Message Number: YG4862 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-25 15:23:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ferretone


Thanks for the reply. I know you give Beasly Nutrical with each meal
since he has insulinoma. I was under the impression the Ferretone
was like Nutrical except did not have the sugars that an insulinomic
ferret should avoid. I guess I was mistaken about that.

Back to the age old question it ok to give Nutrical to
ferrets with insulinoma even though it contains sugar.

My goal is 1) to provide my ferret with all the nutrients he needs
since all he really eats is turkey baby food and 2)to provide enough
calories. I noticed that a jar of baby food only has 80 calories,
and my ferret eats about one jar per day, which doesn't seem like a
lot of calories for him. I posted on this site for info on how many
calories a ferret should have but didn't get any solid number


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Mike Janke" <mjanke@m...> wrote:
> Ferretone is an oily substance. I don't see where it would provide
> any positive (or negative) results in the case of insulinoma.
> A diet high in meat protein seems to be the best thing you can feed
> ferret with insulinoma. To my knowledge, there's nothing else,
> wise, that would help.
> Mike
> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., ifixrex2000@y... wrote:
> > I have never used ferretone. Is it the same consistency as
> Nutrical
> > (thick and pasty)? Do you mix it with food or water? Or feed on
> it's
> > own?
> >
> > I have an insulinomic ferret that I'm thinking of supplementing.
> Is
> > this the route to go?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.