Can I store mixed Critical Care in the fridge?

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Post   » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:56 pm

If I were to make a batch for a day (lets say, I mixed 1/2 a tablespoon of Critical Care with 1 tablespoon of water to make about 21ml of Critical Care mix) one morning, but I want to give it to my piggie in 5-6 doses (that same day) can i just store that large batch in the fridge just for that 1 day and go in to draw up 3 ml for each feeding? Or is that bad? I would throw it out by the end of the day. The bag says to make a fresh batch each feeding but I don't see how it would be possible to make such a small amount (I also have a dwarf hamster and gerbils which are both very small)

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Post   » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:59 pm

That sounds okay. To be most safe, you would have 5 syringes and draw each individual feeding, then put it back in the fridge. Clean the syringes for the next feeding. This way the syringes don't contaminate the food.

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Post   » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:51 pm

I always make up a batch for a day when I'm giving Critical Care. You'll have to dilute it some more each time, and be sure to warm it a bit in the microwave. Mine really don't like it cold.

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Post   » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:17 am

I make daily batches when a pig needs more than a few days of CC. Instead of just adding water, I make a veg (or a fruit juice even for non diabetic pigs) by mixing it in water with my blender. Each day a new type of vegs, that surely keeps them interested to be force fed for weeks. It stores well in the fridge.

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