Message Number: YG3594 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-15 13:48:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] multiple questions from Christine

> Still waiting to hear some info. on Bandit's condition. In
> the meantime I
> have been researching some products to purchase from Revival
> for Bandit and
> wondered if anyone could comment on their effectivness,
> proper dosage to give
> or if not a good idea to administer at all.
> The following are the products I was thinking of purchasing:
> Colloidal Silver- (In case Bandit has bacteria in his system
> that is causing
> the seedy and mucousy stools)
This is a hot topic...I would research this in archives. My personal opinion
is I would never use this on my pets or myself since no one has ever
explained to my satisfaction how silver is gotten out of the body.

> Endosorb Suspension-(for simple diarhea)
Never used. Again check the archives, I think someone used it.....

> Prozyme-(To help digest foods again Bandit has seedy stools a sign of
> undigested food)
Not used this particular product, but I have had good results with some
ferrets adding digestive enzymes to their food when they couldn't process
food well.

> Felovite II (or better known as Taurine Supplements)
> Bandit does not eat kibble and primarily gets baby food with
> baby cereal rice
> mixed in and sometimes mix a/d in there too. So the only taurine he's
> getting is in a very small amount when i give him the a/d.
No, actually, all meat has taurine, so he gets it in the baby chicken. The
problem with the cat foods that didn't have enought taurine was that there
was too much cereal in the food.

> Electrolyes/Electramine
> This comes in a powder packet but also contains 9%protein,
> 65% glucose,
> 2-2.1% Potassium and 13-14% sodium chloride.
> Let me know if this one is okay or can you suggest another one.
Never used it. Needs the docs to comment on the mix.

> Dental Care/ CH Gauard LA- This is a long acting gel that
> suppose to clean
> the teeth.
This makes me nervous. It seems to me would have to be awfully strong to
dissolve plaque on teeth.

> any other reccomendations-please are welcome
> Bandit's breath has been fowl and his teeth look like they
> could use some
> cleaning.
Scale his teeth. If you don't know how to do it get your vet to do it.

> Also another product for diarhea was Diarhea Control Gel
> ever heard of it??
Nope, but saw it, and was thinking of trying it myself....<g>

> Lastly-
> Bandit has had the shakes or tremors alot lately-it seems to
> happen when just
> waking up but I don't remember it ever being this bad. I
> always thought it
> was normal behavior until I noticed my new kit "Feifal" does
> not do this.
Um this does vary a lot by ferret. But you might want to get his blood sugar
level checked just in case.

> Also I noticed a callus or little ball on the bottom of
> Bandit's foot pad (it
> looks like a calluse-hard little dry looking) it doesn't seem
> to bother him.
> I also noticed on his elbows of his arms hair loss-like the
> areas that he
> generally lays on. Any ideas could this be serious. My vet
> reccomeded Epsom
> Salt Soak for the lump on his foot pad.
No idea. Doesn't sound serious....

> Any suggestions here.
> Thanks so much
You're welcome!
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