Message Number: YG2444 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-05 00:57:04 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Does anyone have info on Anemia

Hi Diedre,
If your ferret has chronic renal failure then I would start
using Epogen.
Jerry Murray, DVM
To: Ferret-Health-list@y...
Hi Deidre,
Anemia as a result of kidney failure is a common problem.
Yes, you can do something about it! The product called Epogen
can be given (200 units/kg) SQ 3 times a week to stimulate the
bone marrow to make more red blood cells. (In kidney failure the
kidneys no longer make enough erythropoietin to stimulate the bone
marrow, so Epogen is given to stimulate the bone marrow.) You can
give SQ fluids at home to help the kidneys, and use a
supplement like Pet Tinic to help increase the red blood cells.
Besides a kidney transplant that is all we can do.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM