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EmerAid Intensive Care Carnivore®

EmerAid Intensive Care Carnivore is a high-protein, semi-elemental diet designed for the critically ill exotic carnivore. EmerAid IC Carnivore provides an easily absorbable and highly digestible balance of proteins, fats, plus simple carbohydrates for energy.

Developed by an expert panel including exotic animal veterinarians, emergency clinicians and nutritionists, EmerAid IC Carnivore is a part of the EmerAid System for Exotic Animal Critical Care, which is divided into three categories: Carnivore, Herbivore, and Omnivore. By using these products singly or in combination, many different ill exotic animals can benefit nutritionally.

  • Available in 100-gram, 400-gram, and 2-kg pouches
  • It has been used successfully in a variety of species including ferrets, birds of prey, frogs and toads, lizards (e.g., leopard geckos, monitors, anoles, Caiman lizards, plated lizards), and snakes
  • It can also be fed in combination with other exotic EmerAid diets to a variety of species including box turtles, bearded dragons, skinks, chameleons, aquatic turtles, geese, many free-ranging songbirds, and hedgehogs*
  • Powder is easily mixed with water to create a formula that can pass through tubes as small as 5-French

EmerAid IC Carnivore is a therapeutic diet designed to be used only under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator.

How to administer EmerAid Intensive Care Carnivore

*EmerAid Carnivore can be fed to aquatic animals, however their needs are best met with EmerAid Piscivore.

Recommended Use

EmerAid Intensive Care Carnivore is designed to meet the metabolic needs of the critically ill exotic carnivore or insectivore and may be fed as a sole or partial source of nutrition. Download our Basic Use Guide (3.9 MB).

Features and Benefits

EmerAid® IC Carnivore contains:

  • All essential free amino acids and hydrolyzed soy protein for optimal absorption of protein
  • High levels of arginine and glutamine to meet the needs of the debilitated patient
  • A highly digestible blend of fats and simple carbohydrates for energy
  • Balanced omega 3/6 polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Dietary nucleotides to provide DNA and RNA precursors

Product Sizes

  • 100 g (3.5 oz) pouch
  • 400 g (14 oz) pouch
  • 2 kg (4.4 lb) pouch

Guaranteed Analyses

Crude protein (min) 37.80%
Crude fat (min) 33.95%
Crude fiber (max) 4.46%
Moisture (max) 9.00%
Crude ash 5.94%
Calcium 1.00%
Phosphorus 0.67%
Sodium 0.50%
Metabolizable energy 5.14 kcal/g dry weight

1.67 kcal/ml when prepared as directed
Lysine 2.30%
Methionine 0.80%
Omega-3 fatty acids (min)1.40%
Omega-6 fatty acids (min)11.00%

Caloric distribution

Digestible carbohydrates 8.9%

Preparation, Administration & Expiration Date

How to administer EmerAid IC Carnivore

WARNING: EmerAid has been scientifically designed for extremely high digestibility. Avoid contamination. Handle product carefully. Keep dry. Use clean, dry scoop. Do not cross contaminate with scoops used with non-EmerAid foods. Contamination can cause harmful bacterial growth.

  1. The 400 g (3.5 oz) pouch and 2 kg (4.4 lb) tub come with a red scoop that has both large (1 tablespoon) and small (1 teaspoon) ends. Use the smaller end of the scoop to prepare a relatively small volume of formula. To prepare larger volumes of EmerAid, fill the large end of the scoop with powder.
  2. Measure level scoops, and do not pack the powder. Shake dry powder to facilitate mixing.
  3. Mix the powder with hot water measuring 122°F (50°C).
  4. Mix one part powder to two parts warm water.
  5. Stir the mixture vigorously to avoid any hot spots until smooth.
  6. Fill the syringe with formula. To minimize any risk of the tube plugging, do not load the feeding or gavage tube with formula until immediately before tube feeding.
  7. When mixed as directed, this product will pass through a 18-gauge stainless steel feeding needle and 5-French red rubber catheters.
  8. Feed your patient immediately whenever possible, and always within 30 minutes of food preparation. Keep the gavage tube and syringe in very warm water 103-105°F (39-41°C) until ready to feed.
  9. Discard any leftover formula. Make formula fresh for each feeding.
  10. Flush and clean feeding syringe.

Storage and Shelf Life

Use EmerAid Intensive Care Carnivore within 6 months of opening. Refrigerate EmerAid Intensive Care Carnivore after opening. The shelf life for an unopened package of EmerAid is 18 months from the date of manufacturing or no later than the “Best Before” label on the package.


Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Glucose Syrup Solids, Cellulose, Defatted Wheat Germ, Glutamine, Ground Limestone, Dicalcium Phosphate, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Sulfate, L-Lysine, Cysteine, Taurine, L-Tryptophan, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Citric Acid (A Natural Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols For Freshness, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Dipantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Selenite.