Message Number: YG604 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-03 09:12:00 UTC
Subject: Flagyl - surface application

I'm almost certain I saw it on this list, but can't find the post
now... but anyway, you know who you are...

A HUGE thanks! (And a million fuzzy hugs and a really good ear
licking from Rascal!)

Our compounding pharmacist mixed the flagyl to be applied to the
ferret's ear flap for us. After only 3 days, Rascal's chronic (past
12 months) diarhhea is abating. (We were in the habit of describing
his poops in terms of square feet of flooring to be mopped.) For the
past 12 hours his poops have been soft but formed.

Rascal is a very active (although insulinoma & post bilateral
adrenal) 8-year-old silver who's pretty sure he can still climb
mountains even though he stumbles & walks sideways. We've tried the
usual flagyl suspension repeatedly which requires 3 people to
administer to this wirey old man. They invariably end up wearing half
of the dosage and he usually manages to gag back up the better part
of the other half. We've tried homecooked diet and just about every
med in the vet's book.

This is working.

Thanks again,

Debi Christy
Ferrets First Foster Home