My colleagues and I use Ultra-Fine (BD) insulin syringes with 29-ga needles when drawing blood from kittens for our in-house
FeLV/FIV test kits, which we do at their first appointment. We see fewer hematomas when we use Ultra-Fine needles, and kittens
seem more tolerant of venipuncture. We also use these needles when performing blood glucose curves in dogs or cats to minimize
trauma from obtaining multiple samples.
Dr. Geoff Jarbeau