With virtually nothing on the market for megacolon bunnies, especially holistic/natural support, we knew we had to take matters into our own hands for our special megacolon bunny, Delilah. So, after a lot of diligent research and consultation with our mentor Lucile Moore (author of Rabbit Nutrition and Nutritional Healing amongst other well-known rabbit care books), we developed this powerful yet gentle restorative blend specifically designed to support megacolon bunnies. This blend works well in conjunction with our Megacolon Tablets.
Delilah's Megacolon Tonic is a mixture of antispasmodics, anti-inflammatories, and herbs that specifically help with absorption of nutrients, countering irritation in the gut lining, and soothing mucous membranes of the GI tract. Plantain is a wonderful gut-motility herb, and echinacea of course is a powerful immune booster. Dandelion and milk thistle support the liver. Schisandra berry is an adaptogenic herb which has anti-inflammatory and stress-reducing effects. High vitamin C herbs like rose hips are included as well (Vitamin C helps with improvement in fecal shape and output).
While this blend is designed specifically with megacolon in mind, it can also be safely given to small pets who do not have megacolon.
NOTE: This blend is an adjunct/complementary approach to the megacolon disorder by adding nutritional support, as a lack of nutrient absorption is part of the disease process. It is NOT a substitute for medication. The most important thing is medical management and working closely with a rabbit-savvy vet who believes in megacolon as a diagnosis/congenital disease.
NET WEIGHT: 3 oz
INGREDIENTS: Rose Hips*, Chicory Root*, Plantain Leaf*, Alfalfa Leaf*, Dandelion Root*, Marshmallow Root*, Chamomile*, Dandelion Leaf*, Oatstraw*, Yucca Root*, Milk Thistle Seed*, Peppermint Leaf*, Schisandra Berry*, Slippery Elm Bark*, Thyme*, Oregano* (*certified organic)
Crude Protein (min) 10.6%
Crude Fat (min) 7.90%
Crude Fiber (max) 9.43%
SUGGESTED USE: 1-2 TBSP daily per 5 lbs body weight, especially during heavy molts. Sprinkle over food, directly onto a mat or dish, or stuff a pinch into chew toys to promote feeding, foraging, and enrichment.
SUITABLE FOR: rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice
STORAGE: for maximum freshness transfer to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight
SHELF LIFE: dried goods will stay viable for 1-3 years if properly stored; beyond that potency begins to decline but they are still safe to consume
Forages are a healthy complementary addition to your pet's daily diet. Serving size formulated for the average healthy rabbit; consult with an expert about recommended dosage for other species. Minimum age for use is 6 months. Always introduce new foods slowly. Product does not replace proper vet care or medication.
QUALITY ASSURANCE: This product has been reviewed and recommended by Lucile Moore PhD, widely recognized rabbit expert and author of Rabbit Nutrition and Nutritional Healing.