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I posted b/f about Leo's problems w/ eating. He had his teeth cut last week. He was doing fine w/ eating, but then he stopped. Anyway, I've been force feeding him. He was at the vet yesterday and got the fluids hunchback, increases in pain meds and added a new antibiotic to the mix. I was told to continue w/ the force feeding until he starts eating regularly. My poor guy lost 3 ounces!
Anyway...based on discussions of what to feed a bun when force feeding. I used baby food before, but yesterday the vet gave me some "critical care for herbivores" made from oxbow. She stated that its better than ground up pellets or baby food. It offers more nutrition. She said that she has been very successful when giving this product to non-eating guneia pigs and buns. You can mix it w/ veggies or fruit for added flavor.
Just wanted to share this product w/ others...
Some vendors that cater to breeders and sell cage systems, watering systems, etc, will sell Critical Care direct. I got some as part pf my initial prep for Pepper. Unmixed it keeps for ages. Pepper has never had more than a mild tummyache from getting into something she shoudln't, so I've never needed it, but I feel better knowing that it's on the shelf.
Yep, I agree it's absolutely great stuff! Thank you for posting about it and letting us know!
I'm very pleased to report that yesterday evening, Leo began eating his veggies. He scarfed down his swiss chard and herbs. He was so crazy w/ eating that he was even using Jessica's head as a table. It was kind of cute. I'm so happy that he's back to eating......
Woohoo! That's GREAT news!!!! Yay Leo and yay good bunny parent!