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Could I Get Some Help With Critical Care Dosage?

threelittlebubs

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My girl has been getting CC for 2 days plus water to top her off. She is eating and drinking but not enough, her poop is still somewhat dry and her urine is dark. She will eat leafy veg and cucumber but not much luck with anything else. I've been giving her 3-5 ml every 3 hours today, and I'm seeing her perk up a bit. I'm not sure how much CC she should be getting? I don't want to discourage her from the hay.

She got her last CC feeding about 3 hours ago. Usually they get their veg in 2-3 hours. I was thinking of doing a CC feed now and then serve the veg in a few hours. Any advice? I'm giving her the CC to deal with gut issues and not eating enough after a round of antibiotics.
 

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What is her weight like?
If you weigh her at the same time every day on a normal kitchen scale, this will let you know if she is getting enough to eat.
A steady decline in weight would indicate she needs more food.
 

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My girl has been getting CC for 2 days plus water to top her off. She is eating and drinking but not enough, her poop is still somewhat dry and her urine is dark. She will eat leafy veg and cucumber but not much luck with anything else. I've been giving her 3-5 ml every 3 hours today, and I'm seeing her perk up a bit. I'm not sure how much CC she should be getting? I don't want to discourage her from the hay.

She got her last CC feeding about 3 hours ago. Usually they get their veg in 2-3 hours. I was thinking of doing a CC feed now and then serve the veg in a few hours. Any advice? I'm giving her the CC to deal with gut issues and not eating enough after a round of antibiotics.
Hi! Please weigh your girl once a day at the same time so you have got a good idea of her food intake and how much top up she needs.

Take the time to read our syringe feeding guide; it tells you how much and how often to feed in a variety of scenarios. Complete Syringe Feeding Guide
As long as her weight is not stable and her poos are not normal-sized, you need to continue to syringe feed and water, as much as she will take. You need to feed more often the less she eats in one go.
 

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Thank you for the advice.
The last vet visit on Aug 25, she was 1180 grams.
She wasn't having eating issues so I wasn't weighing as often. Sep 8 she was 1046 grams. Today (Sep 20) she was 960 grams. I haven't been weighing her at the same time because I only noticed her eating less a few days ago. I will definitely be weighing her tomorrow.
 

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Thank you for the advice.
The last vet visit on Aug 25, she was 1180 grams.
She wasn't having eating issues so I wasn't weighing as often. Sep 8 she was 1046 grams. Today (Sep 20) she was 960 grams. I haven't been weighing her at the same time because I only noticed her eating less a few days ago. I will definitely be weighing her tomorrow.
Continue to syringe feed until you see her eating; a recovering piggy can eating around 15-20 ml of syringe feed in one go. As long as she is eating only very little in each sitting, you need to continue with frequent feed round the clock.

If you find that your piggy doesn't like the recovery formula, try mixing it with mushed up pellets. You may need to prep the tip of the syringe (as shown in the guide). That may go down better.
 
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