Message Number: YG1511 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-03-20 20:52:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Re:diarrhea/antibiotics

>Hi-I'm a holistic med. student-what is usually recommended for humans taking
>antibiotics and experiencing diarrhea is acidophilus. It works by replacing
>the "good" bacteria in the GI tract that has been wiped out by the
>antibiotics. Has anyone had any experience with administering it to ferrets?
>If so, how were the results, and what dosage is appropriate??? In humans 1t.
>per 30lbs is the norm. (live cultures only).

Hi, Rosalie! We know people who have used acidophilis but we've
consistently found that yogurt with live cultures does the trick and
most consider it a treat so it goes in easily. Guava has gone in
very well, as have berry flavors, but pretty well any fruit one works
easily around here.