Message Number: YG1115 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-11 10:36:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Tube feeding geriatric ferret

In a message dated 3/11/01 10:22:28 AM Eastern Standard Time,
deevecchione@c... writes:

<< Her stools are normal and not indicative of
ulcers, but perhaps we should start her on the standard regimen >>
Hi Dodie - You mentioned that Gidget had been on oral pred for nearly a year.
Prednisone all by itself can cause ulcers - especially over long term use. I
would certainly talk to your vet about the possibility and ask for treatment
of same. BTW, you have a great doctor to personally take your baby and build
her up. When you commented that her stools were o.k., am assuming your vet
checked for occult blood, but ulcers might be present anyway. In any case,
from your description of how she was reacting to meds and food indicates her
stomach is hurting. Best Regards, Meg