Message Number: YG6148 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Dennis Jones
Date: 2001-08-06 16:34:00 UTC
Subject: Whipping cream in lieu of pred?


Someone posted on my board that their vet prescribed whipping cream
instead of pred for insulinoma. This vet said that adding fat is
effectual in treating insulinoma. The ferret is 7 years old, and his
BG was 42 at the time the whipping cream was prescribed. "Dosage": 1
tablespoon 2-3 times daily. It has been several weeks since the
whipping cream has been used and the poster claims there have been no
seizures (I assume any level of hypoglycemia). Prior to this, a
change in kibbles almost caused a complete cessation of the seizures,
but they returned a few weeks later with greater frequency and

Personally speaking, I've never heard this before (I've had 5
insulinomic ferrets myself). I doubt whipping cream can be a
substitute for pred, but I'd like to hear some professional opinions
on this. Knowing less than nothing about how foods are broken down
and processed in the body, I'm very curious about this. Are there
*any* benefits to giving an insulinomic ferret whipping cream?

Thank you!

the Ferret Realm