In most cases, your vet will charge more
for sub-Q supplies and therapeutic kidney diets than other sources. If you can
save money on the basics, you will have money available to pay your vet
for regular check ups.
The cheapest place for fluids is usually a local pharmacy, but you have
to know where to go and what exactly to ask for.
Alternatively, there are good, reliable and cost effective online
suppliers, both for fluid supplies and food.
In Canada, you don't need a prescription to buy fluids.
Subcutaneous Fluids Supplies
A few people have found the cheapest
place to obtain LRS fluids in Canada was from their local
hospital's pharmacy — items not in stock can usually be
ordered overnight and will be available for collection the
next day. You can also contact medical supply stores in your
One person used
Ontario Vet College in Guelph, ON, and found their prices
Here are some companies that have been used with success by
members of Tanya's CKD Support Group.
Branches throughout Canada. You have to create an online
account to see prices. Minimum order is CAN$20. Many people find it easier to call
their nearest branch and pay over the phone. They will
deliver locally, delivery is around 2-4 days.
Prices seem to vary somewhat from branch to branch, but for
Price in CAN$
1000ml lactated ringers solution
Needles size 18 or 21
IV administration sets (15 drops/ml)
Shipping is usually free over CAN$100, otherwise it is
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05 September 2020
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