Product Description and Indications for Use:This is a milk replacement for puppies or a nutritional supplement for older dogs and nursing mothers.
Dosage and Administration: Mix one measure of powdered Esbilac with two measures of warm water. Warm reconstituted Esbilac to room or body temperature and feed 2 tablespoons per 4 oz. of body weight daily. Small or weak puppies should be fed every 3-4 hours, and larger or older puppies should be fed every 8 hours. The daily feeding amount should be divided into equal portions for each feeding. Increase or decrease the amount fed to meet the individual requirements for each puppy. Weigh each puppy daily to be sure it is gaining weight and being fed enough. When feeding liquid Esbilac, the volume to feed puppies is the same as the reconstituted powder.
Pregnant and lactating mothers should be fed 2 teaspoons of Esbilac powder or 2 tablespoons of Esbilac liquid per 5 lbs. of body weight every day until 2 weeks after whelping. Growing puppies, show animals, and older dogs should receive 1 teaspoon Esbilac powder or 1 tablespoon of Esbilac liquid per 5 lbs. body weight daily.
Packaging: Powdered Esbilac comes in 12 and 28 oz. cans, a 3/4 oz. pouch, and in 5 lb. bags. Liquid Esbilac comes in 8 and 12.5 oz. cans.
Precautions and Side Effects: If possible, all puppies should first receive the mother’s milk for at least two days. The mother’s natural colostrum provides extra nutrition and temporary immunity from certain diseases that are not provided in supplements. See A900 page 2 for additional information on passive immunity and the importance of colostrum.
Storage and Shelf Life: Shake liquid Esbilac before use, store it in the refrigerator after opening, discard it after 72 hours, and do not freeze it. Powdered Esbilac may be refrigerated for 3 months. If the powder has been reconstituted, it can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
Drug Type: O-T-C