Message Number: YG3167 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-05-02 23:48:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Question for the vets

> I have a 4 year old albino Marshall Farms male who suddenly got chronic dia=
> herra. His stools were black and tarry to begin with so helibactor treatmen=
> t was started. He is on amoxi, flagel, and pepto. The stools are a normal c=
> olor, but the diaherra is becoming more liquidified and it appears that he =
> is not absorbing the food. The question I have is, Is it safe or advisible =
> to give Endasorb with the other medications to help stop the diaherra? He =
> doesn't appear to be dehydrated. His stools appear to be very acidic as hi=
> s skin on his bottom and legs is being burned off.

What are you feeding him? I find that a bland diet is necessary in
addition to the meds in an ulcer case. I recommend chicken baby food
(Gerber's 2nd stages - I should get stock) and NO KIBBLE for at least
2 weeks, longer if necessary.
The scald is from contact, not necessarily acidic contact. You can
use ad&d ointment to soothe the skin.

-Dr. Karen
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