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From: Sandy Adams
Date: 2001-08-23 17:55:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] carafate for oral ulcer--how should i
should i administer it?

Yep.. I'd ask for liquid carafate.. that's what we have always gotten when
ours have tummy problems/ulcers..

We get it at the human pharmacy.. the vet calls it in for us.. and they mix
it up with something that the ferrets don't mind tasting..

Sandy & The Adams Family Ferrets

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From: fur. chaos. weezilarchy. <weezilized@y...>
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administer it?

> biscuit got a cut on the roof of his mouth a while back, which, with
> antibiotics, has ot gotten infected but instead actually formed a small
> hole in his palate. i am having a scrip for carafate filled as i type
> this, but am wondering how i should actually administer it... the 1
> gram pills are supposed to be divided into 8ths, which is going to be a
> trick to begin with. should i just make a paste out of the prescribed
> amount and actually spread it on the roof of his mouth, or make a
> suspension out of it and just give it to him by syringe, or try to get
> actual solid pieces into him or what?
> from what i understand, caafate works by coating the lining of the
> stomach/GI tract, but i don't quite know how this will happen in his
> mouth if he swallows the stuff... if i make a suspension in water, at
> least i'll be able to get the dosage right fairly easily.
> ideas? with this hole in his palate, he's not eating at ALL unless i
> absolutely force him to. before i can work on anything else with him,
> i've got to get him eating again.
> -kat-
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