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From: Stephanie
Date: 2001-06-19 14:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] how many calories a day?

You note that Ferretone is not to be given to Insulinomic
ferrets. Why is this? My vet actually suspends the prednisone
in ferretone so that they will eat it. From what I understood,
Ferretone does not have sugar although things like the
hairball medicines do. Please help as I don't want to give
sugar to my fert.

with Maggie, Bullwinkle, Shasta, Emeline and Icabod
-----Original Message-----
From: TR1212@AOL.COM [mailto:TR1212@AOL.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 8:37 AM

I'm not sure how many calories a ferret needs a day but I do
believe that
your insulinomic ferret needs more than the baby food. I
believe that the
baby food is to be used as a supplemental food. That they
still need a ferret
food that has all the nutrients ferrets need. A lot of the
duck soups are a
combination of ferret food, the baby chicken food and
sometimes a few other
nutritionally advantageous ingredients as well. One of our
ferrets has
insulinoma and he still eats his pellet food, then we give
the supplemental
feedings also. I would definately ask your vet. You can also
look up the duck
soups. Some are specifically for ferrets with insulinoma and
some have
ingredients that an insulinomic ferret should not have. ie;
ferretone and
ingredients with sugar. So, you have to look at the
Hopefully others who are more knowledgable will respond.
Good luck.

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