Some people might think that all syringes and needles are created equal, but that's definitely not the case when it comes to administering GS-44152 injections. Different types of needles and syringes can yield different results, so it's important to choose the right ones for your needs. In this blog post, we'll discuss the different types of needles and syringes available and help you decide which ones are best for you and your cats. So read on to learn more!
What are my options when it comes to syringes and needles for FIP injection?
Use a 1 mL or 3 mL syringe depending on the dosage.
Use a 20 gauge needle to draw up the GS into the syringe and then a 21 or 22 gauge needle to inject the medication. Always use brand new needles! A larger needle makes it easier to draw up and inject the slightly thick GS liquid.
There is a wide selection of needle lengths available:
The length of a needle can vary from a half-inch to a half-inch. Ultimately, it's a matter of personal taste. To avoid GS from dripping out, some people use long needles; others like to use shorter needles since they are more convenient. In order to prevent the needles from accidentally falling out of the syringes, Luer-lock needles must be used.
If you are still unsure, obtain a syringe with a volume of either 1 or 3 milliliters and a needle with a Luer-lock and a gauge size of 21. This will allow you to draw up and inject the GS.
Video on How To Give an Injection Under the Skin to Your Cat (Subcutaneously):
A demonstration of proper injection technique by Dr. Pedersen:
If you are still unsure after reading this article, please consult with your veterinarian.