Message Number: YG361 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-02-27 19:10:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: baby aspirin

In a message dated 02/27/01 10:30:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
williams@e... writes:

<< The dosage for aspirin in ferrets is 10-20 mg/kg once daily by mouth.

I know that an adult aspirin is 325 mg, but I'm not sure about the
total in a child's aspirin - Connor takes ibuprofen.

Baby aspirin has 81.25 mg per tablet. My usual ferret dosage tends to be an
eighth of a tablet once a day, although for severe pain I'll go twice a day,
always with food. And like Dr. Williams, I think that fever is something we
need to think about. The automatic reaction we have to fever is that it's
bad and we need to get rid of it, but truly, most of the time, fever is very
helpful. So I rarely would use anything to treat a fever, unless it was
dangerously high, but rather concentrate on treating the cause of the fever.

Hi, all! I recognize a few of you here, and I'm sure I'll come to know the
rest soon.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.