Message Number: YG6043 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-01 17:34:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] food choices

In a message dated 8/1/01 7:10:18 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

Deli cat, in particular, is loaded with
artificial colors and preservatives - I won't recommend it for
let alone ferrets. Ferret foods are expensive, but much better
the health of your animals in the long run. So far, most of the
foods mentioned are on my "don't list" for any animal.
Just my 0.02, to start a controversy I'm sure,

Dr. Karen, thank you. I just cringe when I read of people feeding
ferrets cat/kitten food. I have a little girl who is now blind at
age 4, I
think due to the fact she was fed Deli Cat and some other cat food
for the
1st 2 years of her life. She's a rescue and the man who gave her up
a large container of Deli Cat and a small bag of Purina One, and
of the price, about how expensive it was. If he had any idea of the
price I
pay for TF, he'd have been in shock! She was immediately switched
to TF, but
it was too late to undo the damage done to her eyes. Very sad,