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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-06-18 13:14:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Ferrets and fat

I think it's pretty obvious that they are not ferret nutritional
experts! Grain as the first ingredient? Jeesh.

Anyway, you might want to send them to this link...

Or go there yourself and extract the information and present it to


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Sidsel L. Espersen" <weezil@m...>
> Does our pet ferrets need less fat than wild or pelt ferrets?
> This sounds like rubbish to me, but the Danish Ferret Association
> that this is the away to go, and a new danish ferretfood has been
> to fit this. I've taken one look at that food, and that as well as
the claim
> seems to be rubbish. Grain as the first ingredient, only 6% chicken
> some fish and then follows a lot of not so good stuff.
> I was also shocked to learn that the Danish Ferret Association
claims that
> there are no "experts" on ferret nutrition (sp!?) - and I thought
of Bob
> Church and his diet posts and it said nothing about less fat and
> grains...
> Could anyone write something that would prove them wrong? I think
> wrong, but that doesn't count as I have no real background with
animals and
> animal nutrition.
> Oh, the food they so happily promote has only 11% of fat, just
thought I'd
> tell you, so you didn't think it was 17% or something.
> Any help is as always greatly appreciated! :)
> - Sidsel & da Gang O' Ferts feat.
> Terrible Turbo Terror Tyson and Loke da Thief
> ~~~~~ ~~~~~