Message Number: YG6237 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-09 14:32:00 UTC
Subject: Re: insulinoma and vomiting

> For the past couple of days, I've noticed that he seems to want to
> up after I give him the prednisone (which he's always hated the
> of.) He never actually threw it up, though, until tonight. At the
> time he also threw up his last meal, and then had a hypoglycemic
> episode. I brought him out of it with a little Karo syrup and then
> him some of his regular food to prevent another sugar crash, and
> now he seems OK.
> My question is, what should I do about the prednisone? If it starts
> making him throw up which then sets off an episode, it seems
> counterproductive to give it to him. On the other hand, I don't
know if
> it's a good idea to discontinue it, either. Any ideas?

I have buy my prednisone from a compounding pharmacy in a nice grape
flavor that is also compounded into a smaller dose. My pred. is in a
5mg/ml suspension, so if any ferret still does not like the flavor,
they are only getting a very small amount. Most of my ferrets dosages
do not exceed 0.1ml.
Hope that helps.

Adrienne and her 7 pred. ferrets!