8/11/14 Abbott and Hospira Lactated Ringers are on order but we do not have an expected delivery date from our wholesalers. You are welcome to place your order to reserve your spot in the back-order line to ensure you get the fluids as soon as they are received from our wholesaler. Braun DEHP-Free Lactated Ringers are currently out of stock and are on manufacturer back-order with an expected release date of June 2015 (this is not a typo). ThrivingPets highly recommends you purchase the Abbott Lactated Ringers since they are in stock. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Lactated Ringers Inj USP also known as Lactated Ringers Solution (LRS) is used for the treatment of dehydration and electrolyte depletion in animals. May be injected intravenously, subcutaneously or intraperitoneally (except horses) using aseptic technique.
Lactated Ringers comes in 2 different bags- the old style is PVC (Poly-vinyl Chloride) and contains a chemical, plastic softener called DEHP. DEHP has been linked to cancer and the FDA requires a written disclosure on products containing DEHP. The new style of fluid bags are DEHP-Free, Hospira's brand name for these bags is VisIV.
Fluids are very heavy, about 2.5 pounds per bag or just over 30 pounds for a case of 12 bags.
IMPORTANT: During the winter months there is a danger of freezing which could cause the fluid to expand and burst the bags of fluid. Please make sure there is someone home to receive the shipment or that there is a place to leave the package where it will not freeze. We will not replace fluids which have not been handled appropriately.