Critical Care Formula is a complementary feed for reptiles, birds and mammals. It comprises a unique blend of energy supplying glucose with protein concentrate, and can be used in all species.
It has been developed for the nutritional support of birds, mammals and reptiles whose metabolism may be disturbed, in instances such as loss of appetite, starvation, surgery and periods of recovery.
The formulation is a mixture of selected short chain maltodextrins (derived from corn starch) and a protein concentrate supplemented with amino acids. CCF should be made up freshly each time, it has great benefits over commonly used liquid formulations of easily digestible carbohydrates in that it is a powder and can be stored until a small amount is needed. CCF in powder form remains stable for months (provided that the container is sealed) and also provides a suitable protein source which counters the hypoproteinaemic states of catabolism, which in birds especially is a major problem.
CCF is the ultimate product for emergency feeding of ANY SPECIES. The protein source has been designed to match the constituents of whole egg protein.
Each 100g contains 361 kcal of energy and 14.4g of protein, this aims to provide 4g protein/100kcal. Made up at 1: 2, it provides 1.4kcal/ml. The osmolality is carefully regulated to ensure absorption, it should not be used more concentrated than this.
For administering directly CCF can be mixed at a rate of 1 scoop (5ml) plus 3-5 scoops of water.
Birds: Use 1 scoop per 200g of animal being supplemented per day. If crop tubing, we recommend to split into 2-3 feeds a day.
As a simple supplement for animals needing extra energy, CCF can be added to the drinking water at a rate of 1 scoop per 200ml.