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Slurry Recommendations Needed

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:56 am
by xHagiaSophia
Our dragon, Arbiter, was diagnosed last year with MBD, MD and Liver Disease. The vet had put her on Oxbow Herbivore care and now wants us to swap over to something called Emeraid Critical Carnivore care along with a supplement called hepforte. We can not find the Emeraid anywhere or the hepforte. Is there any alternate slurries and supplements available anywhere? Recommendations would be appreciated.

Re: Slurry Recommendations Needed

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:25 am
by CooperDragon
The Oxbow is pretty good stuff. You can definitely make your own slurry though. You want it to be about the consistency of baby food. I used to mix squash, green beans, collard greens (and sometimes others) in a blender with some water. Run that through a sieve to get the large bits out. Then I'd run it through a clean dish cloth or cheesecloth to drain enough water to get it to about baby food consistency. I could store that in a jar for a week or so. You can add quite a variety of veges this way.

Re: Slurry Recommendations Needed

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:47 am
by JumpinJellyfish
Oxbow makes a carnivore care as well - did the vet give any reason for recommending the other brand over that? You could probably blend the carnivore and the herbivore ones for a balance, and/or include some of the homemade slurry.

Re: Slurry Recommendations Needed

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:50 am
by JumpinJellyfish

Re: Slurry Recommendations Needed

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:41 am
by xHagiaSophia
From what we could see the Emeraid needs a prescription. The vet is a teaching hospital. Before they sent the Oxbow home with us, but this time did not send the Emeraid or the prescription. They did give us a small ziplock bag with a couple of days of the Emeraid. For now we bought the Oxbow fine grind for herbivores. The Vet also said she could have two bugs a week so we got her some live meal worms and she is eating her veggies which she has never done. I think we will try to homemade slurry too and add some protein powder sometimes if that sounds ok?

Re: Slurry Recommendations Needed

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:36 am
by xHagiaSophia
We got her the Oxbow critical fine ground...It is REALLY thick however when we mix it according to the package. Do you guys think we should water it down a wee bit? It is way thicker than the regular Oxbow herbivore stuff is.

Re: Slurry Recommendations Needed

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:15 am
by CooperDragon
Yeah if it's too thick you can just water it down a little so it passes through a syringe more easily. That will provide some extra hydration too, which is good.