Message Number: YG2593 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-15 23:26:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Seedy Poops - WHY???

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Sidsel L. Espersen" <ferret@w...>
> For the time being I'm feeding:
> Eukanuba Kitten
> Eukanuba Cat
> Ferrets Choice
> Hill's Science Diet
> I know it's way too many kinds a food, and that's why I'm trying to
cut down
> to only feed Eukanuba Kitten and perhaps ZuPreem.
> Now the problem is that my guys all have seedy poops, they seem
> healthy and lively.
> The poop looks kinda gooey, but it is brown and kinda firm.
> I've thought about ECE but that's still not present in Denmark.

Dear Sidsel -

Seedy poops are not specific for any particular disease, but rather
indicate malabsorption - the "seeds" are small balls of fat that are
passing through the GI tract undigested.

While coronavirus might not yet be documented in Denmark, I would
never totally rule it out when everyone has diarrhea, and it appears
that you are bringing food in from the States. The odds are
extremely low, but I have learned never to say never when it comes to

You may try cutting back on some of the higher fat foods in the mix
and seeing if that has any effect.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, dVM
> - Sidsel