Message Number: YG1342 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-03-16 17:35:00 UTC
Subject: Re: How much Prednisone is too much and bland diet

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., fshldy1017@a... wrote:
> currently treating Bo with Prednisone(1/4 tablet every other day)
> Amoxicillin(.25cc every other day). I was wondering how long a
> ferret can be on Prednisone with out serious side effects.

I've treated a ferret with prednisone (ever increasing doses up to
2mg per day) for three years. The only side effect has been that the
ferret gets FAT. If the tablet is a 5mg tablet, then Bo is getting
1.25mg every other day. Does not sound like much at all.

> What would be a suitable bland diet?

I wouldn't use anything but Gerber's 2nd stage chicken baby food.