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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-03-01 16:22:00 UTC
Subject: corn

According to _Biology and Disease of the Ferret_ substantial amounts
of yellow corn can drop the pH of the urine enough to cause bladder
stones to form. I do not know how much is too much, though. Would
be careful about amount but unless ferret has a very off urine pH or
existing bladder, urinary tract, prostate or adrenal problems I don't
think I'd get terribly worried, esp. by small amounts.

At 9:36 PM +0000 3/1/01, wrote:
> Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 06:28:56 -0000
> From: maikeru207@y...
>Subject: Is food containing corn bad for ferrets?
>Hello everyone, this is my first post on the health list. I've been
>trying to put together a good mix of food for my ferret Boo, and
>based on things I've read here and there, I've been attempting to
>avoid foods containing corn like the plague. I recall some of
>proposed contraindications of corn being that it is hard to digest or
>it causes allergic reactions. Has any of this been proven or is this
>just well meaning opinions??
>I'm also trying to obtain the vitamin and mineral content of some
>high quality ferret and cat/kitten foods for the purpose of
>comparison. So far, this has been easier said than done.
>Thanks, Michael