Date: 2001-07-13 21:03:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] RE: Bo's Helicobacter
Thank you for the alternative to Bismuth (Pepto).Personally, I don't like to
use Pepto because it contains salicylates that my ferrets livers don't need.
I have also used Kaopectate for G.I. coating purposes(and diarrhea). Thanks
again, I'll definantly try it!
I wish the best to you and Bo. K.M.
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Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 9:14 PM
> I wonder if the battle over getting the Pepto into Bo is worth the
> stress. If I might, I'd like to pass along a great thing one of our
> rescue group taught me, which has worked wonderfully well for three of
> mine, including one who was undergoing chemotherapy. Get some Slippery
> Elm Bark capsules at the local Health Food store, open and mix about 1/8
> in some water or any other liquid Bo likes. It should get ... slippery,
> like jello before it sets. Give it about 30 minutes before a meal, or
> anytime in between, 3 or 4 times a day. It soothes and helps "coat" the
> GI tract, and mine take it as is without a fuss.
> As for the ulcers and eating, Bo may have ulcers all the way up into his
> esophagus or mouth - even the Flagyl could have upset his stomach. And
> if he is throwing up, the stomach acids could have irritated things as
> well. So try small amounts of soft foods that he likes - maybe wet his
> normal food, or even make a warm mush out of it, adding some Hills A/D,
> chicken baby food, Duck Soup, or (my personal favorite) Bob C's Chicken
> Gravy. I hide the meds in the Duck Soup or Bob C's, too - no fighting,
> mine scarf it down. And it "buffers" the effects of the Flagyl on the GI
> tract. We have weathered ECE, ulcers, chemo, and a host of other crises
> that way. Best wishes for Bo's speedy recovery !!!
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