Emeraid Critical Care Nutrition for Exotic Animals

The EmerAid Critical Care diets were developed by a panel of critical careΒ veterinarians, exotic animal veterinarians, emergency clinicians, and nutritionists to meet the important nutritional needs of ill and recovering animals. Each formula is composed of basic building blocks of nutrition, allowing animals to digest and absorb the nutrients faster and easier. They contain high-quality ingredients with balanced sources of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, nucleotides, and other dietary nutrients. EmerAid is a powder that is mixed with warm water for syringe feeding and tube feeding.

The EmerAid diets are separated into 2 different formulas.

  • EmerAid Intensive Care diets are designed for critically ill and debilitated animals, and to replenish depleted energy, fat, and protein stores. All Intensive Care diets contain hydrolyzed proteins, highly digestible fats, and simple carbohydrates.
  • EmerAid Sustain diets are designed for recovering animals, supporting chronic or acute health conditions, transitioning from a critical care diet to normal feeding, or for long term feeding.

Types of EmerAid Exotic Animal Diets

EmerAid Exotic Animal diets are available in formulas for Carnivore, Herbivore, and Omnivore to support a wide variety of mammals, birds, rodents, reptiles, and amphibians. Exotic EmerAid products can be fed alone or in combination to meet the needs of special species that have varied diets. Including box turtles, bearded dragons, chameleons, skinks, aquatic turtles, hedgehogs, as well as mice, rats, gerbils, and hamsters. Learn more.

Emeraid Sustain Herbivore at VetRxDirectEmeraid Sustain Herbivore is designed for herbivorous mammals including rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas, and herbivorous reptiles such as iguanas, tortoises, and turtles. It provides complete nutrition for animals recovering from surgery, and conditions like dental disease, or deficiencies. With eight sources of dietary fiber, it promotes hindgut health and normal gastrointestinal motility.



Emeraid Intensive Care Herbivore Emeraid Intensive Care Herbivore is designed for herbivorous mammals including rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas, and herbivorous reptiles such as iguanas, tortoises, and some turtles. This diet provides nutritional support for animals with critical health conditions. These may include severe dental disease, infections, nutritional deficiencies, malabsorption, anorexia, or surgery recovery.



Emeraid Omnivore at VetRxDirectEmeraid Intensive Care Omnivore is designed for companion birds such as parrots, doves, chickens, finches, and canaries. It may also be used for types of lizards, small mammals, and rodents like sugar gliders, squirrels, mice, and rats.Β  Emeraid Intensive Care is formulated with highly digestible and easily absorbable ingredients.




Emeraid Carnivore at VetRxDirectEmeraid Intensive Care Carnivore is designed for raptors or birds of prey, ferrets, frogs, toads, snakes, lizards, and other animals with carnivorous and insectivorous diets. This high protein and high energy diet is for animals recovering from injury, disease, surgery or medical operations, anemia, and other critical illness.




Is a Prescription Required?

EmerAid Intensive Care formulas are therapeutic diets that require a prescription because your veterinarian must monitor your pet’s condition and dietary needs. These diets are designed to be used with the expertise of a veterinarian and have modified levels of vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients that benefit animals with specific health conditions. The diets are also intended for supplemental or intermittent feeding only. It is important to discuss your pet’s health with your vet to see if a therapeutic diet is appropriate.