Sunshine is the best medicine, especially if you’re looking to get some extra vitamin D. If you have EPI and CF, you know how hard it can be to get all your nutrients in, so go ahead and soak up the sun. Vitamin D is great for building strong bones and boosting your immune system. Just don’t forget your sunscreen and water. :)
Even more salmon run shenanigans! Team Vitamin INK took some freelancer gigs and Angelo ended up protecting Tanrine the whole time, who was too busy petting all the smallfries. And eventually ended up kidnapping adopting one as a pet. (don’t ask his name. I don’t know yet)
Guinea pigs are one of the few animals that cannot produce their own vitamin C and must get it through their diet. Low vitamin C is one of the most common causes of disease in guinea pigs and can lead to respiratory infections, scurvy, dental disease, and death. Anytime I have a sick guinea pig as a patient, I almost always give a Vitamin C injection because they are too low.
Guinea pigs need about 25 mg of vitamin C a day, 40 for pregnant sows. While pelleted diets do contain added vitamin C, by the time you purchase a bag most of it has been degraded. Water additives also are quickly degraded and most guinea pigs couldn’t drink enough water to get the right amount anyway.
The best way to ensure your guinea pigs are getting enough vitamin C is to offer it through fresh foods every day. Here is a handy list of foods and how much you have to feed each guinea pig a day to get around 25 mg.