Recovery (Small Herbivores) | RSH

Complete recovery food for small herbivores

Recovery (Small Herbivores) is a complete recovery food for rabbits and guinea pigs and other small herbivores, such as turtles and iguanas. It is specially formulated for animals that are unable to ingest sufficient food or eat by themselves. The fine structure of Recovery (Small Herbivores) helps prepare a thin feed mixture without lumps. The diet is easy to administer with a syringe. Because the suspension is thin and smooth, it is less likely for the syringe to become clogged. The addition of anise enhances the palatability and promotes intake.


  • Nutritional support of critical, anorexic small herbivores such as rabbits, guinea pigs, tortoises and iguanas
  • Patients with insufficient food intake or patients which are unable to eat by sickness and recovery


  • Hand rearing of non-weaned animals

Product features

  • High energy content due to relatively high fat value. Offering an energy source during the acute phase in the form of the branch chain amino acids, valine, leucine and isoleucine.
  • Rehydration due to water in the suspension and an increased sodium and potassium value as compensation for losses.
  • Activation of intestinal motility and intestinal flora by mixture of fibers, including fructo-oligosaccharides, with variable fermentation speed and good availability of micro and macro nutrients. Promotes the conversion of ammonia into urea by added arginine.
  • Stimulation of immune system and intestinal barrier by enrichment with glutamine and reduction of inflammations by the addition of omega-3 fatty acid.
  • Reduces protein catabolism by a high level of protein with a high digestibility and ideal amino acid profile.
  • Slows down the breakdown of muscle protein and activates wound healing by zinc suppletion.

Application advice

Dissolve the total content of one sachet (20g) in 90 ml water at body temperature. Only suspend the daily required amount of powder in water. The dissolved product can be kept up till 12 hours in a refrigerator. Recovery Small Herbivores should be served at room temperature divided over several small doses. Feed at regular intervals of 2-3 hours using a syringe. Increase the daily dose gradually, over a period of 2 to 4 days, till the desired daily quantity is reached. Please note; patients that are able to eat enough solid food independently, do no longer need recovery food. Not suitable for hand-rearing of non-weaned animals. It is recommended that a veterinarian's opinion is sought before use.

Ingredients (Powder)

soy protein (concentrate), cellulose, alfalfa, wheat, palm oil, oat, soybean grist, pea, inulin, beet pulp, linseed oil, vitamins and trace elements, sodium chloride, anise, fenugreek.

Average analysis (per kg)

Protein25.1 %
Fat content8.4 %
Inorganic matter7.1 %
Crude fibre20.8 %
Moisture8.0 %
Carbohydrates30.6 %
Vitamin A20000 IU/kg
Vitamin D31000 IU/kg
Vitamin E100 mg/kg
Vitamin C2000 mg/kg
Calcium (Ca)0.72 %
Phosphorous (P)0.51 %
Sodium (Na)0.45 %
Zinc (Zn)200 mg/kg
Branched-chain amino acids4.0 %
Glutamine2.0 %
Arginine1.0 %
Omega-3 fatty acids0.5 %
Energy: 12.1MJ/kg - 2895 kcal/kg

Feeding advice (grams per day)

Body weight (kg) 0.1 0.2 0.5 1 2 3 4 5 6
Min (ml) 15 25 60 85 155 205 255 295 345
Max (ml) 30 40 75 115 185 250 310 365 415

Available as:

Powder: 20g