Like humans, most small animals, such as guinea pigs, do not produce the vitamin C they need for good health. They need to ingest this vitamin from their diets and supplements. It can be difficult to tell how much vitamin C your pet is getting from their diet of leafy-greens, hay and pellets. Consequently, the most common vitamin deficiency in small animals is vitamin C.
Signs of vitamin C deficiency include rough coat, anorexia, diarrhea, bleeding gums, lameness and pain. If left untreated, the vitamin C deficiency can lead to scurvy, which presents itself as listlessness, joint and mobility problems, rough coat, general weakness and hair loss. The good news is that this deficiency, while common, is also the most preventable.
Oxbow Daily C Tablets take the guesswork out of determining whether or not your pet is receiving the correct amount of vitamin C in her diet. Oxbow Daily C Tablets can be hand-fed directly to your pet, put in their food bowl, offered at playtime like a treat, or placed directly in their mouth.
Tablets are recommended over supplements that are added to water because vitamin C breaks down quickly in water, losing its potency. It will quickly become ineffective, especially if your pet drinks their water over a longer period of time. If your pet does not finish the water, they will not receive the right amount of the supplement for optimum health. And if the supplement changes the taste of the water (which is common), your pet may refuse the water altogether, which can lead to additional health issues.
Owners agree that their guinea pigs, bunnies, gerbils and chinchillas love the Oxbow Daily C Tablets and view them as treat! When they hear the rattle of the bottle, they run to the front of their cages! Oxbow Daily C Tablets gives your pet a great coat and prevents scurvy. It is so easy, and so good for them!