Message Number: YG5510 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-07-14 22:48:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Cholodin

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., fuzzyslave@y... wrote:
> Dr Williams or other great minds,
> My ferret,George was put on Cholodin for liver failure about 3
> ago.And a few others since him have as well been on this med for
> same reasones.Bloodwork was done on each of the four on this
> vet only told me it was high liver enzines was the reason for it to
> be done.They have thrived from deaths door on this medication.
> But I now have moved my shelter & the new vet doesn't know about
> Cholodin,what it's used for,ect.I can go back to my old vet & get
> some more(almost out).I told my new vet what the old vet told me
> he still would like to hear it from you.And he's joining this list
> that he can get much needed advice from you.
> Can you tell me anything on this medication?

Dear Sandi:

Cholodin is a dietary supplement with the following ingredients:

Phosphatidylcholine (from soy lecithin), choline (as chloride), dl-
methionine, inositol, zinc (as oxide), niacinamide, vitamin E,
thiamine (mononitrate), riboflavin, pyridoxine (HCl), selenium
(sodium selenite), vitamin B12 (cobalamin concentrate), and
dexpanthenol. Formulated with a flavor base.

Unforatunately, without mor information on George's lliver enzymes, I
am unable to confirm the possibility of liver failure. While this
supplement is not harmful, I do not see anything in it which would
reverse liver failure. Elevated liver enzymes are a common finding
in ferrets who are not eating well, and may be misinterpreted to
represent primary liver disease. I would be hestiant in ascribing
miraculous actions to this particular formulation - I would much
rather ascribe them to your wonderful nursing care.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM