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clerkmary

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Posted - 01/10/2017 :  11:19:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is it safe to give alpacas the Safe-Guard Pellets and if so, can someone help me figure out how much to give them. Does it work as well as the liquid?
Thanks alot
Mary

Kate

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Posted - 01/11/2017 :  10:56:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Kate's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The pellets are not as accurate in measuring, and there is no guarantee that each animal eats their whole dose and only their dose, since most alpacas move from one dish to another while they're eating. Most breeders use the paste- if you keep the tip in their mouth for a bit after the dose is dispensed, that keeps them licking and swallowing until they have consumed it all, rather than spitting some out.

Kate McKelvie
Alpacas of Sunset Fields
Glen Rock, PA
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clerkmary

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Posted - 01/11/2017 :  4:33:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks a lot Kate for the explanation. I knew it sounded too good to be true. I saw it at a farm show and thought it would be wonderful.
Thanks
Mary
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