Date: 2001-04-23 21:25:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 140/Itchy, Scratchy
and Dry Skin
First of all check what you are feeding. If you are feeding a
lite and or senior cat foods the ferret is not getting enough fat in
diet. You indicated she is a Hagan girl. Check the fat content.
food has at least 18 to 22% fat from chicken or poultry it is not
Also check the protein source. It should be 85% or higher from
sources such as chicken-by-products, chicken liver, eggs, poultry by
meal or chicken.
Adding supplemental fat is not as effective as having a food that
the fat. Try Totally Ferret which has 36% protein and 22% fat.
DR Tom Willard