Message Number: YG1067 | New FHL Archives Search
From: tansy
Date: 2001-03-10 21:29:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] stubby-mucousy/bloody/green poop

Rice has a
high glycemic index which means it produces a high
blood sugar after eating it. This MAY cause the pancreas
to be overstimulated after Stubby eats it (ie producing
insulin due to the high glucose.) This MAY cause an
insulinoma with time.
[Tansy] Very interesting.

I hope they will change from rice
to corn and barley in the Eukanuba kitten like they did with

the Iams kitten.
[Tansy] What about the reports I've heard of corn causing
bladder stones in ferrets?
That is just my 2 cents worth.
Yes I still like Iams+Eukanuba kitten better than some of
the ferret foods out there.
Jerry Murray, DVM