Message Number: YG642 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Dr. Bruce Williams
Date: 2001-03-03 21:06:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Low Protein & Whipping Cream

Dear Katharine:

Whipping cream will be fine, as long as it doesn't cause diarrhea.
Milk products can cause diarrhea due to the high content of solids in
suspension, as well as the inability of many adult animals to digest

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM
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--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., katharine <shurcool@t...> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me whether whipping cream is OK on
> a low protein diet? Champ is on low protein.
> He's my baby with renal failure. I have re-done
> my soup recipe making it low protein. He doesn't
> seem to be eating kibble at all and will only eat
> his soup if I hold him. Then, two days ago, he
> didn't want to eat his soup unless it was licked
> off my finger. This makes it extremely difficult
> to give him his sub-q fluids <g>. I depend on his
> morning soup to keep him occupied. Anyway, I have
> been adding whipping cream the last couple of
> days. He is now eating his soup on his own
> again. The calories won't hurt since this is all
> he's eating. I read on the whipping cream box but
> it just says a serving (1 T??) is 1% of the RDA
> for protein.
> Any clues?
> Katharine