Urgent situation dealing with vitamin C for my piglets
I usually go to the local PetSmart and buy a bottle of Vitamin C drops to add to the piggies water supply. However I'm out of drops, the piggies have ¼ container of water (holds 32oz) and the local PetSmart is closed today due to a very heavy snow storm. They've said they will reopen tomorrow and I believe that the GP's should be fine until tomorrow (if not, they could go a few hours with plain filtered water without the C drops until the store opens). However if the store doesn't open, I'll need another source of Vitamin C for the pigs water supply.
So here's where my question comes in. I have a bottle of Vitamin C tablets (with Rose Hips), as a dietary supplment and each horse-sized tablet contains 1000mg. Would it be safe to crush up and dissolve one of the tablets and mix that in with their water?
I haven't done it and unless there is some certainty of it being safe to do, I don't plan to do it unless their lives depend on it. So basically it needs to be safe or it's a no go and I'll need another alternative to make sure they will be okay.
Also, one of my sons tends to feed them with the timothy hay and failed to tell me last night that we had run out (when I could have gone to the store and gotten some). Fortunately I found a small stash of hay to tide them over for today but would be nice to know if there are alternatives for that as well.