In most cases, your vet will charge more
for sub-Q supplies and therapeutic kidney 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. A trial pack of
Beaphar renal diet foods is
available. Delivery is free for
orders over £35. 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 £45. Zooplus and Bitiba have websites all over
Links on this page last checked:
04 September 2020
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