Message Number: YG2134 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-03 20:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re: More on hairballs

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Valkyrie " <MinatoNeshoba@i...>
> On 3 Apr 2001, at 11:15, hippo2B@a... wrote:
> My vet recommended mixing heavy cream with some pumpkin
> pie filling and giving that to my ferrets for hairballs
> Very interesting, sounds logical to me since I give my canines
> canned pumpkin (not the pie filling because of the sugar) for
> diarrhea...makes me wonder if it would work that way for ferrets.
> Anyone?
> --Valk (MinatoNeshoba@i...)
> "Health is a journey, not a destination" - Deepak Chopra

While I am not familiar with the therapeutic use of pumpkin pie
filling - I think that the combination of heavy whipping cream and
pie filling would be contraindicated in insulinomic ferret,. and it
also bears mentioning that the lactose present in whipping cream may
result in diarrhea in ferrets not receiving this treat on a regular

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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