Message Number: YG3926 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-23 16:12:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list]RE: ProPlan Turkey Barley Nutrition

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., AFERRETVET@c... wrote:
> The 2 big things against Proplan Turkey and Barley
> are low protein (31%) and low fat (14%).
> Have you tried Hill's Prescription Diet feline d/d or
> Eukanuba's response feline lamb and barley?
> The d/d canned food has a dry matter protein of 39%
> and a fat 28% level. It is a lamb and rice product. The
> Eukanuba can lamb and barley has a dry matter protein level
> of 41% and a fat level of 27%. Both of these are closer to
> what you want for a ferret food without having chicken or poultry
> as the protein source.
> Food for thought,
> Jerry Murray, DVM

Sorry for the delay in this reply, Dr. Murray. We threw a big get-
together this past weekend (11 people!) and I did all the cooking and
cleaning the whole weekend. Oi! Catering for 11 people is much harder
than caring for 11 ferrets by a long shot. :) I'm just now catching
up on the FHL.

Thank you for this information. I had not really thought to try a
higher protein food without the chicken or wheat. I had understood
the problem as being the result of the normal ferret foods being too
rich. I will do a test with these other foods to see if that is the
case. I assume the Hill's diet is available through my vet. Is the
Eukanuba a vet-only product or is there another source for this food?

Thank you again.

Anastasia Kidd