Getting Off Critical Care

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Jan 1, 2019
Hey all! I’ve read all about getting your chin off critical care and I just don’t know what to do. I’ve cut him back to 2 feedings of 20ML a day. He was eating some pellets for a while and now he’s gone back to not eating any at all. He won’t drink from his water bottle at all, it’s been weeks now since he first started CC and I’m worried he won’t ever be off it. He was on it due to antibiotics from an injury and he’s fully healed now so I don’t understand why he won’t eat on his own. He’s very picky with his hay and will only eat certain pieces of orchard grass. If I give him baked treats, he’ll eat those right up. I’ve tried 2 different pellets and he seems so uninterested. He still hasn’t fully gained all the weight he lost while ill/injured.