From: Linda Iroff
Date: 2001-04-11 06:07:00 UTC
Subject: re: duck soup
The original Duck Soup recipe was devised for a ferret named Lucky Duck. I
don't have the original recipe anymore. More generically, duck soup refers
to just about any liquified diet for ferrets, usually those that are ill,
underweight, not eating on their own, or insulinomic.
Recipes can be as simple as ground kibble in warm water, or have many
ingredients. Other common ingredients are Ensure or Deliver, chicken or
turkey baby food, canned Iams, Hills A/D, vitamin supplements, and a
variety of natural and holistic/homeopathic remedies. Some ingredients are
of questionnable value. Some are contraindicated, such as high
sugar/carbohydrate ingredients for insulinomic ferrets. Chromium and
brewer's yeast, once thought to help regulate blood sugar, are now known to
LOWER it, and are also bad for insulinomic ferrets.
Do not confuse duck soup recipes with Bob Church's Chicken Gravy, which is
a very specific recipe designed to closely match a natural diet.