Suggestions for hand feeding moist cat food to sick cat.
My sick cat is being force fed. I have special high nutrition food which is very soft, like baby food. The vet gave me a syringe to use for the moist cat food, but it doesn't work. I sawed off the tip to make it wider (~ 4 mm, which meant cutting off the whole tip), but it still can't suck up the food very well. Though soft, it's not velvety smooth like baby food.
I've been using a popsicle stick, and have to scoop up a pea sized lump, pry open her mouth, and scrape it off on her tongue or teeth. It takes a very long time to get enough into her. She doesn't actually resist (A previous cat did, and there is quite a difference), but it's not like she listens to "open wide".
Any suggestions? Thanks!