Message Number: YG704 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Dr. Bruce Williams
Date: 2001-03-04 20:49:00 UTC
Subject: Re: mucous poop

Dear Alexis:

Patty is correct - it is given by prescription only. It doesn't make
a lot of sense, as it is a completely inert drug, there is not chance
of inducing resisstance to it, and people can't get high on it.

Carafate is also called sucralfate, and if your vet doesn't stock it,
he/she can write a prescription at a local drug store.

Carafate essentially is a patch for ulcers. It should be given 10
minutes prior to eating, so it can line all of the ulcers and prevent
pain when food hits the stomach and acid is released. While I have
seen some vets prescribe it every 4 to every eight hours,
admnistering it between meals really defeats its purpose.

The liquid formulation is pretty well tolerated by most ferrets, FAR
better than pepto bismol.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM
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--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., steve austin <kazpat1@j...> wrote:
> Dr. WIlliams, thanks again. I can't find carafate anywhere. is it
> perscription?
> thanks,
> alexis
> Yes.
> Patty
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