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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-07-16 11:10:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Allergy

>Is there a possibility that my ferrets can be allergic to ferretone? After
>we give them ferretone, when they are good, we see them running out of their
>tent scratching like mad.... Could it be because of the ferretone or
>something else?
>Margie & kids

Unless they are closely related the chances of having multiple
ferrets with the same allergies are vanishingly small, so -- since
you mentioned "they" I'll have to say it's likely "something else"
unless they are very closely related (sibs, parent and child, etc.).
I don't know any reason to assume that there may not be a ferret out
there which is allergic to something in Ferretone, but haven't heard
of it. Then again, I have read of one ferret who is allergic to
catnip -- but only of one. (I am not a vet; just someone who has had
19 years with ferrets and lot of experience with allergies.)