Message Number: YG4711 | New FHL Archives Search
From: - Z -
Date: 2001-06-20 11:31:00 UTC
Subject: Re: how many calories a day?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Stephanie" <steph@t...> wrote:
> 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
> things like the hairball medicines do. Please help as I don't want
to give
> sugar to my fert.

I would also be interested in knowing why, since I also use the
spoonful of "sugar" makes the medicine go down method of
administering pred. According to my bottle of ferretone here, the
ingredients are:

soybean oil
cod liver oil
wheat germ oil
Vitamin A supplement
Vitamin D3 supplement
Vitamin E supplement
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
Mono and Diglycerides (are these the culprits?)
BHT and Propyl paraben (preservatives)

Linatone is pretty similar, with a few more ingredients thrown in.
Any comments from the nutrition people?