Message Number: YG2144 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Valkyrie
Date: 2001-04-03 21:04:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: More on hairballs

On 4 Apr 2001, at 3:37, Bruce Williams, DVM wrote:

> 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
> basis.

Exactly my thoughts. It's often stressed on the natural diet lists
I'm on to NOT use pumpkin PIE FILLING, but to only use PLAIN
canned pumpkin, no sugar, no additives of any's purely
I was also wondering about the whipping cream, I'm relieved to see
that nixed.
So, I'll experiment. I'll let anyone that's interested know if I have as
positive results using pumpkin for *minor* diarrhea in ferrets as I do
for my canines. :-)

--Valk (MinatoNeshoba@i...)
"Health is a journey, not a destination" - Deepak Chopra