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From: Stephanie
Date: 2001-08-09 18:05:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: insulinoma and vomiting

My pred is suspended in Ferretone, so my guys think it's a
treat. My vet just crushes up the pills into a certain amount
of Ferretone and puts it in a clear bottle. I just shake it up
really good and measure out the amount with the syringe and
they go nuts. I make sure also to give them food right after
because the pred is hard on their tummies. You can also put
the pred right into some chicken baby food to mask the taste,
but I would ask your vet if they could suspend it in

Good luck,
with Maggie, Bullwinkle, Shasta, Emeline and Icabod
-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 11:32 AM

> 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
> 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
> counterproductive to give it to him. On the other hand, I
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
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!

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