Dosage information received via email from Allyson at Platinum Performance, Inc. who consulted their staff nutritionist:
Guinea Pigs 600-900 grams administer between 0.4cc-0.6cc total daily, split into 2-4 feedings.
Guinea Pigs 950-1400 grams administer between 0.7cc-1.0cc total daily, split into 2-4 feedings.
- You can quote me
Put a little squirt of about 0.2cc on your finger. Smell it. Would you eat it? I know that sounds dumb, but you get the idea. You could probably even taste it yourself without doing yourself any harm.
Then, just hold your finger out to your pig. See if s/he'll lick it or taste it willingly before you draw it up into a syringe (if it'll go) and administer it like a med.
- Little Jo Wheek
Ideally, I would recommend as does Platinum, to divide the dosing into at least 3 during the day (one every 8 hours), unless it was an emergency. I have "bolused" a single larger dose when the pig had severe GI problems and the blowouts that precede death. Thankfully, the pig fully recovered with emergency treatment and supportive care. That was in the past 6 months.
Previous to that, I had about a 60-75% death rate when the pigs get that severe blow-out diarrhea--even with emergency treatment.
That stuff tastes horrible, so I doubt any pig would take it willingly. Smaller amounts I think help with that, too.
If you don't use a syringe, you will be very hard pressed to get it in their mouths. I tried mixing it in with the CC of one of my guys who LOVED CC... it totally tainted everything and he would have nothing to do with it AND he snubbed CC for 2 feedings after that apparently until he was convinced it was the real deal.