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Can I Store Mixed Critical Care In The Fridge?

gicogico

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If I were to make a batch for a day (lets say, I mixed 1/2 a tablespoon of Critical Care with 1 tablespoon of water to make about 21ml of Critical Care mix) one morning, but I want to give it to my piggie in 5-6 doses (that same day) can i just store that large batch in the fridge just for that 1 day and go in to draw up 3 ml for each feeding? Or is that bad? I would throw it out by the end of the day. The bag says to make a fresh batch each feeding but I don't see how it would be possible to make such a small amount (I also have a dwarf hamster and gerbils which are both very small)
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Are you talking about critical care , or crittical care fomulare ? Either way Personaly l wouldn't, chance it! Though critical care formula my store better
 

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I've got Oxbow Critical Care sachets in my first aid box, I've just checked and it says to dispose of mixed food after 24 hrs. I'm sure last time I was using it I put any unused mixture in the fridge but took it out 20 - 30 mins before using it so that it wasn't too cold before feeding. I think I was mixing it twice a day.
 

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I use fiberplex - never thought of keeping the syringe to reuse! I hope I never need to use it again but if I do will keep this in mind.
 

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I have stored mixed critical care in the fridge before but disposed of it before the end of the day. Sometimes the OH takes a poorly pig to work too so stores it in the fridge there. I always let it warm up before feeding though or add a bit of warm water. Mine prefer it warm to cold anyway.
 
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