Are all critical care products the same?
There are a couple of grass based critical care products on the market today. Ground grass based formulas are designed for herbivores only, and we view these as more recovery / nursing diets for when animals are starting to eat again (perhaps after an illness or to help the weaning of young small animals). These grass based formulas can be mixed with Vetark CCF Critical Care Formula to raise the fibre level when the animal is hydrated properly and is able to cope with fibre.
Vetark CCF Critical Care Formula is a zero residue liquid feed for all animals, including birds. It can be administered easily by syringe, by lapping or by a feeding tube in collapsed animals. It is also fine enough in consistency to go through a nasogastric tube used by veterinary surgeons.
CCF is a crucial element in nursing small species, in particular very young animals which quickly chill and lose the energy needed to continue feeding. It can be vital to get CCF into them to encourage their natural survival instinct to kick in and start feeding again.