What does Oxbow Critical Care do?

Your veterinarian recommends using Oxbow’s Critical Care™ for your pet. Critical Care™ is a superior pet food which can be given voluntarily or by syringe feeding to herbivores which are unable to eat their normal diet due to illness or surgery.

How long does Oxbow Critical Care last?

2 years
Oxbow guarantees the Critical Care product UNOPENED for 2 years (based on the best by date on the package). Once OPENED, the product is good for 30 days. Oxbow can no longer guarantee the freshness and stability of the product beyond these time periods. Therefore, we do not recommend using the product past these dates.

How do you make Oxbow Critical Care?

Mix 1 part Critical Care – Herbivore® with 2 parts warm water to the desired consistency. The volume of water may be adjusted depending on feeding method. Herbivorous mammals: Mix 3 Tbsp per kg of body weight daily. (1 Tbsp is equal to approximately 9 grams.)

Does Critical Care expire?

Critical Care Carnivore has a very high level of fat and should be stored in the fridge and used within 7 days after opening. Unopened bags of Critical Care can be stored in a cool, dry location for up to 2 years after the manufacturing date (see Best By Date on the bag).

Can you overfeed Critical Care?

Metabolic complications from overfeeding critically ill patients are serious and sometimes fatal. Nutrition care is best provided through repeated evaluation of patients’ responses to feeding. Nutrition support may need to be modified over time to maintain metabolic stability and promote recovery.

Can you reuse Critical Care?

Yes, due to the physical characteristics of the hay in the Critical Care, absorption properties can differ from one batch to the next.

Does Oxbow Critical Care need to be refrigerated?

What is the shelf life after it is mixed? Unused mixed Critical Care should be refrigerated and used within 24 hours.

How often should you feed Critical Care?

Amounts. It is generally agreed that you should aim to feed approximately 8-12ml/kg of the mixture, four times a day to give a sufficient amount. It is however, important to be guided by your patient as some rabbits will not tolerate this much or will need to take smaller amounts more frequently.

What is rabbit Critical Care?

Critical Care(TM) is a superior pet food which can be given voluntarily or by syringe feeding to herbivores which are unable to eat their normal diet due to illness or surgery.

When should I stop feeding my rabbit syringe?

The syringe should be removed between mouthfuls and the rabbit’s head stroked to encourage this. If the rabbit is refusing to swallow at all, then the feeding should be stopped and the patient re-assessed to avoid the risk of aspiration and choking.

How do I prepare for Critical Care?

Make Critical Care

  1. ​ Prepare everything you need before getting started. ​ Spoon for mixing. Catheter Tip Syringe.
  2. ​ Mix the Critical Care and water. The consistency should resemble a sloppy porridge. Suck the mix up with the syringe. OR.
  3. ​ Add the powdered Critical Care and water in a 1:2 ratio. ​ HINT.. Use warm water.
  4. Home.

When should reprocessing be used?

When used on patients, reusable devices become soiled and contaminated with microorganisms. To avoid any risk of infection by a contaminated device, reusable devices undergo “reprocessing,” a detailed, multistep process to clean and then disinfect or sterilize them.

What is Oxbow critical care?

It is highly versatile and can be tube fed, assist fed by a syringe or spoon, or self-fed by bowl or as a topper. Whether an animal’s lack of appetite is a result of illness, post-surgical recovery or pain, Oxbow Critical Care plays an important part in the patient’s recovery as it contains all of the essential nutrients of a complete diet.

Why choose oxbow Manor Care Home?

At Oxbow Manor, residents in our care homes enjoy fulfilling lifestyles, with a variety of activities, entertainment and outings.

What is critical care?

Critical Care contains all the essential nutrients of a complete diet, as well as high-fiber timothy hay to support proper gut physiology and digestion. Highly versatile – can be tube fed, assist-fed by syringe or spoon, or self-fed by bowl or as top dressing