From: V. C.
Date: 2001-06-08 09:30:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: brewer's yeast
hello my names is vanessa and i saw your receipe, pleas tell me what missing
link, deliver or dyne are. My furkids are fine but i try to keep many duck
soup reciepes on hand just in case, some i have tried and my ferrets dont
like them so i have been trying to make one now that they will like in case
they ever do need it. Dawn my 7 mths old ate a spider and i have found one
that she will eat but the others dont care for it. ( she is fine i took her
to the vet they removed the spider a black widow i saw her eat it and rushed
her right in) my house has been extermanited since. please help me with this
i have five ferrets and they are my babys i like to be ready for anything,
and your receipe seems to have really helped these blessed animals.
vanessa and the fab 5
Dawn, Figjet, Snickers, Nitro and Wahoo
>Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: brewer's yeast
>Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 19:55:28 -0000
> > The
> > chromium in it is good for diabetes but BAD for insulinoma as per
> > recent info from vets here.
>Wendy isn't the only person who didn't know this.
>Sukie, remember how we corresponded a couple years ago and you were
>astonished that of all the ferrets I've had, I *never* had one with
>insulinoma (at the time, that was 21 ferrets over 12 years)? You
>asked me what my secret ingredient was and I had no answer.
>Well, I've now had 27 ferrets in my 14 years that I own (not fosters)
>and have had only 2 show signs of insulinoma. My vet has always been
>surprised because he thought the actual rate should be closer to 33%
>(and that would be 9 of my ferrets).
>Two of my ferrets had insulinoma nodules removed incidental to other
>surgery (one was adrenal and the other to remove a 9 ounce spleen;
>neither showed signs of insulinoma). Both ferrets are two years post-
>op and are still healthy, happy, *active*, and symptom free. One is
>now 8-9 years old and the other is 6+.
>For years (at least 8), I have supplemented my ferrets with a soup
>that they get 1-2 times daily. Each ferret gets about 1/4 cup of the
>soup. The old or ill ferrets get as much soup as they want 3-4 times
>My basic soup recipe has 4 cans of a/d, 1 large jar of banana baby
>food, 2 teaspoons of Missing Link, 1/4 cup Baby food rice cereal, and
>1/3 cup of brewer's yeast. As necessary, I may add Deliver or Dyne.
>I'm not sure what to make of this new information. I'm unlikely to
>change something that has worked so well for me for so many years.
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