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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-07-25 19:53:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ferret teary eyes

Giving sugar to a ferret with insulinoma is not a good idea. Honey
or Karo syrup should only be used in an emergency to help bring a
ferret out of a hypoglycemic seizure. Ferretone shouldn't be a
problem, though I don't see where it would have any beneficial effect
for insulinoma.

Even though I'm not a fan of surgery just for insulinoma, if you're
going to do it, early is best, not later on.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Nicole Hilliard" <nhilliard@c...>
> BTW, for all those people who nicely responded to me about my
problems with
> Ozzie (seizures, etc.), I took him to the vet and got his blood
> level checked. It was low. My vet, Dr. Kelton, thinks he is in the
> early stages of insulinoma. I've followed her advice and put some
honey in
> his water and made sure he gets more ferretone. Dr. Kelton felt
that surgery
> at this point would be wasted because she may not be even able to
see any
> nodes on the pancreas.
> Thanks again for everyone's suggestions.
> Nicole