It’s important to consult your veterinarian on the correct feeding schedule, feeding method and food for your dog. If your puppy is a newborn and has developed a suck reflex, teat and puppy feeding syringes can be an excellent solution.
Visit your favorite neighborhood Petco Pet Care Center to pick up the approved food and your feeding syringe for dogs. We carry large syringes for feeding adult dogs or smaller puppy bottles and nursing kits for your pint-sized pups.
Load the syringe with food or medication depending on its use. It may be necessary to add a little water to wet food to make a semi-liquid mixture or use a food processor or blender. Gently insert the syringe into the corner of your dog’s mouth and—slowly— depress the plunger, allowing the food to flow onto their tongue so they can swallow. You should never squirt food or water down your pet’s throat or dispense it too fast, as this may cause them to breathe the liquid into their lungs, leading to pneumonia or other lung issues. Once the dog syringe is empty, make sure you clean it thoroughly.