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Homemade Electrolytic Solution

Post Number:#1  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Wed May 08, 2013 11:34 am


It is very simple and inexpensive to make your own electrolytic solution at home in case of emergency.

I especially like the idea of using molasses and pureed banana.


Things You'll Need

1 liter of water
8 level tsp. of sugar (or molasses or raw sugar)
1/2 tsp. of salt


Instructions

1 Mix 8 tsp. of sugar and 1/2 tsp. of salt in 1 liter of water. Store in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Mix fresh after 24 hours. The National Institute of Health recommends adding only a very small amount of orange or apple juice to improve the palatability of a homemade electrolyte solution.

2 Consider using molasses or raw sugar instead of white sugar. Molasses and raw sugar contain more potassium than white sugar, and potassium is an important component of electrolyte solutions. For the added potassium, puree (or mash) a banana and stir in some sugar and very little salt to taste, perhaps 1/4 tsp. Add some water to thin it out if you have to.

3 Make a solution containing starch. Starches are an important component of recovering nutrients lost due to diarrhea. Mix 1/2 to 1 cup of precooked baby rice cereal or 1 1/2 tbsp. of sugar with 2 cups of water and 1/2 tsp. of salt. Mix well.


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Re: Homemade Electrolytic Solution

Post Number:#2  Unread postby luvmybunnys » Sun May 19, 2013 2:04 pm


Good idea!

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Re: Homemade Electrolytic Solution

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Disney » Sun May 19, 2013 5:19 pm


Thankyou, im in need of this tonight, my older doe looks constipated and she refuses to eat.
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Re: Homemade Electrolytic Solution

Post Number:#4  Unread postby luvmybunnys » Sun May 19, 2013 5:55 pm


I hope she feels better soon!

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Re: Homemade Electrolytic Solution

Post Number:#5  Unread postby Disney » Tue May 28, 2013 3:23 pm


She prolapsed.. i had to put her to sleep, she was too old and weak to spay, said the vet.
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Re: Homemade Electrolytic Solution

Post Number:#6  Unread postby jimmywalt » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:43 pm


How much do you give to a Holland lop that is really skinny, hasn't eaten pellets/hay in days, and will only eat yogurt and banana?

Thank you.

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Re: Homemade Electrolytic Solution

Post Number:#7  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:55 pm


I would give as much as it will drink.

You should probably try giving it some pumpkin for fiber, or add pellets to the electrolytes and force feed it with a syringe.
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Re: Homemade Electrolytic Solution

Post Number:#8  Unread postby jimmywalt » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:21 pm


MamaSheepdog wrote:I would give as much as it will drink.

You should probably try giving it some pumpkin for fiber, or add pellets to the electrolytes and force feed it with a syringe.


Thank you. I tried the pellets crushed into powder with water and a syringe.... but the only thing that came out was the water. The crushed pellets stayed in the syringe.

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Re: Homemade Electrolytic Solution

Post Number:#9  Unread postby Miss M » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:30 pm


You can combine the crushed pellets with some banana and feed it with a spoon, or put some on your finger and stick it into the back of the mouth through the side (well behind those sharp front teeth).
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