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From: kathie weber
Date: 2001-07-28 17:45:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list]

My ferret Barney has had insulinoma for a couple of
months now and is on pred and seems to be holding his
own. He's almost 8 years old and eats a lot of duck
soup. I feel he's making progress because I see him
crunching his dry food every day. We decided not to
have surgery because of his age, and I'm happy with
the decision, but thats only my feelings. We
occasionally have low sugars that put him in trouble,
but so far we've been lucky to treat it with karo
syrup. My vet feels he also has adrenal tumors but we
won't pursue it with surgery. Good luck with your
fuzzy and keep us posted on his progress.
--- vboggs@s... wrote:
> Hello,
> I was wondering if I could get some information on
> treatment options for
> ferrets with insulinoma. My vet says that my ferret
> has small tumors on her
> pancreas that causes her blood sugar level to drop
> causing seizures... and
> it has. I am currently treating her with prednisone
> but it does not seem to
> be doing much. Her blood test showed her blood sugar
> level to be 18 instead
> of 100 where it should be. My vet suggested surgery.
> Is this my only option? What can I do? I am at a
> loss. I would appreciate
> any help you can give me!

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