Message Number: YG4747 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Stewart
Date: 2001-06-21 17:40:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Herman drank a Coca Cola!

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., RRC <rrc961@m...> wrote:
> >I am worried about my ferret Herman!!! He is a one
> >year old neutered hob. He was on his daily excercise
> >playtime with my dogs and cats. There was an
> >emergency outside, I had to run out real quick. When
> >I came back in, Herman was on my mom's sewing table,
> >greedily lapping Coca-Cola out of her glass!!! He was
> >clearly enjoying it, but I got scared that it might
> >hurt him!! I took it away and he got real upset,
> >cause he really liked it. But I know that pop is not
> >good for people, let alone ferrets. Does anyone know
> >if this will cause any harm to him? He seems ok, but
> >you never know!

My little guy Gizmo loves coke as well. He managed to get a glass of
it off the coffee table one day and lapped up a large amount (for a
ferret). Afterwards he experienced a very severe bout of diarrhea.
If your ferret didn't have any side effects, then he's probably
okay. You will just have to ensure that he can't get to any more
unattended glasses of soda. We now have to "ferret proof" all food
and drink containers, because of the little leapers and climbers.

Ferret + couch + coke on coffee table + short jump = worried human +
carbonated ferret diarrhea.