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From: Pam Sessoms
Date: 2001-09-28 04:59:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Anemia

On Fri, 28 Sep 2001 TR1212@a... wrote:
> Can anyone tell me if there is anything that can be done for a ferret
> who is anemic?


Does the vet know why he's anemic? Much will depend on that...

OK, anyway, I have had two severely anemic ferrets respond very well to a
supplement called Ferret Drops. It has a lot of iron (liver source) and
B-vitamins. One ferret liked it directly from the dropper; the other
hated it straight but tolerated it mixed into his chicken baby food.
Ferret Drops are very similar to a widely-available supplement called "Pet
Tinic," and I'm sure it would work just as well. Many vet offices sell
Pet Tinic so it may be easier to get quickly.

Good luck - it sounds like you are doing a fabulous job taking care of

-Pam S.