Message Number: YG4252 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-03 00:15:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Post surgury advice

Dawn, I'd love to know what your vet has to say about the resultes of
the biopsies performed. Our 9 month old MF sable was very sick back
at the end of March with vomiting and bloody diarrhea. He's always
had somewhat seedy stools which I never realized was poorly digested
food. He eats Eukanuba kitten food mixed with Iams kitten food
(70:30). (He has never had baby food before). We just recently got
Totally Ferret in Canada so now we are gradually introducing him to
T.F. When he was sick our vet did xrays and stool samples which were
all normal so she chocked up the vomting and bloody diarrhea to
either colitis or a viral illness. He was put on a course of
pediatric Septra and has not had any reaccurance of these symptoms.
Hope all turns out well with Spike and keep me updated.

Nichole & Digger
--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Kris McDevitt" <ashflax@m...> wrote:
> My baby had exploratory surgury Thursday so biopies could be done
to diagnos his problem. His is a year old male MF albino that has
had seedy stool since I got him last July and has repeated episodes
of violent vomiting and bloody mucous stool every 6-8 weeks since
> After surgury I was told by my vet to only feed him soft food for
the next 3-5 days. I have been giving him Gerber stage 2 chicken,
turkey or ham baby food every 4 hours since he came home. This
morning he had another episode of vomiting and bloody stool right
after he ate. My ferret vet is off today and when her office called
her about this she told them to have me bring him in for fluids
immediately. He is resting ok now but I was so worried he would hurt
his incision and biopsied areas while going through the violent
> My vet thinks he has proliferative colitis or eosinophilic
gastroeneritis, which is why we did the biopsies. We wont get the
results back until next week. After reading all the information I
could find here and elsewhere on the net on these diseases I am
wondering if the baby food could be the trigger/allergy that is
setting of these episodes.
> Like I mentioned it usually happens every 6-8 weeks but he just had
an episode last Wednesday so it has only been 1 1/2 weeks this time.
I usually gave him a little baby food 1- 2 X a day before this as a
treat and because of the poorly digested seedy stools from dry food
(MF brand and kitten food mixed). He has only had baby food since
Thursday since that is what my vet ok'd as his soft diet for now.
> I won't be able to talk to her until Monday about this so I was
hoping someone else could advise me if there could be a problem with
the baby food and suggest another soft diet I can try.
> Thanks,
> Dawn & Spike