concentrations of the injection.
Reactions which may occur because of the solution or the technique of administration include febrile response, infection at the site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis extending from the site of injection, extravasation, and hypervolemia. If an adverse reaction does occur, discontinue the infusion, evaluate your pet, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures, and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.
Contact your veterinarian immediately.
In an event of overhydration or solute overload, re-evaluate your pet and institute appropriate corrective measures.Excess administration may result in metabolic alkalosis.
Clinical evaluation and periodic laboratory determinations are necessary to monitor changes in fluid balance, electrolyte concentrations, and acid base balance during prolonged parenteral therapy or whenever the condition of your pet warrants such evaluation.Veterinary Lactated Ringer's Injection must be used with caution. Excess administration may result in metabolic alkalosis.
Caution must be exercised in the administration of Veterinary Lactated Ringer's Injection to pets receiving corticosteroids or corticotropin.Additives may be incompatible. Complete information is not available. Those additives known to be incompatible should not be used. If, in the informed judgment of your veterinarian, it is deemed advisable to introduce additives, use aseptic technique. Mix thoroughly when additives have been introduced. Do not store solutions containing additives. Discard unused portion.

Reviews

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92% Recommend this product (12 of 13 responses)
By Amy
Dallas, Tx
Items shipped quickly and good value
February 13, 2021
Seems to help my cat.
By Ruth
Minnesota
Great customer service!
December 19, 2019
We have purchased lactated ringers from Entirely Pets, and were always pleased with the product and price. Our 19 year old cat now requires sub-Q fluids and I immediately placed an order with Entirely Pets. Unfortunately I live in very chilly Minnesota, and after sitting on a Fed Ex truck for several days the lactated ringers arrived frozen. Our cat's vet indicated that they may no longer be safe to use.I contacted Customer Service. Once I ship back the product I will receive a refund. I plan to place an order again with Entirely Pets in the spring.

Thank you!
By Gayle
Austin, Tx
The good type
December 6, 2019
Thankfully, EntirelyPets ships the good kind of Ringers bags instead of the stiff, crinkly, "plasticy" kind that are so difficult to work with.
Pros
  • Good quality
Cons
  • Long process for Rx items (But I understand this is because of the law that requires a paper copy of the prescription.)
By Charles H.
FL
Great product.
March 28, 2019
Good price and good service.
Pros
  • Price
By Laura
Kailua, Hawaii
Amazing price and shipping
February 27, 2019
First of all, I cannot describe how many places I have ordered LRS who would not ship to Hawaii, where I live. Veterinary supplies in the islands are often at a premium and I was paying $25/week for my cat's subcutaneous fluids. I'm so very grateful to Entirely Pets for their fast shipping at a reasonable cost, and amazing price for this life-saving product! I'll be recommending them from now on to anyone looking for online vet supplies.
Pros
  • Fast shipping, excellent price
By Laurie B.
Tehachapi, California
Just like the vet sells for over three times the sale price!
February 4, 2019
I am very fortunate that I can purchase, with my vet's prescription, this Lactated Ringers at a much better price!
By Charlotte
Cupertino, California
case of lactated ringers iv fluids
August 28, 2018
great service. I appreciate my order being filled and arriving very quickly!.
By Bruce
Pa.
Lactated Ringers
August 22, 2018
The product was good.
By M S.
63129
good for pets with bad kidneys, etc.
May 6, 2017
works as directed
Cons
  • Item was backordered and limited to two bags at a time.
By Phil
RC, CA
Reliable low cost source
February 3, 2016
I have been able to consistently receive this product, in a timely manner, even though the quantity is limited (with all vendors).
This product is essential for the well being of our cat; we lost her siblings all within 3 months be fore we were aware of their problems and the treatment we could provide.
The price is the lowest I have found even with the cost of shipping fluids.
It is much more cost effective than taking her to the vet every other day.
Pros
  • Reliable, quick service
Cons
  • Can only by two at a time but can do repeat orders without restrictions.
By Paula O.
Oxford Junction, IA
Fast service!!
June 19, 2015
The product arrived quickly and with no package damage. The price is awesome!
By Nanette
Rockland, Pennsylvania
Lactated Ringers
April 10, 2015
Very satisfied with the order. Thank you.
Cons
  • Would like to get more LR bags at one time.
By Michelle
Southern California
Life savers
April 10, 2015
I was giving my Lucy cat fluids two and three times a week because of advanced renal failure. This is a fraction of the price that my vet would charge!

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