Message Number: YG3782 | New FHL Archives Search
From: A. Abate/C. Kinsey
Date: 2001-05-20 12:53:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Barb and Bandit

The thought of another surgery is probably discouraging at this point, but
if you could find a vet that does cryosurgery (freezing right at the site
instead of removal), you could get rid of that nasty right-sided tumor.
That is the method of choice these days for non-removable tumors. As for
meds, an easy way, and a helpful one since nutrition is an issue for
Bandit, to get the meds down is to introduce him to a little warm
LACTOSE-FREE milk formula. Ferrets are lactose intolerant but love milk.
Find it in the baby food section of the grocery. It's called Lactofree (not
Soy) Warm up a little
with a bit of nutrical or a few drops of Karo syrup and introduce a small
amount on your finger. Most ferret dive in. When he accepts it, add the
meds after warming and down they go.
If you would like to email me privately, I have another helpful
suggestion if you chose not to do another surgery. We have had some good
results even with the bleak situation you face. It's inexpensive, can't
hurt, might help.
Carolyn at Ferret Rescue