Syringes

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Sean & Rufus, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    Hi-

    Rufus started insulin in November. I am now on my second box of syringes. They are 29 gauge. 1st box no real issues except learning curve. I'm on 2nd pack of 10 in 2nd box and these syringes seem to be more resistant to pushing through, if that makes sense. It's not every syringe but maybe 5 or 6 0ut of about 15 seem harder to push through. Do you think manufacture defect? Should I maybe go for a 31 gauge? Any thoughts?
     
  2. Juliet

    Juliet Well-Known Member

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    I use BD 31 gauge and sometimes they are pretty stiff too. I find twisting instead of pushing the plunger sometimes makes it easier.
     
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  3. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

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    There can be variations between boxes. I think all syringes have a very small coating of lubricant. Before I pull a dose, I always pull the plunger back and forth at least once. That way it is re-primed with the lubricant. Maybe you could try that and see if it helps a bit.
     

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