Message Number: YG4622 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-06-16 20:59:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Herman drank a Coca Cola!

I think Herman eats better than I do. Let's see what is in Cola,
I think water mostly, with some food coloring, lots of sugar,
carbonation, caffeine, and that is about it.
Don't worry, he should be fine.
It would be different if he was on a soda and chips diet like
some of us Americans.

> I am worried about my ferret Herman!!! He is a one
> year old neutered hob. He was on his daily excercise
> playtime with my dogs and cats. There was an
> emergency outside, I had to run out real quick. When
> I came back in, Herman was on my mom's sewing table,
> greedily lapping Coca-Cola out of her glass!!! He was
> clearly enjoying it, but I got scared that it might
> hurt him!! I took it away and he got real upset,
> cause he really liked it. But I know that pop is not
> good for people, let alone ferrets. Does anyone know
> if this will cause any harm to him? He seems ok, but
> you never know! He had pnumonia and had been abused
> when I got him, and weighed only 1/2 a pound and was 6
> months old. He is now a hefty 3 1/4 pounds, and my
> vet says he is in great health! And my vet is well
> versed in ferret medicine.
> Carolyn
> Owner/Operator
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