Message Number: YG4646 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-06-17 18:32:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Pediapred dosage?

Ferrets are very steroid resistant, so I believe your vets fears of
the damage are unfounded. 0.25mg is a small dose, but certainly not
too small for some ferrets, as each case is different.

Beasley has been getting pred for over three years now. He's
currently getting 0.9mg twice a day, and that's his highest dose so
far. Beasley did not respond well to Diazoxide, but that's just
him. Some ferrets do quite well with it and some don't.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., eander6363@y... wrote:
> but that is the only time. My vet is afraid of the damage being on
> pred will do and does not want to increase the dosage. The bottle
> says 5mg/5ml and like I said he only gets .25ml twice daily. Maybe
> I'm wrong but that seems low and I think he should get a higher
> and give it a chance. I think there are more complications from
> diazoxide from what I've read. I've tried to tell her about some
> the things I've read on here but she isn't very responsive to it.