From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2009-04-03 17:02:31 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Washing Feeding Syringes
Thank you for posting, Patti. I learned a lot from your post.
It makes sense that some things would eat at the plastic,
especially things that are caustic.
I have additional questions for anyone who may know: Do acidic
things like lemon juice, vinegar, etc. also eat at the plastic? Are
any syringes made with the less safe types of plastic that can leach
high levels of pseudoestrogens, especially if they have been etched
To me it seems like there are several issues involved if a person
is cleaning instead of replacing and these are some of them:
1. Which medication dregs can cause problems with each other
or for other animals?
2. How can food be best removed from ones used for that? (We
don't, BTW. We've found a type of dropper that works much better
and far more safely than syringes for feeding and it also cleans up
better and more easily, and draw up the soup better. Then we drip
it and let any who need that assist time their own intakes and
but we had to buy in large quantities from them and now people
can buy from places like
just make sure that it is the accordion top one for best results
and best control
but the shipping for that place is horrendous. I did not check
the shipping for the other place.
They clean well with just everyday dish detergent and hot water.
I do not know what type of plastic they use, though.
It looks like the company that made them was bought out
so I don't know if they are being discontinued. Luckily,
usually finger feeding works.
3. Are any syringes made of plastics that will leach pseudoestrogens
if etched or pitted and what cleaning products should be
avoided for those?
4. What will remove the numbers and lines?
5. How can bacterial growth by limited well enough?
I also enjoyed the post on how to buy medication syringes
in quantity, though I do think that it pays to check them
since mismarked syringes have happened before.
--- In email@example.com, Patti Devlin <patti.devlin@...> wrote:
> I get mine at the vet. Everytime I get a new med he gives me a couple.
> then I throw them out after.
> I wouldn't use bleach, or alcohol as bleach and alcohol can degrade
> the plastic (even hard plastic, having worked in an animal testing lab
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