Message Number: YG3825 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-05-20 20:55:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] sick ferrets

> alicia wrote:
> I went through the same type of situation once too. DH and I were
> going on our honeymoon a few years back and we boarded the ferrets for
> 10 days. It was even at a ferret shelter. When I would call they
> would tell me all is well. We got back and they were all 3 not eating
> and thinner. Two of them lost a whole pound each. I was so very
> upset to see them this way as I'm sure you were too with your 2!!!
> Well, duck soup helped but one of them just wasn't even eating that.
> So, after a trip to the vet she realized that this one had what seemed
> like ulcer conditions. We were trying .7-1cc of pepto bismal and then
> waiting 1/2 to feed him. He wasn't getting better about eating so
> she prescribed a liquid human ulcer RX of some kind. We would give
> that to him just like we would the pepto. That did the trick. I wish
> I knew what it was called, it was syrupy like and orange or red in
> color.

It was probably Carafate (Sulcrafate) which the vet or pharmacist had
disolved in a flavored syrup. That helps, but 2 weeks on Amoxicillin and
Biaxin plus the Carafate kills the ulcer bacteria.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde