Top positive review
Great for feeding our cat!
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2020
Our 16 year-old-cat was recently prescribed a medication that made her nauseous and unable to hold down any food. While we got her prescription changed, she did not go back to her normal eating routine and started dropping weight. The vet suggested syringe feeding her and provided us with a syringe that could hold all of one feeeding (35 ml) at once. In theory, it was a good syringe. In reality, it was too big to hold, position, and plunge while also trying to get into the mouth of a recalcitrant cat--even with two people. Resorting to what we had on hand, we used the little syringes that come with children's medication. They can hold 10 ml each, but we had to fill them multiple times in a single feeding and if there was a single bit of food that wasn't mashed up enough, the whole thing would get clogged. Needless to say, it was frustrating all around.
So we decided to look for something that would work better. These syringes are perfect for feeding our cat. Canned pate can be placed directly into the top of the syringe without having to be mashed or mixed with water first. Each syringe can hold 20 ml of food, so we only need two at a time. The pack of 10 means we can pre-fill syringes with food so they are ready for each feeding. The tip that goes into my cat's mouth is nice and long, so it can get in without as much coaxing on our part. My cat kind of gnaws at it as she eats, but it is sturdy enough we do not have to worry about it breaking in her mouth. The opening is also large enough that she can get a good amount and we don' have to worry about clogging.
The best thing about these syringes is that the plunger fits well but glides easily so that it is easy to actually use in feeding. I only wish we had ordered these sooner. It would have saved a lot of cat food, a lot of mess, and a lot of anxiety all around.
Edited to Add: If you've just embarked on the journey of self-feeding your cat, I just wanted to add that we were able to help our cat go from a sickly 4.2 pounds to a much healthier 6.1 in less than two weeks. It is a marked difference. We were starting to worry that we would be syringe feeding her forever, but we stuck to a schedule, feeding her five times a day. We would keep dry food in her bowl while syringe feeding the rest, but she would refuse it every time. Yesterday, she suddenly just started eating the dry food on her own again. And she seems to be eating on the schedule we set. We weigh the food each morning so we can keep track and make sure she's eating enough. So, if you are just starting, please be encouraged and don't give up. Good luck to you and your beloved pet!