Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: How to use benebac powder.

  1. #1
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,684
    Mentioned
    160 Post(s)
    Quoted
    343 Post(s)
    Thanks
    571
    Thanks
    576 Rec'd/445 Posts

    How to use benebac powder.

    Nothing is wrong with Bella, except doesn't drink water on her own no matter what I do/use. 4 mo now. Plus she's on and off with everything. I sprinkled an included spoonful a couple times. Waiting to see if she'll still eat pellets. Gel form was very difficult for us both. Is it true this can be given daily to help stimulate appetite and you can't overdose it...not that I would put a lot. TIA!

  2. #2
    Administrator bpatters's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    29,943
    Mentioned
    2124 Post(s)
    Quoted
    4127 Post(s)
    Thanks
    222
    Thanks
    7,572 Rec'd/6,054 Posts

    Re: How to use benebac powder.

    Why are you giving Benebac to make her drink water? It's a probiotic designed to aid digestion and calm down the digestive tract, and really has nothing to do with drinking.

  3. #3
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,684
    Mentioned
    160 Post(s)
    Quoted
    343 Post(s)
    Thanks
    571
    Thanks
    576 Rec'd/445 Posts

    Re: How to use benebac powder.

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    Why are you giving Benebac to make her drink water? It's a probiotic designed to aid digestion and calm down the digestive tract, and really has nothing to do with drinking.
    It's to hopefully get her to eat more too. At times she's not a big fan of eating but she checks out ok.

  4. #4
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Mar 28, 2021
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    145
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Quoted
    24 Post(s)
    Thanks
    5
    Thanks
    23 Rec'd/21 Posts

    Re: How to use benebac powder.

    Is Bella underweight? Whenever I get a foster animal that won't eat vegetables, I like to mix veggies with things that they like such as guinea pig pellets. Then I slowly wean them off and mix less and less pellets or treats in until they eat the vegetables alone. I don't know if you've already tried that.

  5. #5
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,684
    Mentioned
    160 Post(s)
    Quoted
    343 Post(s)
    Thanks
    571
    Thanks
    576 Rec'd/445 Posts

    Re: How to use benebac powder.

    Quote Originally Posted by teambenji543 View Post
    Is Bella underweight? Whenever I get a foster animal that won't eat vegetables, I like to mix veggies with things that they like such as guinea pig pellets. Then I slowly wean them off and mix less and less pellets or treats in until they eat the vegetables alone. I don't know if you've already tried that.
    She isn't losing much weight actually probably gains some more. I hold back on the ones she currently hates thinking she's sick of it. She's difficult this way. Their treats are wheatgrass. I don't buy manufactured treats even if ok. I prefer fresh for them.

  6. #6
    Cavy Slave ItsaZoo's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 08, 2018
    Location
    Central MN
    Posts
    638
    Mentioned
    30 Post(s)
    Quoted
    87 Post(s)
    Thanks
    18
    Thanks
    152 Rec'd/146 Posts

    Re: How to use benebac powder.

    I read somewhere that as a rule, young guinea pigs don't like a variety of food. Mine is maybe 6 months, and she isn't fond of variety either. The most important thing is that she eats enough hay, and either pellets or some other nutritious food like a supplement of Critical Care, to make sure she gets the nutrients she needs. In addition, vitamin C is important, and at her age, a little extra calcium which could come from dark green leafy veggies, alfalfa, or young guinea pig pellets.

    As far as drinking water, I'm assuming you've tried a water saucer or cup that's heavy so it can't be tipped, or a smaller size water bottle that she can get her mouth around. The other option is to give leafy veggies dipped in water, or draped over the side of a water saucer.

    You should be able to tell if she's eating enough by tracking her weight and by her output. At her age she should gradually increase in weight, but I've noticed with mine she stays about the same for a few days, maybe drops a few grams one day, then gains a few grams. The trend should continue to show an increase overall.

User Tag List

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •