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Administering Rectal Valium

 

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The supplies that you will need are pictured here and include diazepam, a syringe with needle, a "tom-cat" or urinary catheter and KY Jelly or other water soluble lubricant (not Vaseline).

Remove the cap from the bottle of diazepam and from the needle on the syringe.  Pull the plunger of the syringe back until you reach the line indicating the number of cc's your vet has prescribed for your dog.

Insert the needle into the bottle of diazepam and inject the air from the syringe into the bottle.

Turn the bottle of diazepam upside down (the plunger of the needle is towards the ground and the bottle of diazepam is on top) and  slowly pull the plunger of the syringe until you reach the correct mark on your syringe again.  This should fill the syringe with the proper dose of diazepam.  If the syringe is not filling properly, check to be sure that you haven't inserted the needle past the level of medication in the bottle and draw the needle back a bit further if you have.

Remove the syringe from the bottle of diazepam and gently pull the needle off of the syringe and attach the catheter.  Lubricate the other end of the catheter with a water soluble lubricant and insert the catheter one inch into the rectum.  If you meet resistance, don't force the catheter.  Gently pull the catheter out and reinsert.  Once the catheter is properly inserted, slowly depress the plunger.

Do not reuse needles and syringes.  Return the needles to your veterinarian for proper disposal.

 

 

 

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