Message Number: YG6149 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-06 17:56:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Whipping cream in lieu of pred?

What kind of food did you give your ferrets? My Pebbles
(almost 9) was diagnosed with insulinoma about 1 1/2 months
ago and is on Pred. She has stopped eating her regular food
and will only eat her baby food... which is fine with
me....She eats PLENTY of it. She seems to be a lot better and
is actually playing a bit more. I was wondering if it was the
change in diet or if there was something even better that I
should try. I was seriously considering surgery but she's
doing so much better that I'd hate to ruin a good thing....
but I also know that the pred isn't good for her.... I guess I
am curious about the whipping creme as well... I KNOW she
would love that!
-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Jones []
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 1:34 PM

Someone posted on my board that their vet prescribed whipping
instead of pred for insulinoma. This vet said that adding fat
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
whipping cream has been used and the poster claims there have
been no
seizures (I assume any level of hypoglycemia). Prior to this,
change in kibbles almost caused a complete cessation of the
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
on this. Knowing less than nothing about how foods are broken
and processed in the body, I'm very curious about this. Are
*any* benefits to giving an insulinomic ferret whipping cream?

Thank you!
the Ferret Realm

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