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    Hey guys!,

    My Marnie has to have antibiotics (Baytril) for her sneezing

    And she HATES it lol!!

    Itís okay when thereís two of us doing it... but Any tips on how I can do it alone for when my girlfriends at work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    Hey guys!,

    My Marnie has to have antibiotics (Baytril) for her sneezing

    And she HATES it lol!!

    Itís okay when thereís two of us doing it... but Any tips on how I can do it alone for when my girlfriends at work?


    Hi Ross

    Have you seen these links?
    (syringe feeding is the same as medicating, but more of it )


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0dil7iQQCU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ1b49Qsgrk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfROVhKTMxI

    http://www.houserabbit.co.uk/pdfs/Sy...eeding2014.pdf

    http://www.towervets.co.uk/pet-facts...4_286509.shtml

    I use a one ml syringe for just about everything, as I find it easier to manage

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    Thanks mate! The YouTube videos where a lot of help!

    Although Marnie didn’t react as well as those rabbits and it still became quite the fiasco... and now she’s ignoring me lol

    O well only 5 and a half days left of it haha

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    I can't syringe feed Lopsy: he panics at the sight of the towel and the experienced vet nurse had a LOT of difficulty getting him into one for one of his jabs when he was playing up. He becomes all-legs and claws. BUT we have discovered that putting the Baytril on a fenugreek crunchie is acceptable for him He just thinks it's a lovely treat We put it on and wait minimum 8hrs for it to soak in: the crunchies are dished so it doesn't flow off and soaks in nicely. He's not spat one out since if we're medicating him outside though, we have to make sure Aboleth gets something too which can be problematic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    Thanks mate! The YouTube videos where a lot of help!

    Although Marnie didnít react as well as those rabbits and it still became quite the fiasco... and now sheís ignoring me lol

    O well only 5 and a half days left of it haha

    You're welcome

    Good luck for the rest of the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keletkezes View Post
    I can't syringe feed Lopsy: he panics at the sight of the towel and the experienced vet nurse had a LOT of difficulty getting him into one for one of his jabs when he was playing up. He becomes all-legs and claws. BUT we have discovered that putting the Baytril on a fenugreek crunchie is acceptable for him He just thinks it's a lovely treat We put it on and wait minimum 8hrs for it to soak in: the crunchies are dished so it doesn't flow off and soaks in nicely. He's not spat one out since if we're medicating him outside though, we have to make sure Aboleth gets something too which can be problematic!
    hey when you said minimum 8 hours.. what would the maximum be, if I was to soke several servings on a Friday morning, would they last for Saturday and sunday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    hey when you said minimum 8 hours.. what would the maximum be, if I was to soke several servings on a Friday morning, would they last for Saturday and sunday?
    Ooh, I dunno! I expect they'll go too squishy to be handled! I've certainly done it for more than 12hrs before, but never more than about 14hrs, and the whole thing was a bit fragile by about 12hrs! I expect the medication might start to denature if it comes out of solution for too long as well (hopefully someone with more of a grasp of medicinal chemistry than my 16-years-ago A-level will be able to clarify).
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    ahh okay thanks
    I'm going away for a couple of days so my mums looking after them, and I'm trying to make it easy for her, I think ill try mixing it in with some vegetable baby food, fingers crossed that works!

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    mashing up banana with the medicine mixed in seems to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    mashing up banana with the medicine mixed in seems to work!
    Oh excellent, that's so much easier than trying to measure it on to a crunchie! Lopsy always gives any kind aof fruit a good sniff before scoffing it so always notices Hope your Mum copes OK
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