MBD Treatment Kit
- Ships within 24 hours
IMPORTANT: If your squirrel is showing any symptoms of MBD, you must begin calcium treatment immediately, even before your MBD kit arrives. Use Tums according to the Emergency Treatment for MBD, which you can find here: https://www.henryspets.com/emergency-treatment-for-mbd/
Our MBD kit includes everything you need to treat metabolic bone disease (MBD), a calcium deficiency that is common in pet squirrels and flyers who have not been eating blocks as part of their diet:
- Henry's Healthy Blocks-Picky Formula (our tastiest formula, to make it easier to get your squirrel eating a Healthy Diet)
- Pure calcium carbonate powder (100 g) for dosing the extra calcium needed.
- Our complete vitamin/mineral mix (33 g) for making a Nutrition Shake for animals too sick to eat solid blocks (recipe on label).
- Pure whey protein isolate (100 g) for adding protein to the Nutrition Shake).
- 1 Sklar 3cc syringe for dosing calcium orally.
- Instructions for treating MBD and for changing the diet.
My flying squirrel HATES the taste of the powders no matter what I mix them in to, but they made an immediate difference for her. Seriously, follow the directions for emergency treatment as soon as you notice MBD behaviors. Her reaction to the Tums (within 4 hours!) confirmed what was wrong, and I ordered this kit. When it came, her strong negative reaction to the powders meant cleaning out her stashes and following the directions was really important. I found drying out the little balls of medicated food (babyfood, nutbutters, yogurt, tried them all) helped in terms of getting them to a better texture. This kit was definitely what she needed.
I still don't know about the Picky Blocks. She absolutely loves grabbing them first thing, but I've noticed she doesn't actually eat them so much as she just...tears them apart. But she's enjoying herself? Jury's out on what they're doing for her.
I’m not doubting that these are fantastic nutritional supplements and food, they just were not palatable for my particular squirrel. She’s never had anything like this and I think that’s why she refused to eat them. On the upside after 7 days of calcium gluconate injections and eating calcium rich food items she is much better and I think we have solved our problems with lack of UVB light with a new lamp In her nest. I appreciate the product , but for us it was unfortunately throwing money into the wind.
My squirrel Punky is on the road to recovery thanks to Henry's! I thought I was going to lose her but she has improved rapidly after using this kit and changing her diet. Thank you Henry!
Great product. Great service.
These products saved my squirrel!!! He would not eat like he was supposed to but when I ordered the picky eater blocks he loved them. I highly recommend their products!!!
I have four squirrels, they are all brothers, came from the same nest and I rescued them about 2 years ago now. I love them all dearly! However pinkie (the runt of the group) was showing some distressing signs. He was loosing hair, lethargic and overall not his playful spunky self. I was terrified of losing him. I found this and it was a total change almost overnight! So happy he is doing good now, and now I know where to get the help I need! Thanks so much!! Will continue to order!!
Our squirrel was very sick. We found out he had MBD and didn't know what to do at first. I had heard about Henry's Healthy Pets and how they might be able to help. We bought the MBD package and in no time Squirks was back on his feet and as happy and healthy as could be. This product helped so much! We are so thankful!
Everyone at Henry's is very kind and very helpful. It was blessing that I found this!
Our Bella (Squirrel) one day could not use her back legs. We were unsure what was going on. We reached out to our friends on http://thesquirrelboard.com/. They informed us of the MBD disease in squirrels with low calcium. We were immediately directed towards this kit by professional rehab directors on the forum. I reached out to Henryspets to share our concern, and our kit was "rushed" out to us. Since getting our kit, Bella has regained her energy, and is very playful again. It will take some time to see full leg movement, but at least she is acting herself once again. Henry's not only sells "GREAT" products, but also goes the extra step to care about your pets well being. You guys rock!
Henry's Response: We're so happy Bella is recovering from her MBD! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns throughout the treatment process.