Message Number: YG1960 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-01 00:42:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Hairball remedy Q

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Valkyrie " <MinatoNeshoba@i...>
> Anyway.....DOGGONE IT!...I can't find my ferret hairball stuff. It
> was suggested to me that my little Liliput (Lilith) *might* have a
> hairball. Since it's been a bit since I gave the ferts the stuff I
> figured I'd better give them some today. I have an extremely nosey
> and mischievious wolfdog, needless to say I can't find the laxatone!
> Is there a home remedy that I can safely give the little buggers
> I can get some more laxatone next week?

Vaseline (or other forms of petrolatum or petroleum jelly) are non-
toxic and can be used as a substitute. While I still find it hard to
believe, there are a lot of ferrets out there that love the stuff.

That's pretty much all Laxatone is - Evsco throws in some fatty acids
and iron, and a flavoring, but petrolatum is still the active

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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