Message Number: YG1895 | New FHL Archives Search
From: weezul
Date: 2001-03-30 18:56:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: urine licking

A vet told me that if a ferret licks its own urine, it
could be a sign of adrenal. Any comments on that?

owned by 6

> Edward Lipinski <elipinski@j...> wrote:
> > Then again, could it be that urine has some factor
> in it that
> > closely mimics the nutrients in tangerine juice
> and that most ferrets
> > fed on commercial ferret food lack in their system
> the products of
> > citrus that they instinctively know is absent?
> The problem with this idea is that no research has
> ever found evidence
> that animals (or humans) have some sort of
> "nutritional wisdom" or
> "nutritional intuition" and develop cravings for
> missing nutrients.

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