Message Number: YG3697 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-05-17 20:15:00 UTC
Subject: Re:

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Sukie Crandall <sukiecrandall@t...>
> At 4:22 PM +0000 5/17/01, Ferret-Health-list@y... wrote:
> >Can anyone tell me if peanut brittle is OK for ferrets? This is
> >peanuts in a candy coating. I know there is peanut butter crunch
> >8 in 1 and my ferret used to love it but here in the UK, Customs
> >decided to ban it. Its the peanuts I'm worried about in case of
> >allergies.

Simon - Regarding your question about peanut afood allergies, I have
not ever heard fo this condition in ferrets. However, I would have
to agree witht he concern voiced by a number of other list members
about the possibility for obstruction and the lack of nutritive value
of nuts for ferrets, and the amount of sugar in the brittle.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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