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From: Stephanie
Date: 2001-07-30 19:22:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] insulinoma

When you say, "pad of foot" are you talking about their toe
pads or the weird tri-pad part? I just went out and bought a
machine to test both Emeline and Icabod. I lanced Icabod's toe
pad with the included lancing thing and too little blood came
out but the toe pad turned really red. Now I'm afraid to try
again. For us it's important to be able to do this as he also
has cardiomyopathy and stresses too much on vet trips. Am I
being a baby about this? He doesn't seem to care as he was
busy licking ferretone off his tummy when I did it and he
isn't limping or anything. I once accidentally clipped a nail
to short and he cried, so the thought of doing that just
sounds horrible. Maybe I did the wrong pad part?

with Maggie, Bullwinkle, Shasta, Emeline and Icabod
-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Prater []
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 1:53 PM
To: wrote:
> Candice wrote: "Many of us with insulinomic ferrets buy
or borrow a
> blood
> glucose machine."
> I would like to know how you get the blood out of the
ferret? The
> blood
> glucose machine comes with a lanceing device but the
ferrets fur gets
> in the
> way.
> Any thoughts would be great...Thanks :-)

The glocose meter that I have is the FreeStyle by
TheraSense. It takes
so little blood that I can usually get it by doing a stick
on the pad of
the hind foot. It only takes a drop the size of a pin head.
In th4e
cases where that doesn,t work, I will clip a hind toenail
just a tad too
short and get it that way.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if anyone in your family wrestles alligators for
a living.

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