Message Number: YG6129 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-08-05 19:57:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Feeding Bubba

Margie wrote:
> Bubba is recovering with ulcers and from tumor removal.
> My vet wants me to feed Bubba (recovering with ulcers) at least 1/2
> can of Science Diet A/D a day. Every time, I feed him this, he
> fights eating it. No matter what I put in the A/D. He will eat the
> chicken baby food.

If he likes the baby food and doesn't like the AD, feed him the baby
food. Dr. Williams has said that a ferret will do very nicely on just
chicken baby food for over 30 days.

> His medications are 1/8 sucrafate tablet 10 minutes before meals,
> and amoxi. I add pedialyte and Ensure to his food, per my vet.
> Won't this stress just add to the ulcers?

I would expect that it would. BTW, you don't need the pedialyte unless
there is diarrhea.

I am not a vet, just a long time ferret owner.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if there's a hot water bottle hanging from the shower pole.