Message Number: YG4861 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-06-25 13:41:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Peptic Ulcers, and giving medicine

Margie wrote:
> Jay, my 5 year old, with adrenal and insulimomia also has a peptic
> ulcer. Since Saturday, I have been trying to give her the prescribed
> medicine. To me, it appears she is not getting enough to heal the
> ulcer. Her stool is still black.
> I have tried scruffing her and giving it. I am afraid she will gag on
> it when I do it. It seems she still can spit most of the medicine
> out.
> If she has been on the medicine, now for 2 days, should I expect to
> see a change in the color of her stool?

What medicine are you giving her? If one of them is Flagyl or
metronidazol, it no wonder. That stuff is the most foully bitter thing
imaginable. My vet wont even prescribe it for ferrets. There is a newer
treatment for ulcers that uses Amoxi, Biaxcin and Carafate. None of
those taste too bad and it's a lot easier to give.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if you always answer the door with a ball bat in your hand.