Carnivore Care™

Carnivore Care™ is a premium recovery food designed for carnivores that are unwilling to eat their normal diet. Formulated by animal nutritionists and veterinarians with exotic pet care expertise, Carnivore Care™ meets 100% of the needs of a sick or convalescing obligate carnivore. Carnivore Care™ is a 45% protein, 32% fat formulation with added vitamins and minerals. This specially formulated product contains easily digestible proteins derived from high quality egg and poultry sources to enhance nutritional absorption. This unique blend comes in a convenient powder formula that, when mixed with water, allows for just the right amount of Carnivore Care™. Sizes: 70g and 340g.

Carnivore Care™ should only be purchased from licensed veterinarians.
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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

Guaranteed Analysis

  • 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 1.20%
  • Copper (min) 10 mg/kg
  • Vitamin A (min) 25,000 IU/kg
  • Vitamin D3 (min) 1,850 IU/kg
  • Vitamin E (min) 150 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%
  • Metabolizable Energy (Calculated) 24 kcal/Tbsp

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles

Feeding Directions

As a general guideline, mix 2 parts Carnivore Care™ 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.

Feeding Methods

Assist Feeding:

Prepare a thin paste in a mixing bowl and either draw the mixture through the top of the syringe or scoop the paste into the back of a syringe in which the plunger has been removed. Replace the plunger and slowly administer small amounts until the recommended dose is fed.

Mix a thick paste and offer it to the pet from a spoon. It may still be necessary to wrap the pet in a soft towel with this feeding method.

Self Feeding:

As the animal recovers, it may not be necessary to continue assist-feeding. Mix a thick paste and place it in the pet’s favorite feeding bowl, enabling the pet to feed itself. Be sure to clean the bowl between feedings.

Top dressing
When the pet is ready to try eating its normal diet, mix in wet or dry Carnivore Care as a top dressing to improve food flavor and stimulate the pet’s appetite.

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Carnivore Care™ was developed and is recommended because we understand your need for an effective, versatile, nutritional choice that you can trust for the treatment of your pet.

“I cannot practice small mammal medicine without Oxbow Products. I sell 5# pellets to all new guinea pig and rabbit clients and they all report an increased overall condition of those that convert. I also use ProLine and feel it significantly contributes to the overall treatment protocol of GI problems, anorexia etc.”
Melissa A. Kling, DVM

"I have used Oxbow’s Carnivore Care to tube feed our fish and carnivorous reptiles that aren’t eating, and the critical care in our herbivorous reptiles that aren’t eating well. I like the fact that you can mix as little or as much as you need, as, with canned critical care dog/cat formulas, the container only remains fresh for about a week."
 Pamela Govett, DVM, DACZM
California Science Center

“I love Critical Care and can’t wait to try Carnivore Care.”
Dr. Judy Weirauch
Research Blvd. Pet and Bird Hospital - Austin, TX USA

“Virtually all of our ferret patients L-O-V-E Carnivore Care!!”
Dr. Connie Orcutt

5.00 out of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
  1. KimMay 12, 2014
    picky ferret loves it
    Rating 5 out of 5
    My older ferret's health goes back and forth, so coming up with a good "soup" mix for him is essential. He's a very picky eater, often kicking kibble out of the dish and refusing anything that doesn't meet his standards, so creating a good mix has been a challenge. The vet's office recommended Carnivore Care and so far he chows it right down! I grind up his regular kibble, add Carnivore Care, some chicken baby food, and warm water. Usually he turns his nose up at my culinary creations, but he loved this! I haven't had to syringe-feed him at all--he licks it right out of his dish. The other ferret and kitten keep trying to get in on his special "treat"...the only problem so far is keeping them away!
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  2. Lorraine SticklandOctober 14, 2014
    Thank you for helping me save my ferret!
    Rating 5 out of 5
    I've been giving Carnivore Care to my ferret for a couple of weeks now. He suddenly dropped a quarter of his body weight and has been nauseous. The cause is currently unknown, though my vet thinks it's nothing more serious than a stomach bug. Once a ferret stops eating, however, it's very difficult to get them going again sometimes. They can let themselves die without human intervention. I'm on my second pouch of your product now, and I'm pretty sure it's the only thing that's kept him alive. Antibiotics made him nauseous again, so I basically had to start over again the other day with forced syringe-feedings, but he no longer looks like a skeleton wrapped in thin fur. His coat is looking healthier, and he's able to walk without falling over now. Additionally my other ferret will finish off what Pepper has left, so Scooter is now looking VERY healthy. Great fur, and he's a little pear-shaped. Not fat, just really healthy. Thank you so much for developing this product.
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  3. Jemma VictoriaSeptember 22, 2014
    Life saving product!
    Rating 5 out of 5
    A year ago before Spyro passed away (leopard gecko), I assist fed her with carnivore care, and after a few weeks she began hunting and eating by herself! She had gained weight, and made a fast recovery after being diagnosed with parasites. Unfortunately, she did pass away, but that was the vets fault as she misdiagnosed Spyro with a different ailment. Anyway, I am now using Carnivore care on a juvenile gecko, who has mbd, and has a poor appetite. 100% recommend this product!
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  4. George MesslerFebruary 10, 2014
    Saved pets life
    Rating 5 out of 5
    Our female ferret was so sick that the first vet just about wrote her recovery off but managed to find a specialist in the middle of a snow storm with blizzard like conditions,She refused to eat at all and even refused syringe and spoon feeding.He put her on Carnivore care and 3 days later she was coming home a happy and nearly healthy ferret.
    We are still adding it every other day to build her weight back up to where it was and will probably continue to use it after her expected full recovery. She and her mate love the food and the bowl is always empty.
    The only downside is the cost.Many people will throw their small animals away instead of going through the cost of medical treatment but in my family the animals are our children and we do what needs to be done.
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  5. Brittany KozlowskiAugust 18, 2014
    Saved my bearded dragon's life!
    Rating 5 out of 5
    I had a 4 year old bearded dragon who, unfortunately, got metabolic bone disease. I was young and I didn't have the money to replace his UVB bulb after it blew out. After 3 years of no UVB, I got the money to rush him to the vet. The vetsaid another week and Edgar would have died - he weighed 12 oz! He gave me Oxbow Critical Care and Edgar started improving instantly. After that, it was leaps and bounds. I received another UVB bulb and Edgar made a full recovery! He now lives happily with my friend in a lovely 75 gallon terrarium. I will always recommend Oxbow Critical Care, and I'm going to be using it soon to help two sickly baby leopard geckos that I rescued.
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