Date: 2001-04-13 15:25:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] HELP
Hey, I sent this off quickly last night and just felt I should explain my
self a bit.<g> I recommended Pepto over carafate for 2 reasons. First you
can get it so easily, and doesn't require prescription. Also my ferret vet
(who walks on water as far as I'm concerned), actually prefers Pepto over
carafate, especially if it's not clear what's going on. I also recommended
baby food over A/D for similar ease of availability reasons, but I have also
found that it tends to be more palatable to more animals than A/D. This poor
lady also obviously needs a good vet fast....has anybody been able to help
her with that?
> > our 6.25 year old female ferret stopped eating several days ago, her
> > feces is tar like and under examination contains blood, she has lost
> > 25% of her body weight. she can hardly walk.
> In how long a time period? Sounds like an ulcer to me.
> > she has zero appetite, weare force feeding her a solution of nutrical
> > disolved in water.
> Not enough for very long, though I have used it for a day or so.
> Need to try and get some more in her stomach. Try Gerber baby
> chicken food mixed with water and the Nutrical. Need to try and
> get some into her every few hours. Hopefully, as much as she
> hates the Pepto it will help her tummy and make her want to eat.
> she is being given .25 ml of antibiotics, and
> > today we put her on prednizone.
> You should have her on Pepto bismal or carafate in addition to antibiotics
> > what are we to do. i have two ferrets now, and we had another that
> > past away at age 6.5 yrs. has anyone seen a ferret that has lived
> > past 7 yrs????
> Yes, I have
> > exploratory surgery???
> I would try ulcer protocol first unless vets here suggest otherwise.
> i have yet to meet a vet that has any clue at
> > all, (there was a guy in waere, nh that was pritty good) but thats a
> > long trip from new york.
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