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Do I have to discard a syringe after one dose of medicine?

nyutacom03

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Hi! I have a guinea pig on 4 different things given to us by our vet and they gave us 4 syringe, can I dedicate one syringe to one medicine or do I have to keep buying them? My vet didn't comment on what I asked so I'm here asking for advice!
 

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No a syringe for oral medicine should be fine reused for a week if it is kept for just the one piggy and one medicine. After a week you might want to change it if piggy has medicine longer term. Terumo 1ml syringes from Amazon are good to buy if you have many piggies that might need regular medicine or supplementary syringe feeding with recovery foods, but usually the vet will give you as many as you need x
 

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Hi! I have a guinea pig on 4 different things given to us by our vet and they gave us 4 syringe, can I dedicate one syringe to one medicine or do I have to keep buying them? My vet didn't comment on what I asked so I'm here asking for advice!
You keep using the syringes, just rinse them after use by sucking up water a few times for the inside and the tip.
Some piggies have he bad habit of chewing on the syringe tips when they love a medication and cannot get enough of it; in this case you may need to replace the syringe more quickly.
 
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