From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-08-16 12:21:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Gripe water? Bruce W
I work in pediatrics and haven't heard of gripe water-
maybe a reginal thing. Can you tell us what is in it?
For ECE going to just a very bland diet is best- no kibble
just science A/D or Gerber's second stage chicken baby food
ECE is mostly just diarrhea, in the beginning there may be
some nausea and vomiting, but it is unusual to be lasting
this long, so it may be you are dealing with something else-
> Would you reccommend gripe water(used for enfants when suffering from
> upset stomach from teething) my ferret Skittles I believe is
> suffering from ECE (checking with Vet in 2 days) and has had diarria
> for two weeks straight I think there was maybe 2 good days. My vet
> reccommended pepto bismal (1/4 crushed tablet), although I think it
> is not helping anymore. He throws up, not as bad now as in the
> beginning. He's drinking lots of water...so dehydration is not
> occuring but his stool is just jetting out his tooshy. I have been
> doing the chicken soup and now chicken soup with mushed Totally
> ferret for variety. Although the loose stool has me stumped I want
> make it have a lil firmness and was suggested gripe water although a
> friend says wait and find out if there are concerns so here I am
> waiting for your reccommended advice...Thank you for your time.
> Awaiting your response....VEX
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