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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-09-14 16:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Too many Sweets?

> Can too many sweets cause any ferret illnesses and how much is too
> much when it comes to things like pop tarts? How about fruit? Our one
> guy loves grapes, oranges, etc. Is it too much to give grapes, pop
> tarts and ferret treats in one day? How many raisins in one day is
> appropriate?

That is a topic which is still being studied.

Certainly, it is known now that sweets are bad for those who have
insulinoma, though they may be periodically needed to stop a seizure
when the medical or surgical approach to that health problem needs

Can they cause pancreatic problems? No one knows for sure, but some
think that is possible, and mechanisms have been postulated. You
will find discussions of this in past FML posts by using the search

Since, the last I read, no one actually knows if sweets or starches
pose that sort of risk it is not known if only certain sugars may be
problems, or what amounts may be problems. When more is known we'll
all learn.