Oxbow Critical Care Carnivore has become just that — critical — here at Hamor Hollow Hedgehogs. We've found that it's the perfect nutritional supplement for malnourished rescue hedgehogs that we take in, and it works amazingly as a nutritional supplement for nursing mother hedgehogs. Additionally, if a mother hedgie isn't producing enough milk, we also use Oxbow for hand-feeding babies.
Older hedgehogs, hedgehogs that have become ill or are recovering from surgery, and hedgehogs taking medications like antibiotics may occasionally have digestive issues. Recovery foods like Oxbow can provide full nutrition, assist with digestion, and promote a healthy appetite, especially with hedgehogs that have problems chewing.
We generally mix two tablespoons of Oxbow into one tablespoon of water in a small food dish or ramekin. Hedgehogs have different texture preferences so, if the mixture is too thick, then add an additional teaspoon of water and mix.
If your hedgie has completely lost their appetite, then use a feeding syringe to slowly squirt the mixed liquid into their mouth. Refrigerate any uneaten liquid to finish feeding later.
Note: It will take a long time for a hedgehog to consume a full package of milk replacer. We freeze all unused powder, as it quickly thaws while mixing.
As a general guideline, mix 2 parts Critical Care - Carnivore to 1 part water. The volume of water may be adjusted to achieve desired consistency. Divide into several feedings. Water should be available to the animal at all times. For more precise preparation directions, visit Oxbow Vet Connect.
Carnivore Care is a specially-formulated recovery food for carnivores with poor nutritional status resulting from illness or surgery. This product contains beneficial omega fatty acids and easily digestible proteins derived from premium quality egg and poultry sources to support nutrient absorption and optimize energy levels. Carnivore Care is calorically-dense designed to provide daily energy requirements for your pet even in small portions.
Critical Care — Carnivore is a premium recovery food for carnivores with poor nutritional status resulting from illness or surgery. This specially-formulated product contains beneficial omega fatty acids and easily digestible proteins derived from premium quality egg and poultry sources to support nutrient absorption and optimize energy levels. Critical Care — Carnivore is calorically-dense by design, requiring less volume intake to meet daily energy requirements.
- Specially formulated for obligate carnivores (including hedgehogs, ferrets, cats, hawks, monitors, snakes, and other carnivorous species)
- Powdered formula mixes easily to desired consistency
- High palatability from whole egg and dried chicken
- Contains added Taurine and L-Carnitine
- Easily flows through feeding tube or syringe
- Ruminant free
- Does not contain organ meats or grain products
- Can be used prior to occult GI blood testing
- Properly balanced essential and beneficial Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
- Calorically dense — less volume intake for daily energy requirements
Ingredients: Dried Whole Egg, Poultry Meal, Fish Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Silicone Dioxide, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Biotin, Taurine, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Sodium Benzoate, L-carnitine, L-Ascorbyl-2- Monophosphate (Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Pyroxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement
- Crude Protein (min) 45.00%
- Crude Fat (min) 32.00%
- Crude Fiber (max) 3.00%
- Moisture (max) 10.00%
- Ash (max) 8.00%
- Calcium (min) 1.40%
- Calcium (max) 1.80%
- Phosphorus (min) 1.20%
- Iron (min) 300 mg/kg
- Copper (min) 10 mg/kg
- Vitamin A (min) 25,000 IU/kg
- Vitamin D3 (min) 1,850 IU/kg
- Vitamin E 150 (min) IU/kg
- Taurine 0.20%
- Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) (min)* 400 mg/kg
- L-Carnitine 500 mg/kg
- Omega 3 Fatty Acid (min)* 1.00%
- Omega 6 Fatty Acid (min)* 7.60%