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Our Oral Syringes ensure a sturdy connection to feeding tubes, and are available in several sizes. It is worth noting that tube feeding syringes with a silicone o-ring have a superior smooth action and are therefore suited to re-use. Oral syringes are usually orange, which indicates that they are for oral or tube feeding.

Oral Syringes Feature:

  • Great for administering medication accurately, either directly in the mouth or during tube feeding (interrupt feeding by pinching the feeding tube and swapping syringes).
  • Silicone o-ring for superior smooth action and improved re-use
  • Amber-coloured plunger provides contrast between content and barrel
  • The clear barrel provides a simple view of content
  • Bold print makes reading scale markings easy
  • Markings for both metric MLS and tsp measures on two sides
  • Non-luer compatible
  • Non-sterile (single wrapped food hygiene standard)

How big a syringe do I need?

You should get more than one syringe, and more than one size, if you do not already have tube feeding syringes at hand. A puppy will take approximately 1 ml/cc per 1oz/28.3g bodyweight. This means that a 250g puppy can take approx 250g/28.3g = 8.8mls in a feed. So, to start with they need at least a 10ml syringe. Keep in mind that they will grow, and for a 250g puppy it would be wise to get both a 10ml and 20ml syringe, and at least one of each, if not more.

New to tube feeding?

Tube feeding is often the safest and only method of feeding a newborn puppy, especially weak and low birthweight puppies, who may lack a suckling reflex or are too weak to suckle efficiently. More often than not, the first time we tube feed is in an emergency and we may not be confident or mentally prepared for it. And it may be scary. The second time is easier, and before you know it, you are a pro. Because it saves many a puppy, tube feeding is an invaluable skill for breeders and animal carers. Most importantly is to know to never trim a feeding tube, and never feed a cold baby. Watch this video of correct tube feeding preparation and technique by Myra Savant Harris

Don’t forget to check out our selection of compatible feeding tubes (with oral fitting) also! Sizes available and approximate suitability for puppies based on weight:

    • 3.5FG (<150g puppies)
    • 5FG (100-250g)
    • 6FG (200-350g)
    • 8FG (300-500g)
Weight0.001 kg
Syringe size

1ml, 3ml, 5ml, 10ml, 20ml, 35ml, 60ml


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