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MY cat has early CKD and last week he had an appointment for a blood test. My brother insisted on givng him 75 mils of fluids 1/2 hour before.

HIS blood test came out great but I worry it would not have if the fluids had been given after instead of before?

What do you all think?

Heidi & her protector Benji
 

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It depends on the test. Here is some guidance:
Also: "Giving too many fluids or too soon may also increase the risk of overhydration. This is a particular risk for cats with heart problems. Therefore it is best not to begin fluids until the advantages are likely to outweigh the disadvantages i.e. when a cat would become dehydrated without them."

I would phone the vet that did the test and tell him/her that the how much water the cat had before the test and ask if it would have altered the result.
 
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