Oasis Vita-Drops Concentrated High Potency Pure C for Guinea Pigs 2oz
Oasis Vita-Drops Concentrated High Potency Pure C for Guinea Pigs
Oasis Vita-Drops for guinea pigs are a convenient way to assure your guinea pigs (also known as cavies) are receiving their daily intake of vitamin C. Guinea pigs, like humans, cannot manufacture their own vitamin C internally and must consume a fresh supply daily. Consumption of vitamin C each and every day is vital to promote normal growth and development and prevent the disease known as scurvy. This water soluble vitamin concentrate provides the 25 mg that all guinea pigs need daily to prevent scurvy. Oasis Vita-Drops Pure Vitamin C is formulated using the highest quality stabilized vitamin C possible, and is based on a 25 mg daily dose.
Recommended Doses: The average adult guinea pig weighs approximately 2 - 2.5 lbs and drinks 4 ounces of water per day. At this rate - using 2 drops of Oasis Vita-Drops pure vitamin C per ounce of water - the Vita-Drops mixture yields 25 mg of vitamin C. Any unused vitamin C is excreted in the urine.
Normal healthy guinea pigs of all ages & sizes = 25 mg (8 drops of Vita-Drops Pure C) daily.
Pregnant or nursing guinea pigs = 37.5 mg (12 drops of Vita-Drops Pure C) daily.
Guinea pigs showing signs of stress or scurvy = 50 mg (16 drops of Vita-Drops Pure C) daily.
Mega-dose for guinea pigs with deficiency/scurvy = 100 mg (32 drops of Vita-Drops Pure C) daily.
Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian if you think your pet is ill. Use of the increased doses for guinea pigs showing the signs of scurvy should be temporary dosing only. If the animal is too ill or stressed to eat or is not drinking water, use an eye dropper to put the recommended dose of Vita-Drops directly into mouth followed by several drops of water.
For use with drinking water: Use a sanitary water bottle instead of an open water dish which can be easily contaminated. Add 2 drops to each ounce of drinking water (i.e. 32 drops per 16 ounce water bottle). Change the water daily since vitamin C is quickly oxidized, especially when exposed to sunlight.
For use with food: Randomly scatter 8 drops of Vita-Drops directly onto the surface of the daily food ration. Check to be sure that the vitaminized feed has been consumed within 24 hours. If the guinea pig refuses to eat the fortified food, feed the usual plain diet for 3 days and try again. Guinea pigs have good appetites, and usually accept the new feed mixture immediately. It is very important that guinea pigs not go without food by refusing the fortified feed.
Store Oasis Vita-Drops in a cool dry place...may be refrigerated, protect from heat and freezing.
Keep out of reach of children. Shake well before usin