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From: Kristine
Date: 2001-03-22 02:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: kevin feeding cat food to ferrets

Yep I have that same questions. ditto goes for liver disease.
Both l/d and k/d seem almost too low for ferrets, but when
presented with a life threatening problem such as kidney or liver
problems it's hard to know what is truly safe.

I've been trying to mix the TF older with k/d or l/d...but it sure
would be nice to see something on the market that is actually
made for ferrets with these sorts of problems.

And yet another one that would be nice...I've as yet only had one
ferret with severe food allergies but we had to resort to
prescription cat duck and potatoe for her. It was not up to the
standards for ferrets, but again lack of choices. I debated on
making food for her myself, but with a severe allergy mixed with
wanted to make sure she gets what she needs I felt the task
quite daunting.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., katharine <shurcool@t...> wrote:
> Dr. Willard,
> I would like to know whether you plan on
> developing foods for special needs ferrets, such
> as those with kidney disease who require much
> lower protein levels than is available in ferret
> foods. There are most assuredly other special
> needs out there. I am dealing with kidney disease
> (renal failure) in one of my ferrets now. Even
> the TF for Older Ferrets is very high in protein
> in comparison to the Hill's K/D that Champ is
> being fed (in his soup, anyway) now.
> And, that brings me to another question. Just
> what is considered an acceptable protein level for
> ferrets with kidney disease?
> Katharine