Critical Care®

Critical Care® is a premium recovery food which can be given to herbivores that are unwilling to eat their normal diet due to illness, surgery or poor nutritional status. This specially formulated product contains all the essential nutrients of a complete diet as well as high-fiber timothy hay to ensure proper gut physiology and digestion. Available in Anise and Apple-Banana Flavors. Sizes: 36g, 141g, 454g (anise), 141g, 454g (apple-banana).

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Critical Care® should only be purchased from licensed veterinarians.
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Ingredients

Timothy Grass Meal, Soybean Hulls, Soybean Meal, Wheat Germ, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Chloride, Cane Molasses, Salt, Potassium Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Monophosphate (Vitamin C), Soybean Oil, Magnesium Sulfate, Papaya, Pineapple, Limestone, Natural Flavor, Oat Groats, Wheat Middlings, Yeast Culture (dehydrated), Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate,Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin A Supplement, Folic Acid, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Thiamin Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein (min) 16.00%
  • Crude Fat (min) 3.00%
  • Crude Fiber (min) 21.00%
  • Crude Fiber (max) 26.00%
  • Moisture (max) 10.00%
  • Ash (max) 10.00%
  • Calcium (min) 0.40%
  • Calcium (max) 0.60%
  • Phosphorus (min) 0.20%
  • Metabolized Energy 24 kcal/tbsp

Additives

  • Vitamin A (min) 19,000 IU/kg
  • Vitamin D3 (min) 900 IU/kg
  • Vitamin E 190 (min) IU/kg
  • Vitamin B12 (min) 13 mcg/kg
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) (min) 10,000 mg/kg
  • Niacin (min) 60 mg/kg
  • Iron (min) 300 mg/kg
  • Zinc (min) 100 mg/kg
  • Copper (min) 18 mg/kg

Feeding Directions

Shake well before using.  Mix 1 part Critical Care® 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.)  Herbivorous reptiles: Mix 1 Tbsp per kg of body weight daily.  Amounts are general guidelines.  Divide into 4 to 6 feedings unless specified by your veterinarian. Water should be available to the animal at all times. Prepare fresh at each feeding; discard after 24 hours. Store in a cool, dry place.

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Critical Care® was developed and is recommended because we understand your need for an effective, versatile choice that you can trust for the treatment of your pet. Critical Care is a premium recovery food which can be given to herbivores that are unwilling to eat their normal diet due to illness or surgery. This specially-formulated product contains all the essential nutrients of a complete diet as well as high-fiber timothy hay to ensure proper gut physiology and digestion.

“Oxbow Critical Care has helped an incredible number of rabbits and guinea pigs that otherwise might not have survived without it. Thank God you created it!”
Dr. Sue Horton
Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital - Skokie, IL

“(Critical Care) smells so good I want to eat it. We mix it with a little water and apple juice and some anorectic pets eat it out of a bowl.”
Sharon Hollars, DVM
Summertree Animal & Bird Clinic – Dallas, TX

“The use of Critical Care has reduced the mortality rate among critically ill rabbit and guinea pig patients by at least 40%. I would not practice rabbit or guinea pig medicine without this product on my shelf.”
Dr. Gregory Rich
West Esplanade Animal Hospital - New Orleans, LA

“These products have been a Godsend for exotic medicine. I could not contemplate doing veterinary medicine without it.”
Dr. Richard Weger
Calgary North Veterinary Hospital – Calgary, Canada

“I have seen several rabbits with gastric stasis. Until I found Critical Care I always had problems with response to treatment. Now that I have Critical Care it is my first and often only treatment needed.”
Lois Davis, DVM
James River Animal Hospital – Nixa, MO

“I believe you have quality hay, pellets and Critical Care products which have saved many a rabbit and guinea pig. Prevention and or early use of your products provide small mammals a healthy life.”
Dr. David Kersting
Bird Medicine & Surgery – Chesterfield, MO

“My patients recover so much more quickly when I incorporate Critical Care into their treatment. The small herbivores I see thrive on the Oxbow feeding products.”
Dr. Vanessa Rolfe

“Failure to thrive uromastix neonates tube fed with finely ground Critical Care through a 20 ga ball-ended feeding needle. Before treatment (sid feeding) 80% death rate over 6-10 days. After support instituted >90% survival with tube feeding discontinued in 1 to 2 weeks. Survivors continued longer than 6 months.”
Mark Setser DVM, MS
All Creature Veterinary Hospital – Tulsa, OK

“I love all the products, especially the Critical Care diet for hospitalized bunnies and my rats love the Regal Rat.”
Loretta Pantenburg, DVM
Summertree Animal Clinic – Dallas, TX