Vitamin C or ascorbic acid deficiency is the most common and most preventable disease in guinea pigs. Adults must be supplemented with at least 10 mg of vitamin C for every kilogram of body weight. Pregnant, nursing and growing guinea pigs need at least 30 mg of vitamin C for every kilogram of body weight. Insufficient vitamin C intake leads to a condition known as scurvy. Clinical signs of vitamin C or ascorbic acid deficiency may include rough coat, anorexia, diarrhea, bleeding from the gums, lameness and pain. Delayed wound healing and increased susceptibility to bacterial infections may also occur. Palatability The usual supplementation method of adding vitamin C to water often changes its taste, and thus intake may be adversely affected. Daily C has a pleasant flavor and is readily accepted by most guinea pigs. Guaranteed Intake Feeding a tablet guarantees that pets receive the entire guaranteed amount of the supplement necessary for optimum health. Supplements lose their potency when added to water. Animals may refuse or reduce the amount of water due to the taste of a water soluble supplement, which may lead to other health problems as well. Feeding a tablet, on the other hand, lets pet owners take the guesswork out of supplements. Stability The bioavailability of Daily C is substantially higher than that of dissolved sources. Water soluble powders have a low stability in water; only 20% of the vitamin C sources remain after 8 hours in water. Active Ingredients Pineapple Powder, Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate), Apple Fiber Powder, Cranberry Fruit Powder. Guaranteed Analysis Each tablet contains 50 mg of stabilized vitamin C. Feeding Directions For guinea pigs, feed one tablet daily. In times of stress, vitamin C requirements may increase. Consult your veterinarian for more information. •Hand feed Daily C directly to pet. •Place Daily C in pet’s bowl. •Offer tablet on the floor at playtime, the same as a treat. •Place Daily C directly in the mouth.