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Oralade Isotonic Rehydration Fluid for Dogs & Cats

Oralade Isotonic Rehydration Fluid for Dogs & Cats

  • 500ml Bottle £7.49


Oralade Original, is a highly palatable, ready-to-use isotonic drink for dogs and cats providing both Oral rehydration support and Microenteral nutrition to aid recovery from vomiting and diarrhoea and other tummy upsets or conditions where the gut is under stress.

More than Just rehydration!

It contains a unique blend of purified water, functional amino-acids, glucose and electrolytes in a natural chicken-flavoured formula.

This unique blend of fluids and essential nutrients, provides fast acting rehydration and also nourishes the cells lining the gut to speed recovery and help maintain the natural barrier.

Made using a natural chicken flavour, Oralade is highly palatable and stimulates pets to drink more when needed, even when nauseous. It tastes so good there’s even a palatability guarantee!

Oralade is both low in fat and highly-digestible and can be used alongside home-cooked food or recovery-type diets. The hydrolysed formula is hypoallergenic and thus suitable for pets with food allergies.

Oralade is also helpful for pets suffering from kidney problems or diabetes. It is particularly useful during hot weather, whelping and lactation, travelling or any stressful situation.

Key features and benefits

  • Purified water – free from chlorides or impurities found in treated tap water which have an odour and taste unpalatable to most cats and dogs. Oralade is also free from citrates or preservatives.
  • Isotonic – Oralade has the same osmolarity (concentration) of fluids and electolytes as body fluids, which when consumed enables fast absorption and rehydration.
  • Functional amino acids – Oralade provides Glutamate and Glycine which are the preferred source of nutrients for the enterocytes (cells) lining the gut wall. These cells absorb the body’s fluids, nutrients and energy supplies, while also generating the mucosal barrier repelling the harmful bacteria.
  • Low fat and Low protein – during times of recovery or ill health the gut needs nutrients to heal, but is unable to digest or breakdown fats and proteins at its normal pace. Therefore a easily digestible formula is essential.
  • Ready to serve and can be frozen – Simply open and serve, keep in the fridge for 3 days once open or freeze and reuse within 12 months = no waste.
  • Highly palatable chicken flavour – A broth type drink, Oralade is the first choice for pets vs plain water, or simple electrolyte solutions during times of stress or tummy upset.

Daily Feeding Guide:


Purified water, Dextrose Monohydrate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Dihydrogen Phosphate, Chicken Liver Hydrolysate

Amino acids: Glycine 0.4%, L-glutamic acid 019%

Additives: Xantham Gum

Analytical constituents: Crude Protein 0.6%, Crude fat min 0.1%, Crude fibre max 0.1%,

Moisture max 97%, Ash 0.5%, Potassium min 0.07%, Sodium min 0.13%, Chloride min 0.22%


Does Microenteral nutrition provide enough fluid for rehydration during critical care?

No, Microenteral nutrition only provides enough fluids, electrolytes and nutrients to nourish the intestine cells. IV fluids may also be required based on the patients hydration status.

Can Oralade be used as pre-anaesthetic nutrition?

Yes, Most patients are offered water 2 to 3 hrs prior to any procedure. Oralade makes a palatable alternative, providing a balance of electrolytes and fluids + simple nutrition, that will quickly absorb.

How quickly do the enterocytes start to atrophy if they do not receive any nourishment?

Enterocytes begin to atrophy in less than 90 minutes, from lack of direct nutrient supply, GI shock from Trauma, disease or other dysfunction. It is important to remember that often sick patients have been anorexic for 2 to 3 days prior to admission.

Can Oralade be used after any operations, are there any restrictions?

Oralade is an ideal product for patients in post operative recovery. Easy to digest, fast to absorb and providing both effective hydration and baseline nutrition. Suitable for Gi related surgery and especially short bowel syndrome, or any other type of procedure. Oralade also eases the reintroduction of oral fluids following IV therapy.

Is Orlalade suitable for hypoallergenic patients?

Containing only 2% hydolized chicken liver flavour, Oralade has very low allergen levels making it suitable for most hypoallergenic patients. Hydrolyzed chicken liver is organ meat that’s been chemically broken down into its component amino acids. Hydrolyzed proteins are considered hypoallergenic.

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Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

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Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (31)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Oralade Isotonic Rehydration Fluid for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

24 April 2018 at 12:34pm

To establish whether this can be kept in for emergencies


- should it be stored in the fridge?
- how long will it typically last?

  • Veterinary Advisor

The Oralade we currently have in stock has an expiry of February 2020 if unopened. It should be stored in a cool, dry place such as a cupboard. Once opened you should keep it in the fridge and use within 3 days or freeze and re-use within 12 months.

26 March 2017 at 6:07pm

Puppy age

Joe Beaney

Can puppies have oralade from 4 weeks old?
Many thanks

  • Veterinary Advisor

Yes, Oralade is suitable to give from birth so should be fine for 4 weeks old puppies.

19 July 2015 at 10:39pm

Is this suitable for a cat with IBD?


My cat has IBD and is basically allergic to anything with intact protein. He's on a hydrolysed diet, but can only have dry food. He's refuses to drink water unless he's very dehydrated. Would this product be suitable to help keep him hydrated without triggering his IBD?

  • Non-Executive Director

This product might be OK for your dog, but the chicken liver flavouring might possibly trigger the IBD. The flavouring has been partly broken down just as in the hydrolysed veterinary diets and so this might make it acceptable, but this might not be adequate and you would only know by trying it. You can also offer water in glass or ceramic bowls on window sills and similar places around the house as this encourages cats to drink a bit more. You can even buy a water fountain and some cats drink well from these.