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Gatorade for Goats

July 9th, 2012

Well, not for all goats, just Chummix. According to Dr. Cannedy Chummix is sick, with “old goat disease”. Chummix is watched closely, and has been for some time now. About six months or so ago Chummix lost a lot of weight. He was checked for all the typical diseases, and Dr. Cannedy has seen him three or four times since then. Chummix still eats and does his usual activities… he’s just old. Chummix is currently a shadow of what he used to be, and looks like an old goat.

Last week Chummix was sitting more, not being as rambunctious as usual, and wasn’t eating as he typically does. I think Sarah said he was being quite “cuddly”. Dr. Cannedy came by and still says Chimmix has “old goat disease”,  but gave him some vitamins and recommended the following treatment: Gatorade. 1 part Gatorade to 4 parts water. It’s been hot, super hot as we all know. We need to keep  Chummix hydrated and with balanced electrolytes too!

I bought 7 different flavors since I have no idea what flavor Chummix likes. Thoughts?



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  1. I think you gotta start with the classics-I find lemon-lime to be the most refreshing but orange is nice too. Do goats eat much citrus?

    Would you ever make him a gatorade popsicle?

    Posted by leslie
  2. Does Chummix like watermelons? You could inject some of the Gatorade in the watermelons for a super cool hydrating treat.

    Posted by dj
  3. Director Comment :

    he does indeed eat watermelon-sometimes, and other times not-so-much…

    Posted by Sherry Samuels
  4. He drank a lot of FRUIT PUNCH flavor when I gave it to him.

    Posted by jebrown
  5. So far he really likes the fruit punch and grape flavors!!!

    Posted by Katy
  6. Keeper Comment :

    Jill wasn’t kidding about him drinking a lot of fruit punch. His water/gatorade bucket had about 2 gallons missing by the next morning!

    Posted by Sarah Van de Berg

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