How do you give an intramuscular injection to a dog?

Where is the best place to give an intramuscular injection in a dog?

Find an area of loose skin. The skin over the middle of the back or just behind the shoulders generally works well. If the injection will be given frequently (such as insulin), try to alternate injection sites so you are not using the same location each time.

What are the sites of injection for intramuscular injection?

Intramuscular injection sites

  • Deltoid muscle of the arm. The deltoid muscle is the site most typically used for vaccines. …
  • Vastus lateralis muscle of the thigh. …
  • Ventrogluteal muscle of the hip. …
  • Dorsogluteal muscles of the buttocks.

Where do you give an intramuscular injection in the thigh?

Giving an IM injection into the Vastus lateralis site

  1. To find the thigh injection site, make an imaginary box on the upper leg. Find the groin. …
  2. Find the top of knee. …
  3. Stretch the skin to make it tight.
  4. Insert the needle at a right angle to the skin (90°) straight in.
  5. Up to 2ml of fluid may be given into this site.
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What happens if you give an intramuscular injection subcutaneously?

Subcutaneous injections can lead to localised cellulitis, granuloma formation and abscess. The COVID-19 vaccine has shown to have high efficacy if given correctly intramuscularly. Subcutaneous injection can happen inadvertently (figure 1), affecting efficacy of vaccination and potentiate local adverse events.

Can I inject my dog myself?

In many cases, dog owners are willing and able to administer these medications at home. If you decide to provide this treatment to your dog, your veterinarian will review the specific technique and make sure that you are comfortable with it.

How do you give an injection without pain?

There are some tips that can make giving an injection less painful:

  1. Allow the medicine to come to room temperature (but do not heat it).
  2. Always use a new needle. Used ones are not only unsterile but can be blunt.
  3. Position the needle at 90 degrees to the injection site.
  4. Stick the needle in quickly.

Do you aspirate im injections?

Aspiration is most commonly performed during an intramuscular (IM) or subcutaneous (SC) injection, and is meant to ensure that the needle tip is located at the desired site, and has not accidentally punctured a blood vessel.

Can you draw up and inject with the same needle?

A syringe must only be used once to draw up medication, and must not be used again even to draw up the same medication from the same vial for the same patient.

What are the four IM injection sites?

There are four sites on your body that can be used to give yourself an intramuscular injection. These include the upper arm, thigh, hip, and buttocks. Make sure you are comfortable with the injection technique before you start giving yourself shots. A nurse or other healthcare provider can show you how to do it.

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