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    Critical Care - What's the secret to feeding it?

    So we were given critical care for one of our piggies to supplement his eating but I can't seem to figure out the ideal way to give it to him. The vet gave us what looks like a 6 ML syringe but every time I try to get the critical care into the syringe it seems to get stuck in the tip and have big gaps/air bubbles. I saw someone recommending to cut off the tip but that didn't seem to help much as it was still a struggle to get it in there short of making a ton extra that would go to waste. Is there a better syringe to use - and if so where do I get it? Or is there a better method.

    On a sidenote, for a guinea that weighs 1 lb 11 oz, what's the correct daily dosage to give if it's being used as a supplement?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Critical Care - What's the secret to feeding it?

    I was given a 35ml syringe with the Critical Care I got from the vet.

    Did you do a search to see if there was another thread that has the information about how much they should get in a day?

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    Re: Critical Care - What's the secret to feeding it?

    Here's a great resource for tips on handfeeding--

    http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html

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