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Syringes -- I’m desperate

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Over the years, particularly when Danny was still alive, I must have visited every syringe site on the web looking for syringes with wide nozzles.  I looked at baby sites, I looked at baby sections in chemists and supermarkets, I’ve trawled ebay and the like, but simple can’t find what I need.  I even looked looked at sauce bottles and on and on and on and on.    

 

I am now supplementing Jeune’s intake with syringe feeding with a mix of nutrigel, Recovery and bone broth, but I need a syringe with a wider nozzle.   The ones I have are fine for liquids and meds, and I buy the 1ml and 3ml by the box of one hundred.  I’ve tried 10ml and 20ml, but the nozzles are the same size as the little ones and I find almost impossible to push the plunger.   

 

Any help anyone ???  

 

Many thanks.

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Ask in the chemist , or one of those shops which have homecare /assisted living aids :) I have seen that sort of thing for dispensing liquid foods etc Google, or phone/enquire for "Oral Syringe"  :) Good luck 

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1 hour ago, sandgrubber said:

I've used a ketsup bottle with lambs

LOL.  Jeune is a [nearly] 19 years old fragile little dog.   I actually did buy a heap of small dispensers ages ago, but they weren’t pliable.   

 

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Reusable-100ML-Large-Big-Plastic-Hydroponics-Nutrient-Measuring-Syringe-xy/113806564700?hash=item1a7f665d5c:m:m28GQ4llcgqjRwMgrUzEetg


I use 60ml and 100ml ones to deliver wet dog food to the dogs. 
 

use rose clippers to cut the syringe nozzle at the wider part (about halfway down) which makes wider but still allows enough length for dog mouth

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Thanks, @Two Best Dogs!.  It isn’t the size of the syringe, but rather the size of the nozzle.   All the ones I’ve seen and bought don’t have a graded size so cutting them would not solve the problem.  

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Boronia   

maybe those Wambaroo nipples with the hole made bigger, check out this link for a hundred different images as there may be one or two you can adapt    here

or something like this?    here

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tdierikx   
2 hours ago, Two Best Dogs! said:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Reusable-100ML-Large-Big-Plastic-Hydroponics-Nutrient-Measuring-Syringe-xy/113806564700?hash=item1a7f665d5c:m:m28GQ4llcgqjRwMgrUzEetg


I use 60ml and 100ml ones to deliver wet dog food to the dogs. 
 

use rose clippers to cut the syringe nozzle at the wider part (about halfway down) which makes wider but still allows enough length for dog mouth

Looks like the 100ml ones would have the nozzle width you need @Loving my Oldies

 

T.

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Irrigation syringes might be the way to go. I love the curve and that you can cut the tip to size. You can buy them in a larger quantity if needed but they clean really well too. 

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10pcs-Disposable-Elbow-Syringe-Irrigation-Syringe-Curved-Tip-Dental-T2P3/303323565547?hash=item469f7e4deb:g:MGYAAOSwZGBdpqM7&frcectupt=true

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Boronia   

what about a baster? --->basters

or push a piece of silicone aquarium hose (silicone is really soft) on to a hand-cream pumper bottle here

or maybe an icing dispenser icing sets

or a tomato sauce plastic bottle here

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tdierikx   
5 hours ago, Loving my Oldies said:

100ml !!!!  I can’t even push the plunger of a 10ml.  

The plunger will be easier to press when the nozzle is wider @Loving my Oldies

 

T.

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Boronia   

Can you lightly squeeze a bulb? if you can what about using a battery hydrometer tester, Supercheap should have them  hydrometer

I think brew shops may also have similar

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Soft silicone  baby feeding spoon,  soft in the mouth &  easier cleaning,  I hope you can find something that helps soon :)

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Thanks to all the suggestions (I’m so amazed at the efforts people have gone to to give me links, suggestions, etc ..... :thanks: :thanks:) I started a search again and with more parameters from the suggestions, found the syringes in the pic below.  At 30mls they are still big, but they are squeezy soft and I can pour the food into them and just use one throughout the day.  Currently, I’ve been using about a dozen 3mls syringes which take me ages to fill and then use huge amounts of water for washing.   At least a week for delivery though :(  :( because I couldn’t find similar in Australia.   

 

49124757808_4e9066b5b7_m.jpgfullsizeoutput_c22 by Cynthia Waters, on Flickr

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