Assist (forced) feeding 3: Herbivore formula

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Assist (forced) feeding 3: Herbivore formula

Be sure to read the precautions and preparations outlined in the other assisted feeding tips before trying this at home. A botched attempt can injure or kill your pet. The human food supplement Ensure is easier for a weakened system to digest than vegetable matter, so a good formula is to mix Ensure with about 25% to 50% strained baby food such as bananna, carrot, sweet potato or peas. A spoonful of acidophilous yogurt or a small dab of a probiotic product such as Foal Starter can have a beneficial effect on bacteria in the gut. For more information, see Melissa Kaplan's excellent article on emaciation protocol in the Picky Eaters links section.



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