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From: Linda
Date: 2001-03-01 20:47:00 UTC
Subject: Vit. B and Pred.

Hi all this is my first post. I currently have 12 ferrets.
I am a rescuer and have a few questions. I currently have two
fosters and one of them is hypoglycemic. He is on .5cc of
prednisone twice a day. He has been on this dosage since
around November. We tried to bring him down in December but
he had a small crash on the 9th so we brought him back up to
.5cc. which is what he was on originally. He is doing very
good on the level he is on. But I would like to reduce it
alot. I am afraid that there will be long term damage for him
in the long-run. So should I start reducing it or just go to
another vet? I am really afraid for his long-term health.
Also we tried him on a Vitamin B shot and it really stimulates
his apetite and his energy. He will only war-dance after the
shot. It is so funny because when he war-dances he will do
flips. He just turns over and over and over and over again.
He has done five at most in one session. What I was wondering
was can he get too many Vitamin B? How much would be too
much? He has only gotten two and they were about a month and
a half apart. I usually try and get him one when he does not
eat as much. Also my vet says not to give my healthy ferrets
chicken gravy or duck soup. Well I would like to give this to
them as sort of a treat so in case they were to get sick or
something it would be less of a struggle. Do you give your
healthy ferrets either chicken gravy or duck soup. Also I
have a very picky ferret and she does not like anything except
for her food. They are on a mixture of Eukanuba kitten food
and Mazuri. She is a very good eater but I would like to try
her on something she would eat in case she gets sick or
something. Her weight is not really something that is a worry
unless it is the over-weightness. She is 3 and 1/2 pounds.
She is a MF and is an albino. Thank you for all the help
anyone can give me.

Linda and the furry ones
ICQ # 81643954