Message Number: YG6636 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-25 16:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: hairball question

> I cannot get my ferrets to take the hairball remedy, I just saw on
>TV that you > can give your cat a little butter and it works the
>same way. Will butter hurt > a ferret? I haven't tried it yet, but
>I'm ready for anything, they really need > something to help get rid
>of hairballs.

Try petroleum jelly and if you need to then mix it with something the
ferrets like. For removing hairballs you need something that will
not digest but will pass. Fats slow digestion and they do digest so
they aren't going to be of any use for moving our hairballs.