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Does She Need A Supplement?

Jennybug89

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So as some of you know I have been giving our first piggy Rosie Vitamin C supplement since I realised the state she came to me in. We got a new piggy today from the pet shop. She came to them from the breeder yesterday. (yes she is quarantined and yes I would have rescued if there was one near me) Anyway should I give the new baba Vit C to to give her an extra boost? She's eaten a small bit of cucumber lettuce and a few pellets since this morning, maybe some hay, and has pooped and weed when I'm out if the room thankfully.
 
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I have always given a very little supplement of vit C to my piggies and here all vets agree and suggest Cebion drops (but everyone suggests different doses). My piggies had 1 drop of Cebion (6mg) when they were very young. Now that they weigh 800/860g I give them 2 drops (12mg). This amount is only a little supplement because the suggested daily dose of vit C is 20-30mg/kg. But they eat fresh grass and some bell pepper, too (the vet trusts the fresh grass, not the vegs kept into fridges before the sale and then into the fridge at home... and vit C is dramatically reduced). They are growing on very well with no issues so far. Online there is a research about the excess of vit C and its damages, but they talk of huge doses of 3000mg taken daily. A different story...
Lettuce and cucumber are poor of vit C and too much bell pepper (rich of vit C) gives also a great amount of sugars. Kale has vit C but also oxalates; kiwi has sugars; oranges have sugars... :roll:
 

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I have always given a very little supplement of vit C to my piggies and here all vets agree and suggest Cebion drops (but everyone suggests different doses). My piggies had 1 drop of Cebion (6mg) when they were very young. Now that they weigh 800/860g I give them 2 drops (12mg). This amount is only a little supplement because the suggested daily dose of vit C is 20-30mg/kg. But they eat fresh grass and some bell pepper, too (the vet trusts the fresh grass, not the vegs kept into fridges before the sale and then into the fridge at home... and vit C is dramatically reduced). They are growing on very well with no issues so far. Online there is a research about the excess of vit C and its damages, but they talk of huge doses of 3000mg taken daily. A different story...
Lettuce and cucumber are poor of vit C and too much bell pepper (rich of vit C) gives also a great amount of sugars. Kale has vit C but also oxalates; kiwi has sugars; oranges have sugars... :roll:
I suppose no diet will be absolutely perfect but we do what we can!
 
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