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From: Edward Lipinski
Date: 2001-03-11 14:16:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Corn over Rice

Dear Dr. Jerry Murray,

You write:

Corn and other 'plant based' protein will raise the pH of the

Could you please tell us why 'plant based' protein will raise
the percent hydrogen of the ferret's urine?

What is the urine normal range of pH and just how much is it
raised, as you state?

And lastly, how is plant protein different from 'meat'

Thank you very much,

Edward Lipinski
F.E.R.R.E.T.S. NW a nonprofit shelter and husbandry
under the auspices of the National Heritage Foundation.

On Sat, 10 Mar 2001 23:46:21 EST writes:
Hi Tansy,
If corn is used as the PROTEIN source then you will
likely have urinary problems. Corn and other "plant based"
protein will raise the ph of the urine. This results in
formation, urethra blockage, bladder stones, bladder
etc., etc.
That is why it is important for the protein source to be
"meat based"
such as chicken, fish, eggs, etc.
Now back to using corn over rice as the CARBOHYDRATE source.

Corn does not cause a post meal glucose peak like rice does.

That is why corn is probably better for insulinomas patients
why corn/barley may possibly prevent the formation of an
Jerry Murray, DVM

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