Message Number: YG6152 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-06 17:55:00 UTC
Subject: Re Feeding Bubba was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number

In a message dated 08/06/01 7:45:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Margie" wrote:
> Bubba is recovering with ulcers and from tumor removal.
> My vet wants me to feed Bubba (recovering with ulcers) at least
> 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.

I am not a vet, but if he will eat the chicken baby food, I would
just stick with that. If he likes nutrical, maybe add a little of

that, also. ANd I wouldn't bother telling the vet he won't eat
A/D. The important thing is to have him eating something. As he
starts to feel better, he may expand on what he is willing to eat.

Well, speaking as a vet, I would want to know that my patient was
not eating
the food recommended for it - that's important to know. Many
ferrets like
a/d, some do not. But I agree with what others have said, baby food
is fine
for quite a while.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.