Ferrets are the domesticated form of the polecat, which comes from the weasel family. They are obligate carnivores, which means that meat is the primary source of nutrition in the diet. Their all-meat diet is naturally high in fat and protein with very little carbohydrate and fibre. Ferrets fed on home-made diets are often prone to nutritional deficiency, so may benefit from fatty acid, vitamin, mineral or taurine supplementation. Wombaroo Small Carnivore Food can be mixed in with wet food to help balance out nutritional deficiencies. Carni-vite can be mixed in with raw meat to make a balanced diet. Young ferrets are fed a milk that is also high in protein and fat, which is nutritionally similar to Dog Milk. For this reason we recommend to feed orphaned ferrets on Wombaroo Dog Milk Replacer. This product also contains elevated levels of taurine which is an essential nutrient that is required by developing ferret kits. See under resources for more information on hand rearing ferrets.
Multi-vite for Animals
Multi-Vite for Animals is a concentrated, powdered vitamin and mineral supplement for animals.
- Contains 20 vitamins & minerals that are essential to the well-being of animals.
- Use to supplement animals when dietary intake is inadequate.
- Beneficial for breeding, growing or sick animals.
5000mg Folic Acid
3000mg Taurine 6000mg Niacin
200mg Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) 15000mg Iodine
5000mg Potassium (K) 8000mg Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 10000mg Magnesium (Mg) 2000mg Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) 20mg Manganese (Mn) 2000mg Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) 30mg Selenium (Se) 8mg d-α-tocopheral (Vitamin E) 18000mg Zinc
2000mg Phytomenadione (Vitamin K) 2900mg
80g, 400g & 750g.
Boosting dietary intake with the administration of a well balanced vitamin and mineral preparation is a common and useful practice. Multi-Vite for Animals should be used when a dietary vitamin and mineral supplement is beneficial, for example:
- Breeding and young animals
- Animals maintained on a deficient diet
- Sick or injured animals
- Greyhounds or horses in training
Directions for Use
Add to food preparations and mix in well. Prepare fresh daily. Store in a cool, dry place.
One Spoon = 1g Multi-Vite.
Greyhounds (training): 2g per 10kg bodyweight per day.
Dogs & Cats: 1g per 10kg bodyweight per day.
Puppies & Kittens: 1g per 5kg bodyweight per day
Horses: 6g per day
Foals: 2g per day
Sheep & Goats: 2g per day
Lambs & Kids: 1g per 20kg bodyweight per day
Pigs: 8g per day
Piglets: 1g per 10kg bodyweight per day.
Note that excessive intake of dietary vitamins and minerals may be detrimental to an animal's health.