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Advice On Syringe Feeding

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by Prestopepper, May 16, 2019.

  1. Prestopepper

    Prestopepper Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Hello, my 10 month old kitty is sick and won’t eat on his own, so I am syringe feeding him. He does pretty well when I syringe feed him his canned food mixed with water (blue buffalo brand) but he does not like it when I syringe feed him only water. When I try to syringe feed him water, he won’t swallow it and he’ll just let it seep out his mouth. Any advice on how I can get him to drink more water when I’m syringe feeding? Thanks
     

  2. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Try putting a little at a time into the side of his mouth and pull the syringe away each time, if a lot is given they are afraid of chocking. Also, if possible, gentle strock his throat to encourage him to swallow.
     
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  3. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I've read that if you gently blow on their nose it also encourages swallowing?
     
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  4. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Doesn't the food already have extra water added to get it to push through the syringe? I think I'd focus on getting him enough food (plus added water) and his moisture requirement should take care of itself.
     
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