Tip is cut off almost to the barrel of a 1cc syringe
Hole is widened with a tool (awl) I keep for that purpose
After I clip the syringe tip, I just insert the awl and rotate it around a few times to widen the hole.
Lightly file cut end to smooth any rough edges
Critical Care is mixed to a consistency just slightly looser than Cream of Wheat. A higher volume of the thinner CC may need to be fed to achieve the proper dose.
Because there is a smaller amount being worked with, the formula can be stirred between fillings to keep the formula thin (in larger syringes, I’ve found that it starts to thicken pretty fast).
The formula comes out of the syringe in droplets. This makes it very easy to feed smaller amounts at a time. Add water as needed to thin the Critical Care.
Critical Care by Oxbow; given via a spoon in the beginning
Eating Critical Care from a spoon - she loved it!
Eating Critical Care from a spoon
Jasmine being fed Oxbow's Critical Care in a 35cc syringe
The stiffer version was a supplement to her hay, pellets, and veggies and was to maintain her eight
Jasmine eating some of the tub of Critical Care that was donated to her by her vet
A stiffer version (less water) was used when the CC was put in a little dish
Snowy's feed is being supplemented with Oxbow's Critical Care to try to put some weight on her.