Message Number: YG1219 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Brett Middleton
Date: 2001-03-13 15:03:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Sonic - urine pH/diet

Pam Sessoms <pjdutche@e...> wrote:
> Does anyone on the list have a ferret eating exclusive Bob's gravy
> or chicken baby food over the long term? Have they had a urinalysis
> done at some point, and if so, could I possibly trouble you go get
> the pH and let me know what it was?

Pogey ate mostly Chicken Gravy for about 3 months, and then nothing but
Chicken Gravy for about 4.5 months, until she stopped eating entirely.
She had a urinalysis a few days before she stopped eating, and the pH
was 6.5.

But, Chicken Gravy is meant to simulate a whole-carcass diet, so the
protein percentage is far below that of a meat-only diet. I would also
suspect that most chicken baby food has enough filler to keep the
protein percentage down, though I don't have a jar handy to check the


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