|01-20-2019, 08:52 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2017
Fist-Aid Kit updates?
I've been reading the thread with the recommended First-Aid Kit supplies.
I see the thread is over 10 years old. Has anything changed?
Is Hills A/D canned cat food still recommended to keep on hand in case syringe feeding is needed?
Is Ensure needed in addition? Is Bene-bac something that could be used in place of Ensure?
here with my new Mecki-- born 2/12/19
Last edited by Mecki; 01-20-2019 at 08:55 PM.
|01-21-2019, 09:12 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Hills A/D is a great food for syringe feeding. It is a high calorie food that is easily digestable. I typically have a can on hand as a just in case, however you can get away with a good pate style canned cat food. Last year I started using Wellness chicken pate instead of Hills A/D for a hedgehog. She was losing weight on Hills, we switched to Wellness and she regained her weight.
Bene-bac and Ensure are very different products.
Bene-bac is a probiotic meant to help the digestive system when a hedgehog has green stools. A common problem when they are on antibiotics. I personally won't use bene-bac. Instead I use a high count probiotic sold in health food stores for humans. A sprinkle on their food often will help.
Ensure is meant to be a liquid food replacement. I used to use this a lot, but look at the ingredient list. Its not food in my book, but instead its mostly sugar. I typically don't worry about this anymore.
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