Our focus is critical care and recovery nutrition for animals. The best ingredients combined with cutting edge science allows your sick patient the best chance of life. Emeraid is Life-Saving Nutrition.
The word Emeraid means Emergency aid.
Emeraid LLC is a strong family business owned by Dr. Ted Lafeber. Being a veterinarian, his deep concern for the lives of animals motivates him to create state of the art emergency foods. He works with a team of top veterinary professionals, nutritionists and rehabilitators.
Emeraid is made in the countryside of Illinois, USA on Dr. Lafeber’s great grandfather’s farm. Emeraid is carefully prepared with equipment specifically designed for making small batches of very high quality critical care and recovery foods.
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Emeraid began back in 1985 when Dr. Lafeber Sr. created Emeraid I & Emeraid II to help save sick birds. These nutritional formulations were highly successful.
In 2004, Susan Orosz, PHD, DVM Dipl ABVP (Avian), Dipl ECZM (Avian) requested the development of a semi-elemental critical care diet for pet birds. She strongly believed a properly formulated semi-elemental diet would allow many more critically ill birds to be saved. She was correct. Emeraid Omnivore has helped veterinary professionals save countless pet psittacines, passerines, chickens and omnivores such as squirrels.
With the success of Emeraid Omnivore, the veterinary community asked for semi-elemental critical care diets for carnivores and herbivores. Emeraid Carnivore and Emeraid Herbivore were released in 2007 and 2008, respectively, and both have been very successful.
The Emeraid System for Exotic Animal Critical Care involves mixing all three Emeraid diets in various combinations for different species. This allows an appropriate critical care diet to be mixed most species.
Animals that have benefited from the Emeraid Critical Care System include:
|All Psittacines:||Macaws, Cockatoos, Amazons, A. Greys, Conures, Parakeets (Budgies, Indian Ring Necks, Quakers, etc.), Pionus, Parrotlets, Finches, Canary, Doves, Cockatiels, Senegals, Red Bellied Parrots, Jenday Parrots|
|Soft Bills:||Toucans (Aracari), passerines, chickens|
|Mammals:||Rabbits, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, degus, guinea pigs, hedge hogs, sugar gliders, squirrels, ferrets, Prairie dogs, kangaroo|
|Reptiles:||Bearded Dragons, Water Dragons, Frilled Dragons, Savannah Monitors, Blue Tongued skinks, other species of skinks, Anoles, Iguanas, Tegus, Chameleons (Jacksons, Panther, Veiled, Senegal), Agamas, Emerald Swifts, Geckos (crested, day, house, tokay, leopard), Collard Lizards|
|Snakes:||Pythons, Constrictors, Boas, Garter Snakes, Corn Snakes, King Snakes, Milk Snakes|
|Amphibians:||Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, Newts|
|Mammals:||California sea lions, raccoons, rabbits, bats, opossums, squirrels, beavers, skunks|
|Seabirds:||pelicans, gulls, herons, egrets, murres, coots, terns, penguins, albatross, sea ducks such as surf scoters|
|Raptors:||hawks such as red-tailed, red shouldered, coopers, sharp-shinned. Eagles, bald and golden. Ospreys Falcons such as American kestrel, peregrine. Owls: Great horned, eastern and western screech owls, barn owls.|
|Songbirds:||corvids such as ravens, crows, scrub jays, magpies. Pigeons (rock doves), doves (Eurasian collared, mourning). Starling, mockingbird, blackbirds, Cardinals, Robins, Blue Jays, Blue Birds, Humming Birds, Pigeons, Doves, Sparrows, Finches, Grackles|
|Reptiles:||turtles, tortoises, sea turtles|
|Waterfowl:||Geese, swans, ducks such as mallards, wood ducks|
In 2010, the gulf oil spill highlighted that an improved Emeraid was needed for seabirds. With the help of Dr. Becky Duerr, DVM, PhD, Emeraid Piscivore was tested and first sold in 2011. It is now part of the International Bird Rescue’s feeding protocol for severely debilitated seabirds. It has been so successful with seabirds that now veterinarians and rehabilitators use it to help save debilitated seals.
Members of veterinary community asked if our Emeraid Critical Care System could be used for canines and felines. Technically, these products could be used -, but since they were not designed for the specific nutritional needs of felines and canines, they were not recommended.
After 4 years of research, in January 2015 our Emeraid Critical Care HDN and Emeraid Sustain HDN Recovery were introduced at the North American Veterinary Conference. Years of demand by veterinary professionals drove the creation of separate feline and canine emergency foods.
Emeraid is Life-Saving Nutrition – now for felines and canines.