Message Number: YG6135 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-05 22:55:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Feeding Bubba

If Bubba will eat the baby food without complaint, then by all means
that it what I would feed him. My ferret will not eat either A/D or
baby food, they make him heave like he is going to throw up. He eats
baby cereal, pedialyte, ground kibble, ensure, and nutrical...with a
little ferretone for flavor. I have been told that feeding baby food
for a short while is OK, maybe not the best diet but better than
having to force feed him every meal. Good Luck, Erica and the ferret

-- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Margie" <dookdook@h...> 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
> chicken baby food.
> 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?
> How can I bring the nutrient level and whatever the A/D adds to his
> diet up?
> How many times should I be feeding him? Currently, I feed him about
> 6
> times a day.
> Thanks
> Margie
> Sorry if the sequence of things are mixed up. Trying to give all
> details.