Message Number: YG5953 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-07-30 20:40:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] insulinoma

> Stephanie wrote:
> 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?

I mean the sort of oblong pad in the center of the foot. As I mentioned,
my BG meter only requires a drop of blood the size of a pin head and
sometimes it takes more than one stick to get even that much. What kind
of meter did you get and how much blood does it take? Most take a full
drop which you wont get by sticking a pad. If you have to clip a nail,
watch closely and get just the very tip of the pink and have Quick Stop
or other stypic powder handy. I'm lucky, I guess, because my crew love
their vet and it doesn't stress them much to see him.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if the dishwasher and your wife are one and the same.