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  • Charlie Bild rescue formula

    From my original notes:
    Canine Reproduction and Neonatal Care
    Robert Van Hutchinson, DVM
    From a lecture before the St. Clairsville and Fort Steuben Kennel Clubs Inc.
    March 28, 1993

    Charlie Bild's emergency formula replacement : Mix 4 oz. canned milk, 4 oz. water, 1 to 2 egg yolks, 2 crushed Tums tablets, 1 tsp. vegetable oil. Use this only until bitch's milk or proper formula is available (also works for cats)

    Charlie Bild's food supplement for weak puppies or kittens and sick adults : Mix 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp. nonfat dry milk, 1/4 tsp. egg yolk, and water to dissolve everything into a heavy paste--makes one feeding for animals and even sick birds up to 10 pounds. Force feed this mixture every hour twelve times a day until animal takes food willingly again. This is a high-fat, high-sugar, high-protein concentrate for a quick "jump start". (Can be used for most, if not all, mammals.)


  • #2
    This is pretty cool. Thank you for posting this.

    It's a really interesting formula, particularly since it uses ingredients available at even most small grocery stores and convenience stores, so it should be something you can pull together in an actual emergency. While something like nutri-cal is probably preferred if you have to keep doing it over a series of days, at two AM, you're not going to be able to get your hands on any of that quickly. This, you should be able to with just one stop at a single store - which is important in a crisis.


    ----with Sadie, Elsie, Saffron, Peaches & James ----


    • #3
      That's the whole idea--you probably have the stuff on your shelf, or else even a local convenience store would, and it's close enough for one night or so, especially if you have a sick animal or starving kitten and can't leave him or her to get to a store.

      Edited to add: As I said, several of ours would have died without the rescue paste. Only one vet around here carries Nutri-Cal. The pet stores don't have it. One used to have an off-brand, but even they don't any more. One useful human medicine to keep handy if you do a lot of rescue is glucose gel. Since it's meant to revive almost unconscious diabetics from insulin shock, it's formulated to make choking on it unlikely. It's less sticky than Karo syrup (which will work) and can give a nearly starved animal just enough energy to survive until the real food can kick in.



      • #4
        Thanks for posting this - Jill, maybe we should make it into a sticky!!
        Karen A/Publicist


        • #5
          Originally posted by KarenA
          Thanks for posting this - Jill, maybe we should make it into a sticky!!
          Jill Gallo /Manager
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