Message Number: YG3419 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-05-10 18:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Hiccups and baby food problem?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., baby_pain@y... wrote:
> Baby Food - I've been giving her Heinz chicken (with broth) baby
> since she was a kit. I've tried getting Gerbers, but was told it's
> no longer available here. Anyway, every time I give this to her,
> gets dark-red-brick coloured stools. And they have no form. Looks
> like a pile of goo. Could this be from a variation in ingredients
> between brands? Something more serious? I've never heard of a
> ferret that has had this reaction (every time) to baby food.

Baby food does tend to give smaller looser stools than normal. But
I've never heard of someone having this type of reaction. However,
if it is only when she gets baby food, then my suggestion is to stop
for a while, and if it doesn't recur, don't give the baby food.

"Doctor, it hurts when I do that!" "Don't do that."

Works every time.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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