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From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-08-27 12:50:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Question about vitamin supplements

I believe that a good ferret food is nutritionally complete, no added
vitamins needed. If you do give a little ferretone as a treat some
recommend that you mix it 50/50 with olive oil to decrease any
chance of actually giving too much of the fat soluble vitamins-
like vit A. Although I think the doses would actually have to
be huge to overdose the ferret, no harm in being extra
careful, plus you get twice as much from the supplement.

> I have a couple of ferrets who receive Ferretone treats every couple
> of
> days. I have compared the labels on the oil supplements and the
> vitamin
> supplements like Nutri-cal and there is a lot of overlap. Are my
> ferrets
> getting enough vitamins from the Ferretone, or is there a benefit to
> providing another vitamin supplement?
> Thanks in advance for the help.
> Cheers,
> Matt
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