Message Number: YG1528 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Brett Middleton
Date: 2001-03-21 09:57:00 UTC
Subject: Re:diarrhea/antibiotics

Rosalie Yudelson <rosalie5h2o@e...> wrote:
> 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???

Acidophilous works fine with ferrets. I use 1/4 of a capsule, mixed
with a treat or added to soft food (like meat baby food) just before
feeding. Keep it up for 7 days after the course of antibiotics ends.

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