Cautions With Pill Guns For Cats

Study finds the tip can come off of the syringe

Pilling a cat is no fun for anyone, and many cat owners have found one of the best solutions has been the use of a pill gun, but a recent study shows the need for caution. The study reported on 13 cats with 15 cases (two cats were repeat offenders) of cats who accidentally swallowed the silicone tip off a pill gun. In five cases, the cats were induced to vomit and successfully threw up the tip at the veterinary hospital. Nine cases required endoscopy to surgically remove the tip from the cats’ stomachs. In one lucky case, the tip did eventually pass through the cat’s intestines. 

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