In most cases, your vet will charge more
for sub-q supplies and prescription foods than other sources. If you can
save money on the basics, you will have money available to pay your vet
for regular check ups.
Small local pharmacies may be able to help.
Alternatively, below are some online
suppliers used by members of Tanya's CKD Support Group.
Hartmanns Aqupharm no. 11 or Vetivex 11 are
the nearest equivalent to lactated
Subcutaneous Fluids Tips for more information on
the different fluid types.
Normally a prescription is required.
Some fluids sellers have recently closed
down, and many suppliers do not sell fluids, perhaps because
of their weight, but fluids are available from the following:
Sells a number of therapeutic diets, including some German
varieties, without a prescription. Sells a trial pack of Beaphar renal
diet foods. Delivery is free for
orders over £29. I use Zooplus myself regularly and have
had good service. They also have a cheaper offshoot called
Bitiba, which offers free shipping for orders
over £39 (£3.99 below that). Zooplus has websites all over
Sells individual tins of
Eukanuba therapeutic kidney food. You can order online and
either have it delivered to your home or collect your order for free from your local Pets at Home
if you wish to save on postage costs.
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