Any suggestions for any other way to give them extra C? Is there a liquid vitamin C that I can give?
Sorbitol, syrup, acerola cherry extract, rose hip extract, natural guava liquid flavor, natural raspberry flavor, natural blueberry flavor."
. Right now my guys will take a crushed tab in a syringe. I'll try sprinkling ity on their greens to get them used to it though.
If you are really ambitious, you can order vitamin c powder and glycerin (to dissolve) on Amazon (make sure they are food grade, not just cosmetic grade). You can flavor it with juice from a blender if you want. You can make it as "natural" as possible this way, and you can mix small enough quantities that you don't have to worry about it degrading.
I hesitate about sprinkling food with the powder just because I want to ensure each pig gets at least 25 mg. The recommended dose is 50, but they get veggies as well.
http://www.planetrx.com/p/hi-tech-pharmaceuticals_choice-vit ... /181802.html
I have used several of the products on that site.
I recline the pig in my arms, hold the head with one hand so that I can see those big chompers. I place the pill into the side of the lips so that it slips behind the chompers. I then give it a little push with my finger so it goes to the back of the mouth (yes my finger is slightly in the mouth). I make sure this is all done by the side of the mouth so I don't get chomped on. I've never been bit this way. I've also never had one spit it out. Remember to do it fast though, no slow motion. ;)
All my pigs HATE Vit. C so when I've had to give it to them, its always by force.
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The Planet RX site doesn't show the label - if you have a bottle, can you see what else is in it?
A few of my pigs will take the tab as a treat right out of my hand. The two newest adoptees - recovering from mites and ringworm - need it the most and won't eat the tabs. I've been crushing a tab and putting it in a tiny bit of water then syringe feeding that to them. They love it, but it is a little more work than just handing them a tablet. . .Just trying to minimize my work if possible.
Thanks for the replies - and if there are any more suggestions out there have at it!