Canine Injection Techniques. Purpose of Injections. A few of the reasons for giving injections are administration of: Fluids Biologics Medications Test Agents. Safety Considerations.
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Use sterile injection techniques by preparing and giving injections without causing contamination or needle-sticks.
Damaged packages are not sterile.
Check each package for tears or damage.
DO NOT RECAP NEEDLES!
Properly dispose of sharps to prevent reuse and harmful waste.
Carefully follow manufacturers’ instructions for the use of each medication and its proper storage.
Wear all proper PPE for the procedure.
Wash hands thoroughly and frequently!
The cephalic vein on the inside of the front limb below the elbow may be used.
Hold off the vein by gripping and rolling laterally.
Insert needle, bevel up, into the vein.
Gently pull back.
Hold off when completed.
The loose skin over the shoulders and neck is an ideal site for subcutaneous injection.