jetcitywoman Posted September 27, 2016 Share Posted September 27, 2016 Our vet has prescribed Adequan for Capri to see if it helps ease her aging joints (she's 12). They did the first injection to show me and are allowing me to do it at home. I'm comfortable with that because I do my own injected sub-q medication. Here's the odd part: the medicine says it has several different uses, so to ask your vet what is the correct size needle to buy. I asked them and the answer was: any size is fine. Derp. I know enough to know that's not true. A 2 inch long needle would work? How about the tiny syringes designed for insulin? Fortunately, I'm not completely stupid, and ended up buying 3cc syringes with 3/4" needles. But now that I have them in hand, I think they're still a bit long. I think I can use them as long as I'm very careful not to go too deep. But here's my question for you all here... what's the real answer? For a sub-cutaneous medication for a dog, next time I need to buy syringes, should I get 1/2" needles? Shorter than that? Quote Sharon, Loki, Freyja, Capri (bridge angel and most beloved heart dog), Ajax (bridge angel) and Sweetie Pie (cat) Visit Hound-Safe.com by Something Special Pet Supplies for muzzles and other dog safety products Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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