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    Question Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    Which is better? The liquid or the tablet? I need to purchase some online and I am not sure what my GP would like or is easier to take. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Please let me know what you have had luck with!

    Anything helps,
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    The tablet is better vitamin c depletes very quickly in water and will make the water taste bad discouraging the pig from drinking. Go with the tablets.

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    Re: Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    Ditto. My pigs didn't mind the taste in the water but it's true that water loses vitamin c quickly. Tablets are better but make sure you get high quality tablets that don't have added sugar. I got some from my vet and the pigs chomp them up like treats (at least one pig does - I'm actually not sure whether they each eat a pill or if one pig is eating both).

    If they don't like the pills whole, you can crush them and sprinkle them in their pellets.

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    Re: Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    My guys love the tablets. I buy the orange-flavoured C tablets for kids, and quarter them for the pigs. They eat them like piggy crack.

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    Re: Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    I use the oxbow vitamin c pellets. I only give them once weekly, just to be sure. They love them and they stay realy well.

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    Re: Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobby
    My guys love the tablets. I buy the orange-flavoured C tablets for kids, and quarter them for the pigs. They eat them like piggy crack.
    Check the ingredients. Most children's chewable vitamins have added sugar which isn't good for the pigs.

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    Re: Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    There is a liquid form of Vitamin C that you give directly to the pigs and it does not go into their water. You can usually find it at health food stores.

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    Yes Re: Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    Thanks everyone for your info, it really helps.
    I was wondering about the liquid vitamin C that you just give to the Gp and not in the water. Anyone use that?
    I am leaning more towards the tablets.
    I am just trying to weigh the pros and cons~

    Dagwell- You said that you give them Oxbow Vitamin C once a week.
    Are you supposed to give them about 10 to 30 mg a day of Vitamin C?
    Or does the week thing work just as well?


    Thanks again everyone

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    Re: Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    I am sure I give them enough fruits and veggies to get vitamin C. My mom got the oxbow things because the vet reccomended them I only give them once a week as a precautionary thing. So I dont have to ever worry about any vitamin c deficiencies.

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    Re: Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    Some people give the oxbow vitamin tablets to their pigs everyday, some give them once or twice per week and some only supplement their piggies when they are sick or pregnant. They are 50mg tablets.

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    Re: Vitamin C~ Liquid vs Tablet?

    My vet said to give the tablets once per day but sometimes I am lax if I'm sure they're getting lots of fresh veggies.

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