But I think a number of GL members still feed our pigs cranberry juice nonetheless? There can't be any harm to it...so I thought it's always worth a try, isn't it? Can you give too MUCH cranberry juice?
Snowy has blood in her urine, probably an UTI, and the first thing I did was buy unsweetened cranberry juice, I've been mixing her critical care with crnaberry juice and water instead of just water, and she seems to like it the same. Do any of you guys mix critical care with juice isntead? and do they work, or not?
I know when my mother's dog was diagnosed with bladder stones I bought her some berry balance which has cranberry and blueberry powder and that really seemed to help (in addition to antibiotics).
He wouldn't take anything with cranberry juice in it though. I had to force syringe it, and that wasn't practical on a long term basis. Cranberries are close enough to a pig's natural, normal diet that I feel it's a 'do no harm' treatment.
- Supporter in '16
Apropos of nothing, I guess, except if you wanted to give them more cranberries in another form.
- Contributor in 2020
I give my stone pigs fresh cranberries when they are in season. I use unsweetened juice, freeze dried or powdered cranberry sprinkled on their greens the rest of the time.
Cranberry juice is mentioned on this page:
Q 1: If cranberry juice is a an effective preventative measure...then would you suggest I feed a little to my pigs a few times a week?
Q 2: how much do I feed? do I dilute it in water 1:1 and syringe feed? I currently mix with critical care...
Q 3: how do you know your pig is a stone pigs....by observing their urine, etc. But I have 7 girls in one cage, maybe I'll just them all a little a day
Berrie are always expensive at the supermarket, I'm sure I've seen cranberries but very very rarely. We get a lot of blueberries and blackberries.
- Contributor in 2020
Stone pigs are those who have been diagnosed with stones by x-ray. The two in my avatar have both had bladder stone surgeries in the past. Which is why I give them cranberries in an effort to keep them from getting any more UTIs which can possibly contribute to more stones.
- Cavy Comic
So now I feed them about 5 cc of cranberry juice MIXED IN with critical care, since they don't like it just the juice alone.
Although they are all healthy pigs, it's okay to feed cirtical care, right? I jsut need them to have some roughage to chew on along with the cranberry juice.